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2020 AUDITION Thread -draft

songbirdmamasongbirdmama 475 replies23 threads Member
edited November 2019 in Music Major
@Mezzo'sMama usually starts a thread to collect when and where a student will have live auditions. I don't think she is on the board anymore. Is it worthwhile to continue the tradition? Why would one want to do so? We met some families from this board at our auditions as we knew they were there on the same dates as us, and it was so nice to put a face to the name! It is also useful to find someone who has auditioned before you to ask about protocol (is there a theory test? do you have a piano assessment? What is a good hotel nearby? etc...) Perhaps it can be less formal and evolve without a moderator. People can voluntarily record Instrument/voice type, degree desired, and date of audition for each school at which one is granted an audition. If the thread ONLY records auditions, schools and dates (NO comments or sidebars) it might be searchable and not too unwieldy. Of course, anyone who wants to organize would be welcome to do so. Seems several of you have had auditions already, so it might be worthwhile to start the thread. Each post might look like this:

SCREEN NAME
Instrument/Voice Type Degree (BA,BM,MM,DMA,...) School Date of Audition

Thoughts? Any takers to organize? Any interest? Easier to establish a template before the flurry of activity that will happen VERY soon!
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  • bridgenailbridgenail 1199 replies6 threads Senior Member
    In the past, the MT forum did this without an "administrator" (maybe they still do and someone can pop over and check it out). It was nice that Mezzomama did this but it doesn't appear that she will this year.

    If I recall correctly, the MT parents would simply cut and paste the list above to a new post and then add their info in a color so people could see the new info quickly. The color would be updated by the next poster so only new info was in color. It was done alphabetically by screen name. For example (from email above) cut and paste and add...except I don't know how to do colors...maybe someone can give instructions on that...or not.

    SCREEN NAME
    Instrument/Voice Type Degree (BA,BM,MM,DMA,...) School Date of Audition

    ZScreen Name
    Mezzo Voice BM
    Timbuktu 2/10
    Juillard 3/05
    Curtis 3/12

    Note dates do not need to be provided if uncomfortable. Whatever is comfortable.

    AND no sidebars or separate questions. It's best to instruct people to start a separate thread when that inevitably happens.

    Anywho...there's my 2 cents. Any brave souls out there want to start it out? It does pay it forward.
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  • khill87khill87 94 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Will it be here or should someone begin another thread? And does anyone know how to do the colors?
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  • bridgenailbridgenail 1199 replies6 threads Senior Member
    edited November 2019
    I did take a quick peek at the MT forum...and it seems they do their pre-screen thread now as more a free forum...not a simple list. So no color changes...but good info shared.

    It's really up to the parents of this class. You can just start below...or start a new thread...however you would like to start communicating on pre-screen results.

    @khill87 you may be the right person to get it going!
    edited November 2019
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  • songbirdmamasongbirdmama 475 replies23 threads Member
    I don’t think you can edit someone else’s posts. People used to pm mezzosmama and she would collect the daily additions posting an update every few days, using color so it was easy to see additions.
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  • tableforsixtableforsix 235 replies4 threads Junior Member
    edited November 2019
    Apologies, @songbirdmama. I was unclear. I meant edit my *own* post. I have an older one with a typo. I thought maybe there was a button I was missing, but I can see now there is only a limited edit window for each new post.

    I'll go ahead and start a new prescreen thread. Thank you for getting us talking about it.
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  • songbirdmamasongbirdmama 475 replies23 threads Member
    edited November 2019
    Wonder how the thread can be pinned to the top?

    I hope to post too, with D’s permission, once she 1. Finishes her prescreens and 2. Hopefully hears positive things! She is applying for MM in soprano voice/opera.
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  • MusicMomSCMusicMomSC 52 replies1 threads Junior Member
    edited November 2019
    ** Don’t scroll down the list far enough - moved to the “official” pre-screen 2020 thread!!

    So I’m not sure if this is still the “draft” post & the first audition is actually Dec 2019 but I’ll start again (and this can be moved to the not-draft)...

    MusicMomSC: S20 Contemporary Strings/ Production/Technology
    12/7/19, University of Miami
    *side note heard (from another applicant) that ~270 EA students auditioning for Jazz, Classical & Contemporary

    1/18/20, Clemson
    2/8/20, Univ Al @ Huntsville
    (already accepted to school, but not music program)
    edited November 2019
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  • akapiratequeenakapiratequeen 1274 replies37 threads Senior Member
  • parentologistparentologist 203 replies19 threads Junior Member
    Has anyone started a summerstock audition thread? I'm not a musical theater parent, but I'm a local in Falmouth, season ticket holder for years, and College Light Opera there is an amazing opportunity to do nine shows in a summer. Here's the link to the audition page (all due Feb 1). If anyone knows of a summer program audition page, can they put it there? As far as I know, the only absolute is that the person MUST be 18 by the time they start up in June, because they all live together in a huge mansion near the water in Falmouth.

    http://www.collegelightoperacompany.com/apply-for-the-vocal-company.html

    They also have a pit orchestra, tech crew, set crew, etc. Some positions are paid. All include room and board.

    http://www.collegelightoperacompany.com/apply.html
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