AuditionTrax Singer’s Newsletter

Tom Griep of AuditionTrax publishes an interesting monthly newsletter for singers, where each month different theater/music professionals give 10 tips.  I thought this month’s ideas by Joshua Finkel were particularly useful, and easily adapted to the cabaret performer.  Here’s my favorite:

  • Set an audition checklist. Before going into the room and actually before every rehearsal of your number, declare what you want to accomplish in positively phrased goals. Don’t write something like “I won’t be nervous” or “I won’t crack on the high note”. If that weren’t happening, what WOULD be happening? Rephrase it in positives: “I will be calm and energized” or “I will sing the high note with emotional fullness and even breath”. That gives you a positive thing to do, instead of a judgmental or defensive outlook as you prepare.
  • Now isn’t that what we all should be doing to prep for a show?

    One Response to AuditionTrax Singer’s Newsletter

    1. Karen says:

      I so agree! Thanks again for pointing out the obvious and yet, one of the easiest things to forget to do…put a positive spin on your performance and its outcome!

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