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Seth Hanes

The one thing you can start doing today to become a better performer

Nathan’s note: This week I’m thrilled to introduce my friend Seth Hanes, who runs The Musician’s Guide to Hustling. Seth is a horn player in Philadelphia, and a few years ago he found himself wanting more and better gigs. So he made it happen, and now he writes about how you can make it happen. His system shows …

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Stacy LeSartre won my New York violin audition Challenge with an unexpected strategy

Week by week last fall, the number of violinists still remaining in my New York Philharmonic violin audition Challenge dwindled: sixty, thirty, twenty. By the time we got to the home stretch, the last few weeks of nearly four months of audition preparation, only fourteen violinists were left. It was pretty clear that those fourteen …

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Only 14 finished my New York Philharmonic violin audition Challenge!

300 violinists started my Challenge. What did it really take to make it to the finish line? To read my original post introducing the New York Philharmonic Audition Challenge, click here. Preparing for an orchestra audition takes it out of you. You get knocked down, banged up, and stressed out. Your chances of victory are slim, since …

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