Jason Heath- Winning the Audition
BECOMING AN ORCHESTRAL AUDITION JEDI MASTER -
Podcast Host and Author Breaks Down the Tactics Used by Audition Winners.
What 27 different audition winners have in common
Jason Heath, host of the internationally recognized podcast Contrabass Conversations
down to talk auditioning with musicians from the world’s top orchestras. With over 1.5 million
downloads, podcasts of these conversations have inspired musicians to better their performing
skills. Jason has taken this wealth of knowledge and distilled it into a book containing
actionable steps for musicians to improve their auditioning skills.
This book is broken down into eight chapters covering the evolution of the modern audition
system, basics for audition preparation, using technology to enhance practicing, stories of
successful auditioners, the mindset of an audition winner, and ten practicing steps for audition
success. A foreword by National Symphony member and Peabody Conservatory faculty
member Ira J. Gold is included along with a transcript of a conversation with Metropolitan Opera
Orchestra percussionist Rob Knopper.