Thursday, January 12, 2012

Make your intensities match

An interesting thing I've noticed in auditions is that the intensity and focus a singer may bring to a piece musically may not be matched by what he or he or she is doing dramatically, and then it may switch on the next piece. Be sure you are prepared to perform vocally, physically, and dramatically - consistently from piece to piece. when I do feedback sessions with singers they are generally aware that these inconsistencies occur. Do a checklist of your audition/competition rep to be sure that you are prepared to perform each of your arias completely, to give yourself your best shot.

I am off to judge the Met auditions in Lincoln, Nebraska tomorrow if our midwest weather will cooperate.

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