Auditions

Auditions for the Spring 2018 Show will be held in early January.

Please contact yourtcyc@live.com to sign to save your Spot.

Date and location be to announced soon.

When you audition for forte!, you will have both a vocal and a dance audition. The following are details about each so you know how to best prepare.

VOCAL AUDITIONS

  1. Prepare 1-2 minutes of a song from a movie or musical, or a tasteful popular song. (No more than 2 minutes, please.) All lyrics must be “family friendly” and rated “G”. It is preferred that your song be memorized. You may sing along with a music track or with piano accompaniment. If you choose to use a track, please purchase, download, and bring your own track on an ipod or MP3 player to play during the audition (and bring one copy of the printed music for the director to see). If you choose to sing along with a piano, please bring two copies of the piano/vocal music (one for the director to look at, and one for the accompanist). Do not bring a lyric sheet. You need to bring the actual printed music (with notes and lyrics).
  2. Prepare and be ready to sing a Major Scale (on a neutral syllable, like “la”).
  3. Sight Read at the audition (Director’s choice):
    1. One verse of a patriotic song or folk song (with lyrics);
    2. 8-16 measures of a song from a movie or musical.

VOCAL AUDITION CRITERIA

  • Tone production (quality of voice)
  • Showmanship (facial expressions, general entertaining and performing qualities)
  • Accuracy of pitch and rhythm
  • Intonation (singing “in tune”, good tonality)
  • Preparation (how prepared you are for the audition – memorized music & overall presentation)
  • Stage Presence (posture, confidence, overall appearance)
  • Personality
  • Sight-reading skills (reading music that may or may not be known – accuracy of singing notes and rhythms of songs that are not prepared ahead of time)
  • Major Scale (to be able to sing a scale with good pitch/intonation – either reading the notes or by ear)

DANCE AUDITIONS

  1. Wear character shoes or jazz shoes if you have them. If not, wear comfortable sneakers.
  2. You can expect to learn a short dance combination with a small group. Then you will “perform” the routine you learned.
  3. There will also be a portion of time for freestyle.
  4. Dance Audition Criteria: Coordination, Accuracy, Showmanship, Teachability*, How quickly you learn, and Good Attitude*.

*We are looking for a willingness and enthusiasm to learn as well as a great attitude even if dancing has not always been your thing.

Good luck!