Audition Criteria & Guides

AUDITIONS

The following criteria will be used to judge your audition:

Singing:

  • Clarity (can your words be understood),
  • Volume (can you be heard throughout the room),
  • Pitch (are your notes accurately sung),
  • Expression (is there an indication of feeling, spirit or character), 
  • Stage presence (are you comfortable singing in front of someone else). 

Speaking:

  • Clarity (can your words be understood),
  • Volume (can you be heard throughout the room),
  • Expression (is there an indication of feeling, spirit or character), 
  • Stage presence (are you comfortable singing in front of someone else). 

The following are provided as guides to those requiring additional assistance in planning for an audition.

The Musical Audition

Choosing your song:

  • You should choose a song that is in your voice range.
  • Do not mimic the voicing of another performer.  The director wants to hear your voice!
  • Memorize the song so you can ‘act’ it out.  You may use a few props if it helps tell the story in your song.

Performing the song:

  • You need to show the power and beauty of your voice,
  • Use your voice to bring your character to life,
  • Be sure the character is one you enjoy playing.

The Monologue

Performing the monologue:

  • Your purpose is to show you have the skills and tools to practice the craft of acting,
  • Use the character to show you can act,
  • Your character should be the kind of role you enjoy doing,
  • You may use a few props if it helps tell the story.