What happens now if you were not accepted to music school? You do have options.
Applying & Auditioning
Sight-reading is an important and necessary skill for music majors. Quite often, they will be asked to learn pieces of music in a very short amount of time.
How to anticipate and prepare for the unexpected as you look ahead to auditions.
Having a successful audition is about more than just luck. Here are a few tips to make your audition more successful.
Surviving music school auditions is like a day-long performance. Here are some hints for making it through:
Staying healthy for vocal auditions is on the minds of every prospective voice major. Inevitably, the timing of auditions coincides with health concerns.
Are you planning to send recorded auditions to schools instead of auditioning live? These tips will help you stay on track.
Since every school is different, tracking your music school applications, pre-screens and auditions is essential!
For high school seniors who are interested in becoming music majors, this is the time of year that’s filled with musical preparation for upcoming college music auditions .
Managing your music audition anxiety is key to your audition success. You want to be at your peak of health, relaxation, and confidence when you stand on that stage. But your anxiety about the outcome can feel like an impossible obstacle.
Butterflies in the stomach; sweaty palms; negative self-talk; stomach pain; dry mouth; excessive swallowing; shortness of breath; fuzzy thinking; avoidance; or giving up. These are some of the signs and symptoms of performance anxiety.
If you’re a high school junior or senior planning to study guitar in college, preparing your guitar audition is probably in the forefront of your mind. Almost every university or college school of music will require you to audition, for either acceptance or scholarships or both.
Majoring in music is not for everyone. Even the application process is a bigger time commitment than your friends planning to major in other areas will experience. Here are three things to consider before applying along with tips for now that will help you in December. And in February, when you are still applying to schools!
Choosing a music school - finding a music school that fits your skills and goals.
A recent article in Boston Magazine revealed a powerful, ongoing, and long-overdue conversation about what classical musicians face when they audition for a renowned orchestra.
This article is designed to clarify and simplify various aspects of applying and auditioning to music school, an often daunting component of majoring in music.
Classes are back in session at most high schools around the country. For seniors whose plans require an audition for music school, those auditions are just around the corner. This is the beginning of the next phase in the wild and wacky world of applying to music school, and not the easiest of times for students OR their parents.
Keeping track of music school applications and auditions is tedious and time-consuming, and can make your head swirl (to put it mildly).