Optimal Planning for Orchestral Audition Success
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The Audition Playbook is a guide and workbook for optimal planning and preparation of orchestral auditions. Written by Rachelle Jenkins; Foreword by Dr. Don Greene.
Please note that the iBooks version has been published in the original landscape orientation of the hard copy edition in order to preserve the integrity and placement of many of the various charts and diagrams. As such, it is best viewed on an iPad or computer, but it can be read on an iPhone as well.
Just as every great athlete needs a strong plan for each game or competition, musicians need strong, well-executed plans for each audition. Whatever you set out to achieve, the Audition Playbook provides the framework upon which you can effectively and carefully create, implement, and follow your own plan from start to finish.
This is in no way a “one-size-fits-all” type of system and it does not endeavor to plan out your audition for you. Think of the Audition Playbook simply as a tool with which you create your own plan, while receiving some possibly new ideas along the way. There are no rules or requirements to the Audition Playbook other than to have a plan, write down your plan, stick with it, and adjust accordingly!
Whether you're already a regular on the audition trail, a first-timer, or an already-established professional looking to audition elsewhere, the Audition Playbook is for you. You may choose to follow the guidelines as much or little as you wish, while still utilizing the structure of the workbook to create and follow your plan.
***Important note about the iBooks edition***
You are encouraged to use the iBooks version as a guide to creating your own personal Playbook in whichever manner you decide. Break out your favorite notebook, create online spreadsheets, or line your practice room with whiteboards... whatever works! Just write everything down!
If you prefer to keep things simple and use the charts and workbook exactly as-is, you can order supplementary hard copies of just Part Two: The Workbook in single or bundle packs at www.auditionplaybook.com/ (These supplementary copies contain enough weekly and daily planning sheets for at least six weeks worth of preparation).
This is a fantastic resource, thank you for writing this!