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I provide audition preparation for woodwind students who may not be studying regularly with a private instructor, but would like assistance in preparing for district and regional auditions.

(If you are currently studying with another instructor, please get permission from your teacher to work with me.  It's a matter of professional courtesy!)

 

We schedule eight 30- or 60-minute individual sessions at weekly intervals, culminating in a mock audition live or via Zoom.  In each session we review all of the required scales and practice sight-reading, in addition to studying the solo.  

 

Other topics covered are:

 

  • Warm-up strategies: ignore those warm-up room hotshots!
     

  • Scales and sight-reading strategies
     

  • The importance of tempo control: how to avoid rushing
     

  • Auditions from the other side of the judges’ desk: what judges listen for
     

  • Audition Math™
     

  • Breath management: what do when the adrenaline kicks in
     

  • What if you DO make a mistake? How to recover gracefully and keep going

I also provide audition workshops onsite at schools. Workshops include a 1-hour talk about the audition process and a 1-hour master class coaching students on their audition music.

2020-2021 New England Audition Schedules

Massachusetts

November 21, 2020: Southeastern District Senior Auditions

December 5, 2020: Southeastern District Junior Auditions

November 14, 2020:  Eastern District Senior Auditions

January 30, 2021:  Eastern District Junior Auditions

November 21, 2020: Northeastern District Senior Auditions

January 30, 2021: Northeastern District Junior Auditions

TBA: SEMSBA Junior and Senior Auditions

Massachusetts

Required Scales 

Massachusetts Required Solos

SEMSBA JR & SR Solos
Northeastern District SR Solos
Northeastern District JR Solos

Judging Forms

Rhode Island
Required Solos

Connecticut

Required Solos

Connecticut Middle School Solos

Maine

Required Solos

Maine All-State JR Solos

Vermont Required Solos

Vermont District I SR Solos
Vermont District III JR Solos
Vermont District IV SR Solos
Vermont District IVJR Solos
Vermont District V SR Solos
Vermont District V JR Solos
Vermont District VI SR Solos
Vermont District VI SR Solos
Vermont District VII SR Solos