Music You Are
I was at a presentation last week given by a couple of very successful theater/TV agents, and while they gave us some shocking statistics, which I won’t bore you with, they dropped a sentence which was probably the most important advice for young performing artists in the process of auditioning: “it’s no longer just jazz hands…”
They talked about how important great training and discipline and great communication skills and dedication are but they said all that won’t get you too far unless you can put yourself into your art and show something deep, honest and personal on stage.
An advice that is often given is to “enjoy yourself” during your auditions, and I think that enjoyment roots in letting your persona weave into your music and suddenly playing or singing stops being something you do and becomes something you are.
Having said that I know just how stressed out and anxious you must all be at this point; flying around the country trying to be on top your games in front of every single audition committee. So here is something that will hopefully make you laugh and relax for a bit, from the golden era of hand-drawn animation: The Hoffnung Symphony Orchestra!