The Weekly Brew

A Fresh, new blog about auditioning, recent audition winners and much more!

Winning Principal Oboe of Detroit Symphony at age 21
Written by Audition Cafe

Alex Kinmonth is currently principal oboe of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a position he won several years ago at just age 21 while still studying at Juilliard.  In this exclusive interview we ask Alex about his preparation methods, about the audition day, his experience on the job and also hear advice he has to offer to those on the audition circuit.

Choose Your Own Audition
Written by Nathan Cole

A ’90s style “Choose Your Own Adventure” game!

Co-authored by Nathan Cole, First Associate Concertmaster of the LA Phil
& Akiko Tarumoto, Assistant Concertmaster of the LA Phil