AUDITIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEP. 19 !!
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Girls & Guys Choir Auditions:
-Students will come to practice and be placed in groups according to voice range (if you're unsure what that is, it's okay).
-Take your shot at singing each of the 3 parts of a basic harmonized section of music provided HERE.
-Directors will circulate and listen to small groups to hear how well you are able to pick up your part and if you fit within that vocal range comfortably.
Vocal Ensemble Auditions:
-Auditions take place at Study Block and Lunch Hour on Wednesday Sep. 21 in the large theatre.
-It is best if you audition by yourself.
-Sign up for an audition time on the Music Room door.
-Choose a song that best suits your voice. It can be a song from any genre, style, tempo, etc.
-Song chosen will be sung without any musical back-up (a capella)
-You have this one shot to impress us and cut loose.
-Practice, practice, practice!
-Decisions will be made soon after final audition takes place.
Musical Theatre / Dinner Theatre / Drama Auditions:
-A separate solo audition will take place for major singing roles of the show.
-If you wish to have a singing part in the musical, it is mandatory for you to be a member of at least one of the singing groups within Music Dept.
-Speaking-only roles within the musical do not require a formal audition but you may get asked to perform a short monologue or read a scene.
-Dinner Theatre / Drama roles are selected by the director based on a read-through of a script.
-Strong character, great voice projection, adaptability, and good interaction with others is what we look for.
-Lauren has already scheduled some scene reads with people which begin on Sep. 19. We look for similar things when selecting strong and dedicated characters for this smaller dramatic play.
Other Important Info:
-Be prepared on your audition date and be ready at least 5 minutes ahead of you time if possible.
-Auditions (Vocal Ensemble) are usually held on stage in the large theatre.
-You may wait in the upper lobby of the theatre for the person before you to come out or someone will come and get you.
-The audition is performed in front of the directors (usually 1 or 2). No one else is permitted in the theatre during audition times.
-We know it is nerve-racking so take your time and take a deep breath before you begin. WE ARE THERE TO SUPPORT YOU! ☺
-The directors may be taking some notes during your audition.
-There may be some basic questions before and/or after your audition.
-Each audition takes about 5 minutes.
-Occasionally, the directors may ask you to sing a portion of your piece again if necessary. This is not a negative thing.
Tips on Preparing:
-Sing your audition material often. Sing in front of people as often as you can (i.e. family, friends, strangers).
-Project your voice! Sing big and fill the room with your voice!
-Always sing in character adding as much expression as possible.
-It is okay to move around. The entire stage is yours!
-It is best to have your lyrics memorized but it is okay to have a reference sheet or device if needed.
-Drink lots of water every day. Bring a water bottle with you to your audition. NEVER SHARE WATER BOTTLES WITH SOMEONE ELSE.
-Avoid drinking milk products or caffeine just prior to your audition, rehearsals, or performances.
-Have great attendance at the groups with which you are involved to continue developing your singing voice and show your dedication.
-Be on time for your audition date and time, rehearsals, and performances.