audition

7 Things to Avoid at Your Vocal Audition

There are a lot of opinions out there when it comes to how you should perform during a vocal audition. Depending on what works for you, there may be more than one right way to go about it. We’ve already explored tips of how to ace your next choral/vocal audition. However, there are a few obvious no-no’s you should be aware of before you step into that room as well. To help you out, we put a list together of “7 Things to Avoid in a Vocal Audition.” Wearing A Flashy Outfit If you’ve ever been to a vocal audition, you’ve probably seen the man in the polka-dotted suit, or the
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Spring Break

Spring Breakout Something New to Play: Hamilton Sheet Music, Lost Boy Piano/Vocal and More!

A new season means it’s time for new sheet music! Now that spring has officially sprung for us in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re on the hunt for fresh new music to grace our music stands.  Luckily this season is already rich with new digital sheet music releases, including the much-awaited official Hamilton sheet music, Ruth B’s YouTube original “Lost Boy,” and a trove of new pre-summer pop by Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Sabrina Carpenter and more. First on our must-play list is Broadway mega-hit Hamilton sheet music, which, in case you’ve been completely cut off for the past year, features hip-hop / R&B / pop earworms that are adored by history
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Audution Suggestions from TV Shows

20 Great Vocal Auditions from ‘American Idol’ and ‘The Voice’

We don’t know about you, but some of us here at Musicnotes HQ are serious TV talent show devotees. With new seasons of ‘American Idol’ and ‘The Voice’ now in full swing, we’ve been filling many a weeknight cheering on our favorite contestants and critiquing their audition choices. These TV programs can prove to be a great resource for ideas to apply to your own upcoming vocal auditions or end-of-school year talent show selections. Below are some of the audition songs that have especially caught our ‘ears’ this season, and that we think would make great additions to a vocal repertoire. Most are Singer Pro arrangements, sheet music created for
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