Auditiontraining

The chapters from the book:

Before the audition about preparation, health, clothing, résumé & picture, repertoire, sheet music.

During the audition about communication, accompanist, health/technique.

After the audition about callbacks, feedback, rejection, typecasting.

 

* The book can be read online for free, or bought as an ebook for 3 euros, of which 10 percent will go to a good cause (Amnesty International and Stop Aids Now).

 

Examples taken from the ebook:

  • Know the title, show and writer/composer of your song/aria or monologue. Know the location in the whole play and who is performing it. Get acquainted with the whole history of your character. Directors may ask for it.
  • You should know (chosen or required) lyrics and melody by heart, no mistakes can be made. You have to know it inside out.
  • You will spend a lot of time waiting for things to come. Save your energy. Don't waste your time on chatting with everybody: your voice will get exhausted and you lose your energy. It's not everyone's desire to talk all the time with others. Respect that. Let them concentrate.
  • Your song has to evolve, not remain the same, so directors or conductors can work with it.
  • Be flexible and cooperative. Try to follow the guidance of the jury precisely, so they see that they can work with you. This is especially true for auditions for a specific education.
  • Don't lock your knees in order to stand ready. You won't feel your feet anymore, and you'll "loose ground".

 

These are a few of the tips that are given.

More tips are given in the ebook about "singing technique", "what to do when you're ill", "do I shake hands with the jury when I enter?", "the accompanist", and many, many more.

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