Week Five of Boot Camp is all about taking care of the little details that, when addressed ahead of time, make your audition day go smoothly and successfully.
This week, you can submit your own audition checklist on the student page. Click the image below to download your own copy of Chapter Five, and remember, these links will only be live until next Wednesday!
If you've been following along with the previous three weeks of Boot Camp, then you've made some great strides in your audition prep. You've decided what you want to major in, found some schools that fit you as a person, and chose some awesome audition pieces that will show off your talents.
Now that you've squared away those more general challenges, it's time to buckle down and start practicing for those auditions. Week Four is all about taking charge of your practice time and using it in the most intelligent way.
As an added incentive, each person who uses the student page for Week Four to submit a completed Daily Practice Log will receive a coupon code for a free download of the entire Conservatory Boot Camp Workbook!
As usual, click the image below to download Chapter Four. The links to download the chapter and to access the student page will be live for one week only!
By now, you know what schools you want to audition for. Now you need to choose what music you're going to play to wow those judges!
Use this chapter to determine the most concise and intelligent list of audition pieces to bring to your potential schools. Click the image below to download the chapter, and feel free to respond using the corresponding student page.
I hope you all found Week One of Conservatory Boot Camp useful and interesting! Ideally, you have an idea of what you want to major in, or at least a little more direction than you did previously.
This week, you will start to narrow down your list of potential schools. This was one of the most difficult parts of the college audition process for me; at the time, I was a 17-year-old high school student living in an isolated area of the country, so I didn't really know what to look for in a university or conservatory or how to decide which schools to focus my energy and time on. I wished that I had more guidance and exposure to all the different options there are, as well as a way to organize all the information I was gathering.
I wrote this chapter with my high-school-age self in mind; you'll find an organizer for your potential schools as well as some reflection exercises to help you figure out what kind of environment you want to be in for the next four years.
Click the image below to download Chapter Two, and submit your responses on the student page. These links will be live until next Wednesday.
Now is the time when high school seniors are getting serious about preparing for college auditions, and I remember spending most of that time feeling equal amounts of excitement and terror.
In the hopes of making this audition season a little easier for the graduating class of 2016, I'm going to make my book, The Conservatory Boot Camp Workbook, available for free. Each week, I will make one chapter available for download, and the corresponding student page on my website will also be unlocked and available for use, a feature that's normally only accessible by purchasing the Deluxe Edition of the workbook.
So what's the catch? There's no catch. The material is free for all to use, and I hope that it helps. I would very much like to hear your thoughts about the book, though! Whether you decide to make use of the student page or you just want to shoot me an email, I'd love to know what works and what doesn't. Everyone who sends their feedback will be credited in the updated edition I plan to release early in the new year.
So let's get started! Click the image below to download Chapter One. You can access the student page here.
EDIT: These links will only be live through Tuesday, September 8th! Next Wednesday Chapter Two will be available for download.