Tips for a Successful Audition:
- Students should prepare and memorize two pieces of contrasting styles. Only one song can be a pop song, the other music be a song that is NOT on the radio (musical theatre, jazz, classical, folk, patriotic, etc.)
- Students can choose to sing both pieces A Cappella. Other options are: they can bring in a karaoke (instrumental) CD to sing with, but it cannot have vocals on the track OR they can also bring sheet music for me to play with them. If they bring sheet music, they will still have to sing a portion A Cappella.
- Students should be dressed to impress for their audition (no sweatpants, t-shirts. etc.) Clothing that is too tight or too short is not recommended.
- No lyrics or Ipods should be used.
- Students should not pick songs that are too complicated for them. They should pick songs that are age appropriate and fit their voice.
- Students should practice their pieces and feel confident with them- do not pick a song last minute!!
- The sight-reading and matching pitch aspect of the audition is for me to see how quickly they can pick up music. The key is to follow directions and do your best!
- All students will also be asked a series of interview questions- auditioners are encouraged to consider why they would like to attend a performing arts school and why they would like to pursue vocal music in advance.
- Most importantly- be yourself!
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