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Singers look at the fall season with expectation and great anxiety. While those who are still in training may have a better chance to prepare their new audition arias, those at a professional level can find that it’s a bit tougher to find the time to prepare and polish their audition package. In either situation, the works has to get done!
Auditions are a way to let companies to get to know you and chart your progress from season to season. Auditioning is an art; a crafted performance of introduction. It is an artificial, contrived, necessary evil that isn’t really a reflection of what you can do in performance but a snapshot of who you are as an artist and vocalist. It’s important to see it as a mini performance with a captive audience that won’t applaud.
Many professionals offer insight and opinions about the audition process. One of the best in-depth studies of auditioning comes from the blog of Kim Witman, Director of Wolf Trap Opera & Classical Programming. While she primarily discusses the process of a top-notch residency program, the information is easily applicable to every stage of career development.
All three of our managers will use our next several posts will focus on the ins and outs of auditioning. Send us questions if you have anything you’d like us to try and tackle!