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Auditions

One of the most stressful moments for musicians are auditions. Singers are scrutinized not only for their voices but also for their looks and flexibility regarding directors’ and costume designers’ “concepts”. They are often auditioned in small rooms with terrible acoustics and sometimes need to warm-up in inappropriate spaces. Instrumentalists auditioning for orchestra jobs are often asked to play behind a screen and can be eliminated after a few bars. Nerves are a big issue for everyone and there are so many skills required that are NOT learned in music schools and conservatories: how to make a great demo tape, how to best present yourself in a CV or for a headshot etc. Why?

 

October 7, 2015