Practice Techniques in Preparing for Rehearsal #1

One of the most important responsibilities a musician has is the early preparation of a piece of music prior to even beginning to play one’s instrument. One must first familiarize yourself with the score of each work that he will be performing and evaluate just how your part fits within the context of the orchestra or chamber music piece. As is the case with many things in life, if you begin this preparation early, it is more likely that you will have a deeper understanding of the performance once you get to the performance. If you are confronted with multiple and/or consecutive upcoming busy weeks, the early preparation can make it that much easier.   Read more.

Orchestral Preparation in 10 Steps

Everybody has a different approach to audition preparation but this is what has worked for me.  I have probably taken about 20 auditions.  I have won six auditions and beyond that, have been in the finals and not won the job in eight, all with this basic process. Through the years, I have slightly modified it to adjust to the changing system.  Below we will jump right in:

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