Deliberate Practice Bootcamp

Deliberate Practice Bootcamp

[TENTATIVE  2020 dates: June 28-29]

Are you a dedicated and committed high school, college-level, or early professional instrumentalist intent on refining your practice room process? This is for you! Do you want to learn more about how efficient practicing is the cornerstone of an effective audition process? Then the Deliberate Practice Bootcamp is definitely for you.

Open to all instrumentalists, the Deliberate Practice Bootcamp evolved out of a one-of-a-kind semester-long class which I teach at New York University. While that course was years in the making, Bootcamp attendees will get the “best of” material distilled into two intense evenings. Focuses will include refining your practice room process, and making efficient practicing the cornerstone of an effective audition process.

Now, you might be wondering “what can a timpanist really teach me about auditioning on my instrument?” Well, glad you asked! Whether it’s a trombonist stating “If I were thinking of auditioning for an orchestra, I would sprint to this boot camp!” or an oboist praising “the ‘Deliberate Practice Bootcamp’ was one of the most inspired, intriguing and informative classes I have ever attended,” you will come away from these sessions a better practicer, a better auditioner, and a better musician.

Please consider joining us at the MacPhail Center for Music this July 1st and 2nd, 6:00-8:45pm!


Registration Deadline: June 1.
(Open to all instrumentalists.)

Deliberate Practice Bootcamp Testimonials:

“Jason Haaheim’s teaching methods are not only for timpanists and percussionists, but apply to any musician trying to attain the highest level of performing. In fact, his principles could likely be applied to any number of professions outside of music. I was very taken with his straightforward approach, addressing all aspects of achieving excellence without it seeming daunting. If I were thinking of auditioning for an orchestra, or simply wanted a great method to gain consistency of a high level, I would sprint to this boot camp!”
~John Rojak — bass trombonist of the American Brass Quintet, NYU Professor of Trombone

“Jason Haaheim’s presentation to our NYU undergraduate performance majors — woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion — was GREAT: an over-the-top hit with our students and faculty! Jason’s multimedia approach to how to practice effectively, referred to as the ‘Deliberate Practice Bootcamp’ was one of the most inspired, intriguing and informative classes I have ever attended. Using scientific methods to perfect his art, he will show all who attend his classes the pathway to effective auditioning, performing, and success.”
~Matt Sullivan — NYU Director of Wind Studies and Professor of Oboe

“After working with Jason, my preparation and productivity had such a huge overhaul that I’ve improved more in the last two months than in the last two years.”
~Georgia Williams — principal flute, Opera Australia Orchestra

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Archive of past summer Deliberate Practice Bootcamp programs

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