Auditions · Voice

How Do I Pick an Audition Song?!

NO – Jason Robert Brown, Sondheim, Schwartz: hard to sight-read

No songs with lots of ‘ad-lib’: accompanist can’t follow

NEVER ASSUME THAT THE ACCOMPANIST KNOWS A SONG.

Get Sheet Music! You need sheet music! (just in case, get the karaoke or get it recorded)

No 6/8 or weird time signatures. 4/4, cut time, or 3/4. That’s it!

If the song needs drums or backup singers, don’t use it.

Stay away from Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, and Barbara Streisand

Who do you listen to in the car (as a kid?) This is where you start for the kind of style that will fit your voice!!!

Start there!

Eras

Tempo

MUSTS FOR ALL:

Your Voice:

Pre-60s

Ballad Sad

Can you cut it?

Show your range (but stay within – not edges)

60s/today?

Comedy

Do you sound good

R&B

Smiles

Is it written in 3/4, 4/4, or 2/4?

Style appropriate for your voice

Pop/Country

Tap Your Toe

Not done by vocal acrobat?

What you listened to as a child

Standard/Musical Theater

AWESOME SONG!

Not impossible to play?

Don’t have anything in your book that you aren’t ready to sing Now

ONE RANDOM

Ballad Happy

Is it overdone?

Can you make it fit your type?!

*important! Don’t sing a song that doesn’t fit how they’d cast you!

Should be fun & Easy for you

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