Audition Playbook: Optimal Planning for Orchestral Audition Success (Paperback)
The Audition Playbook is a two-part guide and workbook designed to help musicians of all instruments and levels efficiently and effectively plan and prepare for orchestra, band, or other ensemble auditions. No matter the goal, the Audition Playbook provides the framework upon which musicians can carefully create, implement, and follow their own plans from start to finish.
Many factors go into having a successful audition and every winner will tell you about wildly different tools and secrets that set them apart from the pack. Every person--and every audition--is different. However, there are certain elements that tend to be universal among audition winners, and often, the most important factor is simply having a plan--a thoughtful, deliberate plan--and sticking with it.
The Audition Playbook is not a "one-size-fits-all" template and does not set out to plan your entire audition for you. "Part One: The Guide" offers an overview of the the many different facets of audition preparation to consider and provides tools, suggestions, and exercises to implement into your own plan. "Part Two: The Workbook" provides the canvas upon which you will build your personal audition plan.
Among the many topics covered:
- The four phases of audition preparation
- Goal-setting and re-setting
- Taking honest assessments of your technique, knowledge of the repertoire, and other skills
- Planning your daily and weekly practicing
- The development of performance skills
- Planning for the unexpected
- Recording your practice
- Mock auditions
- Writing your "Audition Day Script"
- Reflecting on your auditions
Whether you're already a regular on the audition trail, a first-timer new to the world of auditions, or an already-established professional looking to up your game, the Audition Playbook is for you.
Rachelle Jenkins is an accomplished horn player who has played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montr al Symphony, Iceland Symphony, Hawaii Symphony, and many other orchestras and chamber ensembles around the world. She studied at The Colburn School, McGill University, and the University of Central Florida.
Foreword by Dr. Don Greene, author of Performance Success, Audition Success, Fight Your Fear and Win, and College Prep for Musicians.