Webinar 15: Successful Singing Auditions Q&A with the authors
Sing up a storm in your next audition!
We thought it was about time we shared
some of our secrets for getting our clients into West End roles, televised
competitions and film musicals. So in our latest Webinar Replay we take four
songs and analyse them in detail for vocal technique and performance issues in
exactly the way we would do for our private client coaching sessions.
These four songs are used in Music
Theatre auditions around the globe, and regularly appear in our Successful
Singing Auditions masterclasses around Europe.
For the men – “Anthem” from Chess and “I'm Alive” from next to normal
And for the women – “Breathe” from In the Heights, and, of course, “Defying Gravity” from Wicked
We examine each song’s plot, the text,
and suggest several ways of cutting the song for audition (the short versions
and different 16 bar versions).
We look at the character’s subtext and how you
can change it to change the performance of the song, and we point out the potential
pitfalls in each song for the performer.
Also in this 70 minute Webinar:
We share the biggest change in the industry for auditioning since 2002 (when we wrote the book) and why it gives an
unrealistic view of professional musical theatre
We show you how we choose songs for dramatic AND musical style, and give you 16 examples of songs with different dramatic weights and
musical styles, from Little Mermaid to Bare.
We dissect nine shows and six songs for
their dramatic type, and tell you why identifying them helps you choose better
And we give you examples of songs in four different music styles – the Vaudeville point number, the rock ballad, the folk pop number,
and Neoromantic classical aria – that are all used in Musical Theatre
And you’ll discover one of our most
powerful techniques for getting inside the skin of the character in each song – Timelines
We show you in depth how to find the
Timelines for each song, and how the Timelines of different characters will
help you understand the song on a deep, personal level
And we round off the Webinar with Your Questions Answered:
Where do I look?
What do I do when I hear someone
else sing my song?
We tell you the two main categories of
audition and why you need to use your sightlines in a different way for each
one. And we give you help on how your eyeline works in different parts of a
song and why you need to "place" your characters
We give you tips on how to deal with
"green room politics", such as having to wait for 8 hours onsite for
Dealing with a pianist or panel who
want a different song - we give you sentences to say that get you gracefully
out of that situation
And you’ll discover the golden rule for
you and your music that you break at your peril!
How much can I move?
There’s a practical solution for
bringing the appropriate level of movement into your auditions, whether you're
a static person or the possessor of windmill arms.
This helps you take your world into the
world of the audition (and we cover that in more detail in Webinar 5: Exams, Auditions and Competitions)
Choosing repertoire for young
Where to find repertoire for children's
musical theatre and what to avoid at all costs. And Jeremy shares a warning
story from Les Miserables West End auditions about changing the way you sing
the song for the recall
Top tips for memorising
We give you a number of different
visual and kinaesthetic techniques that will enhance your memorising skills
Marking up the score
And you’ll discover:
This is Jeremy’s number one rule for
audition music - it'll cost you very little but will ensure that you get your
version of the song played by the pianist on the day
What to avoid when
you're marking up music
Two pieces of advice
on how to present your music to the pianist
And a great tip from
Gillyanne on printing your music
As soon as your Webinar order goes through, you’ll get an email with confirmation of your purchase. We'll send you the PDF Handout directly to your email inbox in a time-limited link. Make sure you download it to your hard drive straight away.
And the weblink to the streaming video
is on the first page of the pdf. You can watch the video online at any time of day or
night, pause and rewind it, or repeat it at your own pace.
So, if you want to get tips for singing better in auditions,
if you want to find out why our clients are
consistently recalled for jobs and film roles, and if you want to know why they
get onto the televised rounds of singing competitions, get this Webinar Replay
now and stay ahead of the game.
It's the best thing
for your voice you can do in your pajamas!