But there are barrels of potential if the singing is managed well. I'm making a lot of assumptions here, but I'm sure they're valid to a degree. I hope I was helpful! The ending is a little more problematic for an audition song. Depending on your voice type and age, you can use any of the three sections of this song to tell a complete story in a short amount of time. I'm an alto with a low range and a lot of the songs suggested above don't go just a little high up. Also, beautiful does have good singing parts, there is a lot of little monologues in the middle and they want to hear a song during your song and a monologue during your monologue.
It's one of very few contemporary dramatic songs written for true altos. Here are 10 overlooked audition songs for altos to consider: 1. I had a songwriting teacher once tell me that half the battle is finding a good idea for a song. Here is a listing to some of the best audition songs for alto girls to perform that will help capture their musical talent. You may sing country western, rock, or simply more up-tempo.
Being an alto myself, I know how hard it is to find a fun love song, and this piece fits that bill. The woman singing tells of the three men in her life and how she rejects the two dreamers and chooses the rich man. Any of these alto would be an excellent choice for your next performance. I won't get into classical audition numbers here because I'm a baritone and I haven't the slightest idea who writes good arias or operettas for altos. No one writes like this man. You're not there to showcase your high notes. The story is about two father and son relationships.
Not every audition requires a non-musical theater song, but I know some do and those auditions can be scary for people who are mainly musical theater oriented. That doesn't mean you can't sing that new song you found in the depths of YouTube that you absolutely love and relate to heavily. Comment Rules Racist, homophobic, sexist or otherwise hateful comments will be removed, and will result in a warning or a ban. Please try to remain civil. This show premiered Off-Broadway in 1992, and was revived there in 2015.
There are so many small nuances to play no matter what cut of the song you use, and unlike most songs, it could be both a comedic and dramatic piece so it can change day-to-day with whatever you are auditioning for. She manages to get accepted into Harvard Law School in order to impress him, only to find he has a new girlfriend. What you like to sing. This two-character musical starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston premiered on Broadway in 1966, and was revived Off-Broadway in 1996. It is great for 32-bar cuts as well depending on which part of your voice you are looking to showcase. But I mean, are we really surprised at this point? Rage Faces, Rage Comics, Image Macros, Meta-meme threads These will be removed on sight.
You joined today and then asked for audition songs. Leave a comment below… What's Your Reaction? Joseph Kisiday is a 2016 graduate from Christopher Newport University, majoring in Music Composition. But I watched the 1955 film version easily the best, which I feel I can safely say despite not having seen any of the others, because do any of the others have Fred Astaire? She asks God to make her not want anything anymore, so that she can never be evil again. Go with something classic that your musical directors will know and love. Best Audition Songs for Altos 1.
Female Upbeat Top Note: C Mix Voice Required: Recommended Head Voice Required: No Date: 1948 List of Musical Theatre Audition Songs provided by professional Singing Teacher Matt Pocock. But what's the big deal about going on here to ask what show should I see? The show revolves around Elle Woods, who is portrayed as an effervescent, pink obsessed President of sorority Delta Nu and local resident of Southern California. Nine times out of ten a casting director wants you to sing something you love to sing, not something super obscure just because you know they haven't heard it before. Please keep in mind this is not a comprehensive list, as that would be impossible to do, also remember that these things change audition season to audition season so if you are reading this and and are already starring in Follies then there's a great chance things have shifted a bit. It is at times lamenting her situation and at other times making fun of it. I like the idea of taking a song that shows off your voice and twisting it to fit the part you're auditioning for through your interpretation.
If you empathise with the character and the song then go for it. If you have a voice teacher, ask them for their opinion, or ask an adult who can sing. For those of you who are wondering, I'm aiming for the aunts or the spider in james and the giant peach. It is sung at the end of the show, when Ella quits her job as a phone operator to start a new life with her lover Jeff. They can be taken by a brave alto, but a modern, twangy mezzo-sop might be better suited.
No just tell me songs to do. Also stay away from anything that's been on broadway for the last five years or so. Alto musicians have a unique ability in choral music to hit high vocal ranges. When sung well, it can be the perfect choice for an up-tempo and jazzy audition. Just looking at that list and not knowing either show well Annie Get Your Gun, Paint Your Wagon, Sweet Charity, and South Pacific are decent places to look. If you're looking for something dramatic or funny or even songs you like.