Category Archives: Audition

My Audition Experience

by Nick German – Music Education/Piano. Class of 2015 As I write these words to my eager, excited, and potentially stressed-out prospective fellow students, I am sitting in front of a computer with a smile on my face. This smile … Continue reading 

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Preparing for your audition – part 2

We previously posted some ideas on preparing for your auditions.  Here are some more suggestions to help you get ready for a great audition. Use visualization & mental rehearsal.  Creating positive mental images of an event like an audition can be a … Continue reading 

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Preparing for Your Audition

Auditions at Eastman are fast approaching.  You may be waiting to hear whether you will be invited for auditions, or waiting for confirmation of your audition date.  The Eastman Admissions Office will notify applicants of this information by email no … Continue reading 

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Audition Day Reflections

Senior Andrew Psarris shares memories of auditioning for Eastman four years ago, and what the experience meant to him. Read more here. 

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Musician’s Tips for Traveling with your Instrument

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity here in the Admissions Office as we prepare to host on-campus Audition Days. We look forward to the opportunity to meet all of you promising young musicians and to welcome … Continue reading 

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Winning a professional orchestra audition: an interview with Zac Hammond

Zac Hammond is an oboist and a recent graduate of Eastman who won the principal oboe position with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. At Eastman, Zac earned the Bachelor of Music degree in Applied Music, and studied with Prof. Richard Killmer. … Continue reading 

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Applying to Music School on More than One Instrument

The question of applying on more than one instrument comes up frequently in the music admissions process. There are some cases in which applying on more than one instrument makes sense, and others in which it is not recommended. This … Continue reading 

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How to have a great interview

Many of you will have an interview as part of your audition day at Eastman, depending on the program you are applying to.  Interviews are conducted by a member of Eastman’s faculty or staff – either individually or in small … Continue reading 

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Memorization: a necessary chore, or a path to a more enjoyable performance (audition) experience?

                  Many of you are required, or at least encouraged, to perform all or part of your audition from memory.[i]  What I’ve learned from my own performing and teaching career is that … Continue reading 

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On-Campus auditions start today

Today is the first of five on-campus Friday Audition Days at Eastman.  We are excited to be welcoming such a wonderful group of auditionees and their families to our campus.  Your schedule will be busy while you are here, but … Continue reading 

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