Workshop Information

The Singer’s Guide to the Musical Theatre Audition

Beginning, Intermediate, / , , Musical Theatre, , ,
Presented by Michael McKelvey

So, the audition notice says: "Prepare two contrasting songs, 16-32 bar cuts, in the style of the show, but do not sing something from a musical." OR "Sing one song, 16 bar cut, for a six-show season which includes Oklahoma, Rock of Ages, A Chorus Line, Forever Plaid, The Little Mermaid, and Matilda." What the heck do you sing?

This workshop takes the mystery out of selecting audition material and will tackle such subjects as: Deciphering the clues in the Audition Notice; Knowing your vocal range and learning what makes you unique as a vocalist; Increasing your song repertoire and your musical theatre I.Q.; learning what to sing and, more importantly, what NOT to sing; and much more.

Singers are encouraged to bring their audition songbooks and recorded accompaniment tracks with speakers if they would like to sing. Two to three volunteers will be selected for the workshop session.