Develop a process for auditions that will lead to learning, growth and success! It's time to get your affairs in order.
In this 6-module digital course, seasoned audition veteran & principal clarinetist of the Detroit Symphony Ralph Skiano brings his book, Behind the Screen: A Winner's Guide to Preparing Your Next Audition, to vivid life. Step-by-step, he'll coach you to effectively organize your materials and time in order to maximize your potential at your next audition.Enroll in the audition lab!
"Give me six hours to
chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four
sharpening the axe."
- Abraham Lincoln
Seasoned audition veteran Ralph Skiano, principal clarinetist of the Detroit Symphony and author of Behind the Screen: A Winner's Guide to Preparing Your Next Audition
The Audition Lab
6 module digital course covering:
PREPARE: Commitment, Materials, Lists & Planning
PHASE 1: Get Familiar
PHASE 2: Get to Work
PHASE 3: Get Performing
PHASE 4: Get Inspired
PLAYING THE AUDITION
BONUS: Practice Routines for Clarinetists (Beethoven 4, IV, Beethoven 6, I, Galanta, Scherzo, Capriccio and Shostakovich 9, III)
Lifetime access to the digital course, any future updates and PDF resources to support your learning. And, of course you can always reach out with questions!
Heading into auditions is like walking alone into the wilderness.
You have what you've prepared, but every time, in every audition, you face the unknown by yourself. Get our 7 tips on BRAVING auditions!
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You should enroll in the Audition Lab if you:
- are ready to create better systems to prepare for auditions 🙋♀️
- have an audition coming up and want some more ideas from someone who has had great success 👏
- know taking auditions is on the horizon, and want to get a head start on establishing a thorough process before the time comes ⏱
- are ready for a transformation! 🎉
We all know... more hours in the practice room doesn't equal results!
It's easy to get obsessed with counting hours of practice. And sure - usually you’ve got to put the time in to see results.
But a lot of what goes into successful auditions happens alongside the practice room: creating a routine, resilient mindset, strong mental and physical preparation, and a water-tight strategy at the audition itself.
So... start digging into these concepts!
Get a powerful plan and strategy for your next audition!
▶︎ MODULE 1: PREPARE Coaching this week focuses on making the decision to commit to an audition, gathering materials, creating your listening list and audition book, the "audition-mode" warm-up, making a plan for physical and mental toughness, and creating your practice chart. (6 videos)
▶︎ MODULE 2: PRACTICE PHASE ONE You'll learn how to get familiar with the repertoire, and lay a foundation for highly technical excerpts. Practice routines are the name of the game here! (2 videos)
▶︎ MODULE 3: PRACTICE PHASE TWO Get to work! You'll learn how to create a rotation system for your excerpts with practical suggestions for setting goals, using your recording device, using a timer, and creating practice tracks. (8 videos + 6 bonus clarinet excerpt practice routines)
▶︎ MODULE 4: PRACTICE PHASE THREE Get Performing! This week you'll learn to practice performing: creating randomized rounds, thinking about mini-recitals, and how to approach mock auditions. (3 videos)
▶︎ MODULE 5: PRACTICE PHASE FOUR Get Inspired! Learn how to record yourself in this phase, how to listen, and get inspired to play your best. Staying in that positive, excited mindset is key. (3 videos)
▶︎ MODULE 6: PERFORMING THE AUDITION It's audition time! You're planning how to use your time in the hotel, at the audition and after you play. (3 videos)
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