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The audition will consist of the performance of a prepared solo, evaluation of tonal memory and sight singing. Evaluation will also be based upon potential ability, performance skills and knowledge of music fundamentals.
How To Prepare For The Audition
Select a 1-2 minute classical musical theatre song solo (no belting), art song, aria, or folk song to show off your vocal strengths. A cappella, Popular, R & B, Rap, or Top 40 music is not allowed.
Practice with a piano accompanist.
What To Bring To The Audition
One copy of the prepared piece for panelists.
One copy of music for the accompanist. (Accompanist will be provided.)
What To Expect During The Audition
You will sing through your prepared piece by memory. Depending on time, you may be asked to sing only a portion of your piece.
You may be asked to sing in a different style
You may be asked to sing a familiar tune (i.e. Happy Birthday, Star Spangled Banner, etc.)
The audition will include:
Performance of prepared piece
Sight-reading Excerpt: (Melodic Only) Sight reading will include all note values down to
the eighth note and will include an octave. You may sing on numbers, solfege, or a
Students will be evaluated individually. Areas of assessment will include:
Notes and Pitch
Expression and Style
Ability to take Direction
Singing Lowest of Two Pitches
Ability to receive feedback/constructive criticism