- Why thinking of your audition preparation as a scientific experiment unlocks your potential.
- How charting your audition progress keeps you from making the same mistakes repeatedly.
- How you can take your auditioning to the next level through changes in mindset.
- Why auditioning is a skill that can be mastered.
Visit winningtheaudition.net to pre-order your copy. You can also sign up for bonus content from the book like my Four Methods of Slow Practice worksheet!
Here’s what people are saying about Winning the Audition:
“Professor Larry Hurst likes to say ‘orchestras are the largest employers of musicians in the world,’ As a result, auditions consume the lives of so many aspiring classical musicians. We have all obsessed over them to the point of auditions becoming mystical events with their own lore and urban legend. That somehow they are won with some kind of secret handshake, studying at the right school, playing like a machine, selling your soul to the devil, etc.
Jason Heath’s new book Winning The Audition goes a long way to demystifying this frequently misunderstood and intimidating process. His book is the most thorough and exhaustive book on orchestra auditions that I have come across for any instrument. Through his book and his podcast, Jason has created one of the most invaluable educational resources available for classical bassists.”
Principal Bass, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati CCM
Principal Bass and Faculty, Chautauqua Institution
“Jason has put together an essential resource for any musician wanting to gain the edge and to win their audition!”
Discover Double Bass Founder
“Thank you Jason for putting this book together! Finally someone has compiled best practices in the realm of audition taking and Jason has gotten together some of the best minds in the music world. I’m sure anyone can gain insight into their own audition preparation from this book.”
Oulu Sinfonia, Helsinki
“I love how all these wonderful resources are in one easy to read tool. Thank you, Jason, for continuing to harness the uniqueness of the double bass community!”
music educator, Grand Rapids
Learn more at winningtheaudition.net!
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- D’Addario string giveaway for Contrabass Conversations listeners
- Road Warrior Without an Expense Account (my first book)
- Winning the Audition podcast series
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