Have you ever noticed that when you grab a brand new song for an audition at the last minute because it is the “perfect” song for that show, that things don’t usually go as well? Ever wonder why that is? People tend to feel less confident about new or potentially difficult situations. One of the most important factors in the development of confidence is planning and preparation for the unknown.
But, how do you prepare for the unknown?
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Real quick, before I tell you the answer to that question, let’s get a little business out of the way.
Hi! I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m Kelly Gabel and I am a multi-passionate entrepreneur helping women to create their Purposefull life. 💙
I am so glad you are here and taking the first steps towards taking control of your auditions and more importantly, your audition mindset!
Have we met? Since you clicked on this post about vocal auditions, I want to make sure you know that I also have the following blogs to help you prepare to NAIL your future auditions:
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Ok, so let’s get real for a second…nerves happen.–Me
Whether you are auditioning for a local production, a National Tour, or a Broadway show, the butterflies in your stomach are just as real and have the exact same effect: sweaty palms, racing heart, visible body and/or face tremors, memory lapses. etc. So how is it that some people thrive under this type of pressure? While it is certainly true that some personalities are more suited to high performance under extreme pressure, we have a secret weapon that can help level the playing field…it’s called #PRACTICE! When we plan in advance, we give ourselves the opportunity to rehearse until we are performance ready.
A piano player would never pick a brand new Concerto the week before a big recital, and then try to cram it into their brain and fingers! No! They allow for months of practice and rehearsal time so that the night of the performance, the notes themselves are mostly muscle memory.
This frees them up to FEEL the song and emote THROUGH it…and most importantly..to have FUN!
Your body, your voice IS your instrument just much as the piano is the pianists’ instrument. Careful and consistent practice can also help you to make the notes muscle memory so that your performance can be FREE and FUN too!
Yes…even at an audition!
To Your Purposefull Life,