Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Nailing the Audition

On July 23, 1968, the Jackson Five auditioned for Motown Records. While the library can't promise that your next audition will be that fruitful, we do have resources to help you with the audition process.

If you need material for a vocal audition, particularly for musical theater, we have scores with 16-bar excerpts edited for auditions. For example:
  • The 16-Bar Theatre Audition: 100 Songs Excerpted for Successful Auditions (Belter (Mezzo-soprano) edition) compiled and edited by Michael Dansicker (MP1507 .S615 2003 Mez.)
Search the subject "Auditions" to find books and clinics on the process. For example:
  •  The Enraged Accompanist's Guide to the Perfect Audition by Andrew Gerle (MT956 .G47 2011)
And whether you're dealing with the audition or the eventual performance it could lead to, we also have materials to help you deal with stage fright such as: 
  • "But I Played It Perfectly in the Practice Room!" by Charlotte Sibley Whitaker and Donald Ray Tanner (ML3820 .W45 1987)

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