By Grace Hooley | Echo
The Echo sat down with three seniors from different performance communities to reflect on their audition experiences and to offer advice to musicians and actors who may audition in the future. Here are a few words of wisdom from the students:
Senior Travis Theaderman, bass saxophone in the wind ensemble:
- "Don't stress about it; practice and put your best foot forward."
- "Pay attention during rehearsals and practice outside of class."
- "Have an open mind."
- "Practice sight singing."
- "Carry yourself well."
- "Rest and take care of yourself."
- "Directors want to work with people who listen well and work hard. If you come prepared with the things they asked for on the audition announcement and you have a positive attitude, your chances of getting the role you'd like will greatly increase."
- "Pick audition pieces that highlight your strengths as a performer. If you don't know your strengths, ask a friend to help you figure that out!"
- "Take your time in the audition room. There's no need to rush through all your hard work."
- "Remember that the people on the other side of that audition desk are rooting for you. They want you to do well, because if you do well, their job is easier."