Audition Tips

  • Audition begins the moment you walk through the door. It isn’t just how you sing, but how you carry yourself. Dress appropriately. Be punctual and prepared. Carry yourself with confidence. Be polite. Look the director in the eye.

 

  • Never apologize. Don’t start the audition with an excuse (“I have a cold”). Any director can tell the difference between talent and congestion. Sing your song to the best of your ability that day. Confidence goes a long way.

 

  • Pick a great song. You want to show a potential director what you can do vocally, so select a song which shows off your vocal ability and range. Pop songs often only span an octave or less, so keep that in mind. Steer clear of those types of songs. Instead select something which will showcase you best.

 

  • Have a second song ready….you may be asked to sing again. Have something prepared which will show off a different side of your vocal ability. Don’t prepare two songs which are similar. If you are asked to sing another song, they already liked the first song, but they may be trying to see if you’d fit in a specific role.

 

  • When the audition is over, thank them when you leave.