Audition Advice and Spring Break
This blog is a double whammy – I’m going to talk about Juilliard’s upcoming (and much needed) spring break (WOO!) and also give some audition advice! It’s hard to believe that I auditioned for Juilliard almost two years ago and now a brand new class of performing artists will be walking through the glass doors and starting their Juilliard journey.
PART ONE: Spring Break!
I am really looking forward to spring break! I’m going to spend the first few days of my break at home in Michigan with my family! THEN, I’m going down to Kentucky to visit a friend, driving to participate in a competition, and flying back home for the final week! I’m very excited for the opportunity to relax and maybe to learn some music on my break! I love going to Juilliard, but a vacation is always welcome in my book!
PART TWO: Audition Advice (the important stuff)!
Alright, listen: You’ve done the hard work! You’ve been practicing since you were a kid, you’ve probably done countless other auditions, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING! My biggest advice is to relax and to show the Juilliard panelists the best YOU that you can be on that particular day at that particular time! Not only will you rock your audition, but you’ll show them your awesome personality and help them to get to know you!
Juilliard isn’t picking robots to attend their school. They want real people who are moldable, hardworking, personable, determined, and excited to learn – not the perfect package. POTENTIAL is important! They want to see that you’re ready to learn, not that you’re ready to start an international opera career at 18 years old.
If you DON’T end up getting a callback or an acceptance at Juilliard, just remember: your self-worth is not determined by your singing capabilities on a random day in March! You’ve got a lot to offer and one audition isn’t going to make or break your whole life (your determination and capacity to learn, however, WILL decide your path as an artist). Wherever you decide to go to college, you will find your place, you will find your people, and you fill find yourself as an artist and as an individual.
Toi Toi Toi and Have a Great Audition! You’ve got this!