Professor, Berklee College of Music
Over the past 8 years, I have auditioned several hundred, if not a couple thousand, drummers. That's a LOT of auditions....Auditions for college acceptance, college scholarships, 5 Week Program scholarships and Showcase auditions. I've auditioned people for ensemble placements, mid-terms, finals, and lots more.
I kept seeing the same problems:
Sooo....I created a checklist for my own students to help them better prepare for their auditions and sure enough, it worked. Every. Time!
Everyone who went through this list and practiced consistently got A's on their mid-terms and finals.
100% of my students who I prepared for college entrance auditions got accepted. 100%!! Most of them got scholarship monies, too.
A year ago my wife, Erika and I thought "we gotta help more people than just those who come to Berklee!" There is a definite NEED for this. So, we had the idea to create a course that would help drummers have more successful auditions. I have seen it all throughout my 8 year career at Berklee and I have figured out exactly what every drummer needs to know to ace their audition.
This course covers every aspect of the drum set audition process.
Berklee 5 Week Showcase Auditions and Showcase Callback Auditions
Berklee Groove School Weekend Auditions
Berklee Percussion Week Auditions
Berklee 5 Week Program Scholarship & Placement Auditions
Berklee Entering Auditions (college acceptance)
Berklee Placement Auditions
Berklee Ensemble Auditions
Berklee Semesters 1,2, & 3 Mid-Term and Final Exams
Berklee Professor for 8 years
Auditioned Hundreds of Students
30+ Years of Teaching Experience
Drum Set Artist & Clinician
Berklee College of Music Graduate
Bachelor in Jazz Composition
Masters in Percussion Performance
Air Force Academy Band 13 years