Honesty Pill

The Audition Accelerator

Put the pedal to the metal on your audition preparation

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines...

Winning a big orchestra job can take decades, not to mention the costs of airfare, hotel rooms, rental cars and private lessons.

My Audition Accelerator course helps motivated students shorten this timeline. In 16 weeks, a small, hand-selected group of musicians will learn the techniques and secrets that have taken me three decades to compile.

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What's it like to take an Honesty Pill Accelerator Program?

What's the committee thinking?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could read the audition committee’s mind and understand why you didn’t win? (Or why you didn’t even advance?)

One of the biggest audition-related myths is that the committee has impossible standards, that they want to get rid of candidates as fast as possible. I can tell you that this is far from the truth. Committees are desperate to find good candidates. The problem is that most candidates have no idea what a winning audition sounds like.

Once you understand this, you’ll know how to prepare.

What does the Audition Accelerator cover?


You’ll learn how to get your ducks in a row, instead of getting overwhelmed


You’ll get the tools and techniques to get more done in less time


You’ll learn how to play your best, no matter what happens on stage

Weekly activities , each focused around a specific topic are delivered via:
Group coaching calls (recorded for those who can’t participate). Practical exercises and assignments. Informational emails. Supplemental materials, such as pre-recorded videos and written articles. Relevant reading assignments.

Weeks are designed such that each one has about two hours of course-related work (including coaching call). Additionally, there will be takeaways each week which can be incorporated into the participant’s daily routines. 

More details:

  • Weekly deep dives covering topics such as:
    • The committee’s point of view—understanding what they’re looking for, and how to stand out from the crowd
    • Practice techniques—getting more done in less time
    • Mental preparation—training yourself to play well under pressure
    • Mock auditions—the right way to do them
    • Perspective—how to stay happy (or at least, keep your sanity) while working towards big goals
  • 12 Live Training Sessions
  • 6 Live Q&A Calls
  • 8 Group Coaching Sessions
  • 5 one-on-one phone or video sessions (four during the course timeframe, and one bonus follow up to be used before 7/1/20)
  • Access to my Audition Timeline, which shows you WHAT you need to do and WHEN you need to do it
  • Lesson-related videos
  • Customizable practice charts and worksheets
  • Access to private Facebook group
  • Unlimited email support (response within 48 hours)

What will you get out of this?

In 16 weeks:
You will completely transform your understanding of the audition process.
You will come away with a customized game plan that you can replicate for each and every audition.
You’ll quit “beating your head against the wall”–you’ll be able to use auditions as learning experiences, so each outing gets you closer to success.
You’ll be part of a knowledgable, motivated community of musicians, all working towards the same goal. You’ll get exclusive access to a group-specific closed Facebook community 24/7.

How many more auditions are you going to walk away from, with no idea why you didn’t win? Or why you didn’t even advance?

When does the Accelerator begin?

This 16-week comprehensive program begins on January 13th, 2020.

To get you primed and ready to roll, you’ll automatically be enrolled in my productivity primer course,  “THE STRATEGY SESSION’ as an added bonus.

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Meet Your Coach

Honesty Pill is the project of Christopher Still, a trumpet player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Chris creates focused, actionable plans that help musicians and other creatives address the issues standing between them and their goals. 

Intermediate through professional instrumentalists and singers can benefit from Honesty Pill courses. This includes motivated high school students, college students, serious hobbyists, and professionals of all ages and levels of accomplishment.

Honesty Pill is for anyone who wants to master their art. Even if you’ve already achieved some level of success, Honesty Pill has information and tools that will help you take your musical life to the next level.

Ditch your excuses, learn to focus, and master the skills that really matter.

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