Hi, I’m Jezreel, and I’m 13 years old. I really enjoy singing and that’s why i am applying for DSA(Direct School Admition) in Sinagpore, School Of The Arts. DSA is where I go on a audition. I am really nervous about it and I already watched your tips on youtube, my audition si on 26th of June 2009. Is there any other tips you can give me before the audition like eating/drinking habbits and so. I’m really looking forward on hearing your reply. Thank you for setting aside your time to read my message. Thanks!
I am glad to hear that you are getting ready to do such a great audition, I love working with young singers. Other then the 10 tips you heard on my little video clip for your best aution, I would say to be safe- don’t drink orange juice or have dairy products, peanut butter or chocolate- these can make you feel a bit flemmy.
Also to the other extreme- don’t have anything to drying like menthol cough drops, or regular tea (herbal tea is great- but regular tea can dry you out.)
Make sure you warm up your voice slowly and well, but don’t over sing before the audition.
Take a long shower and start with humms and yawn sighs in a nice humid environment- a great wake up to the voice. Also, if you did a little bit of a body exercises and a breathing warm up that will help to get everything really going as well.
Enjoy the experience- try and remember the auditioners ant you to be good- they are pulling for you. They want to find talent. So be yourself, have a great easy to work with attitude and be professional!
If you want an ear before the audition- you can sign up for a Vocal Assessment from me- send me audio or video clips with questions and I can give you a proper evaluation and tips specific to your performance.
Good luck and sing well!