Deliberate Practice Bootcamp with Jason Haaheim


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Are you a dedicated and committed high school or college-level 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. 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.

The Deliberate Practice Bootcamp evolved out of a one-of-a-kind semester-long class which Mr. Haaheim teaches 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. Please consider joining us at the MacPhail Center for Music this June 28-29, 5:00-8:45pm! Open to all instrumentalists.

Tuition covers the cost of the seminar. Out-of-town participants are responsible for finding their own hotel accommodations and meals. MacPhail is located in downtown Minneapolis within walking distance of light rail transit for easy transportation to and from the airport.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for those wishing to apply for Continuing Education Credits.

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For Mr. Haaheim's bio you can visit his website at

Suggested Reading:
Deliberate Practice Overview
Geoff Colvin: Talent is Overrated
Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit
Anders Ericsson: Peak


"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 will show all who attend his classes the pathway to affective auditioning, performing and success."
Matt Sullivan -- Director of Wind Studies, NYU 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

Hotels within walking distance of MacPhail:

Marriott Residence Inn at Depot - 1 block
Renaissance Hotel at the Depot - 2 blocks
Aloft Minneapolis - 5 blocks
>Radisson Red - 4 blocks

Renaissance Hotel at the Depot - 2 blocks
Aloft Minneapolis - 5 blocks
Radisson Red - 4 blocks

About Summer Camps at MacPhail

MacPhail summer camps allow you to collaborate with other students of a similar age and skill level in a fun and focused environment. Camps are available for a variety of playing levels from absolute beginner to advanced for ages 3 – adults. MacPhail summer camps inspire and motivate students to explore a new instrument or enhance their playing or singing skills while studying the music that they love. Camps are available in a variety of genres from classical and rock to jazz to hip hop.

17 years - 55+ years
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