Selecting the best songs for your voice

Selecting the best songs for your voice

When you have an upcoming recital or audition, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is what song you’ll sing for this performance opportunity. The song you select will make a big impact on how you prepare and how you’ll maximize showing off your voice within the particular setting. Here are a few things to consider when you’re making your choice:

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Musical theatre audition tips part 4: rocking the dance call

Musical theatre audition tips part 4: rocking the dance call

Welcome back to part 4, the final section of MTU’s audition tips series: rocking the dance call. This post discusses the elements of the dance portion of your musical theatre audition, what to expect and how to stand out against the crowd. How a dance call works: usually if you are attending a dance call, it is because you are at a large open call audition or you are being considered for an ensemble role in a show, so you'll be asked to attend a dance call with 50-100 other people. The show's choreographer will teach the entire group a short combination, after which he/she will call you up in small groups of 4-6 while he/she evaluates, along with the rest of the creative team.

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Musical theatre audition tips part 1: professionalism is key

Musical theatre audition tips part 1: professionalism is key

As the most frequently requested blog topic by far, here we go: let's talk about auditioning for musical theatre. Since auditioning is a robust topic of utmost importance, we'll break it into a series of blogs in order to cover each topic in depth. This first blog will speak to general audition preparation and professionalism, and subsequent posts will dive deeper into song, dance, and monolouges. Stay tuned by checking back to our site or subscribing via email to make sure you don't miss upcoming posts. Because our field requires singing, acting and dancing for most auditions, whereas most straight plays only require reading for the part, musical theatre auditioners must be triple prepared and triple skilled. 

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