The 10 Audition Songs You Need (and where to find them!)

The 10 Audition Songs You Need (and where to find them!)

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a singer ask me, “What should I sing for this audition?” They don’t know if they should sing a song they already know, which one would be good, or if they should learn a brand new one. *sigh*

When I ask to see their book, I end up flipping through an unorganized jumble of songs from just a few genres of shows (usually contemporary) and all showing off their highest belt notes. Nothing from before 1950, nothing that shows legit, nothing intimate and small, nothing specialty-based. *double sigh*

“Okay,” I say, “Let’s make a list of the types of songs you should have in your book.” Once I start writing, it’s usually an overwhelming moment for them. All those songs? Yes.

When you’re putting together your audition book, you want to make sure you have songs from a variety of genres and time periods so that you have a song for whatever type of audition comes up.  The more genres you have covered, the easier it will be to simply pick the appropriate song from your book and polish it for the audition. 

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The 3 Keys to Singing Pop Vocal Styles

The 3 Keys to Singing Pop Vocal Styles

Have you ever been working on a song and thought, “This doesn’t sound right?” 

Maybe you picked a rock song like “Out Tonight” from RENT, but it’s not rockin’ at all. Or you’re working on “In My Own Little Corner” from Cinderella, but it’s sounding too contemporary.

How do you make it sound more authentic to the genre?

There are really only three components you have to think about to make a song sound authentic to its genre: onset, sustain, and release. 

Put more simply, each genre of singing has certain ways of starting a note, sustaining a note, and releasing a note.  Once you learn the different options and use them appropriately, every song you sing will sound “right.”

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How To Audition for SPRING AWAKENING

How To Audition for SPRING AWAKENING

Hey ya’ll, in this post, I’m going to break down how to audition for Spring Awakening. I’ll address the different genres of rock music used in the score, give you list of artists to look at for audition material, talk about different stylistic elements of the voice, and give you some thoughts on appropriate movement and physicality. Let’s get into it!

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8 Ways To Find The Perfect Audition Song

8 Ways To Find The Perfect Audition Song

Have you ever had that moment of flipping through your repertoire book and wondering, "What the heck am I going to sing for this audition?!"

You want a song that shows off your voice, shows your personality, fits the character you're auditioning for, fits the style of music of the show, and isn't totally overdone by other girls with your voice type.  

Oh, and you'd like to have some sort of personal connection to the song so that you feel really good when you sing it.  

This can seem like an impossible task, I know.  There are so many songs, where do you start?!  

Well, my friend, I'm here to tell you it's NOT impossible.  

Keep reading for 8 Ways To Find The Perfect Audition Song you'll actually LOVE to sing.

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10 Secrets of a Great Audition Song

10 Secrets of a Great Audition Song

Ever wonder what makes a great audition song?  What are the people behind the table looking for?  And how do I show them I can totally rock this role?

Well here are 10 traits of a great audition song to help you find the right song for your next audition.  If you select a piece with these key traits in mind, you'll be sure to impress the folks behind the table and show them that you are perfect for the role you are auditioning for.  Let's get started!

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