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College audition

phantom10phantom10 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
edited November 2010 in Musical Theater Major
Does anyone have any feedback from MT auditions? Is it a good sign if they work with you and have you repeat things?
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Replies to: College audition

  • uskoolfishuskoolfish Registered User Posts: 2,929 Senior Member
    Part of the audition process is for the faculty to see how a student might take direction. The understanding is that all candidates are coming to school to learn, and regardless of the talent or experience a student might show on an audition, the faculty wants to determine that a student understands direction and is willing to try new things.

    So I would say that being asked to do something over in a different way is neither good nor bad in terms of hinting at whether a student is going to be accepted. But I would consider it an important opportunity to show the faculty how "teachable" you are.
  • soozievtsoozievt Registered User, ! Posts: 31,558 Senior Member
    It is only natural to "read things into" what happens in the audition room and to guess if it is a positive or negative sign. Everyone has a tendency to do it. However, it is truly not an accurate assessment!

    Working with an applicant to see how they take direction or to check out their vocal range or whatever else could be seen as a positive on the one hand, that they want to see more. But honestly there is no way of telling. For some kids, just seeing their audition and nothing else was all they had to see to know.

    I'll give you this from personal experience.....my own D got into a number of BFA in MT programs. Some that accepted her ONLY had her do her audition materials and nothing more. Some that accepted her worked with her to do her monologues another way or to ask for additional monologues or to sing the song another way or to vocalize her range with another song, etc. But she also was rejected at one school where she did nothing extra and rejected at one school that did work with her.

    So, there is no rhyme or reason to the outcome based on this factor. Thus, try hard to not read anything into what did or didn't happen in the audition room. Same with the "reactions" of the auditors. Some auditors like to be very positive to all applicants. Some auditors like to remain very straight faced with all applicants.
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