Do’s and Don’t’s of Staying Focused During Auditions

Do’s and Don’t’s of Staying Focused During Auditions

DO

  • Make lists and timelines
  • Stay on top of deadlines
  • Practice audition repertoire every day (doesn’t need to be with your instrument)
  • Play for as many people as possible
  • Prioritize
  • Stay healthy
  • Surround yourself with supportive people
  • Make realistic goals
  • Relax and enjoy the process

DON'T

  • Learn repertoire at the last minute
  • Wait until the night before the deadline to submit applications
  • Stalk your competitors’ facebooks if it makes you nervous
  • Stress eat Ben and Jerry’s
  • Expect failure, but also don’t expect success without hard work
  • Spend hours at a time on one thing
  • Save the hard things for later
Staying Focused at Juilliard

Staying Focused at Juilliard

Preparing Your Applications

Preparing Your Applications