I'm a newbie-but-soon-to-be-forever-past-this-audition-stuff, and was just wondering if anyone could provide feedback on my daughter's recent audition at NYU/Steinhardt. My daughter sang her first song all the way through, then one of the audition judges (/jury? /executioner??) asked her to sing it again but with some additional acting added on top (the piece was "Green Finch and Linnet Bird", he asked her to sing it to a bird perched on her finger). She sang about 20-30 seconds of the song this way, then he suggested a somewhat different interpretation and asked her to sing it again; she sang about the same amount. After this, my daughter sang about a third of her next song at which point they stopped her and asked her to do her monologue.
Following the monologue, they talked briefly about the character and my daughter's interpretation; maybe 30 seconds or so.
Lastly, there was some simple sight-singing which (judging from the panel's reaction) seemed to go very well.
So, are these good indications? bad? standard? no way to know?
As an aside, all of the other half dozen or so people that were also hanging around in the waiting area at the time were auditioning for the Vocal Performance/Classical rather than Vocal Performance/MT.