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CS Music Convention 2017
Convention | Competition | Convention Classes | The Expo | Audition Feedback Experience | Schedule | Stay at the Hotel

Audition Feedback Experience

 

**Space is still available, but only when you sign up at the Convention Registration Desk on the 4th floor. **

 

Work on your audition and get immediate verbal feedback at the AFE.

Since 2009 singers boast that the AFE was the highlight of their Convention weekend. They insist that it changed how they audition and that it changed their career. Sign up and let it change the way you audition and let it change your career.

Sign up for a 15-minutes audition for just $95. The Audition Feedback Experience participantion is by registration only. Sign up for as many sessions as you'd like. Each one is $95. An accompanist is provided, but you can bring your own if you'd prefer.

All Convention Class Pass holders can attend the session, but only those that register to sing can get feedback.

Each session has been labeled for genre and level to indicate who should sign up. All Convention and +1 Pass holders are invited to attend every session.

The sessions are marked for genre (Classical Genre or Musical Theatre Genre) and marked as to the level(s) the session is appropriate for.

- for singers preparing for opera house auditions

- for singers preparing for young artist program auditions

- for singers preparing for grad school auditions

- for singers preparing for undergrad school auditions

- great for singers of all levels. These auditions can give feedback on competition auditions or the most beginning role to the headliner roles.

Remember, you DO NOT have to sign up to attend the session, only to sing in the session.


Work with Great Coaches

Another great option is to audition with our amazing coaches. These are the same great coaches who will be accompanying the CS Music Vocal Competition. Get tips on working with your accompanist, preparing for your audition, and inside information they've gleaned from their years of competition work.

To sign up, select the hour-long session you'd like your 15-minutes to be in. Plan to attend the entire hour for the session. Your exact audition time will be given to you at the beginning of the hour.

Coaches are a
GREAT CHOICE
for high school singers & any singer focused on winning their next competition!

     Kristin Roach
         Classical Genre  Thursday, 1 - 2 pm - SOLD OUT
         Classical Genre  Thursday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm - SOLD OUT

     David Richardson
         Classical Genre  Thursday, 4 - 5 pm - 1 spot left!

     Myron Silberstein
         Musical Theatre Genre  Thursday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm - SOLD OUT
         Musical Theatre Genre  Thursday, 7 - 8 pm - SOLD OUT

     Jonathan Brenner
         Musical Theatre Genre  Friday, 10 - 11 am - SOLD OUT

     Jennifer Johns
         Musical Theatre Genre  Saturday, 10 - 11 am - SOLD OUT

     Eric Trudel
         Classical Genre  Saturday, 10 - 11 am - SOLD OUT
         Classical Genre  Saturday, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - SOLD OUT

     Steven Gross, Musical Theater Songs
         Musical Theatre Genre  Saturday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm - SOLD OUT
         Musical Theatre Genre  Saturday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm - SOLD OUT

     Randy Buescher
         Musical Theatre Genre   Saturday, 7 -8 pm - space available

     Debra Cook
         Classical Genre Musical Theatre Genre  Sunday 1 - 2 pm - only 2 spots left!


Auditions for Houses

Sign up to work on your audition with opera houses, professional singers who have made it, and YAPs. First you present your audition, then you get immediate, off the cuff, helpful, and invaluable reactions to your audition. Ask questions. Hear feedback on everything, including technique, song selection, materials, appearance, and more.

To sign up, select the hour-long session you'd like your 15-minutes to be in. Plan to attend the entire hour for the session. Your exact audition time will be given to you at the beginning of the hour.

     William Florescu, Florentine Opera
         Classical Genre  Saturday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm - SOLD OUT
         Classical Genre  Saturday, 7 - 8 pm - SOLD OUT
         Classical Genre   Sunday, 1 - 2 pm - SOLD OUT
         Classical Genre   Sunday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm - SOLD OUT

     Cory Lippiello, Lyric Opera of Chicago
         Classical Genre  Friday, 1 - 2 pm - SOLD OUT
         Classical Genre  Friday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm - SOLD OUT

     Dan Novak, Ryan Opera Center YAP at Lyric Opera of Chicago
         Classical Genre  Saturday, 2:30 - 3:30 pm - SOLD OUT
         Classical Genre  Saturday, 4 - 5 pm - SOLD OUT

     Nicole Cabell
         Classical Genre  Sunday, 10 - 11 am - SOLD OUT
         Classical Genre  Sunday, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - SOLD OUT


Auditions for Vocal Programs

Sign up to work on your audition with undergrad or grad school programs. First the panel (one or two schools) listens to your audition, then you listen to their immediate reactions to your audition. Ask questions. Hear feedback on everything, including technique, song selection, materials, appearance, and more.

You should be preparing for undergrad or grad auditions for this AFE level.

To sign up, select the hour-long session you'd like your 15-minutes to be in. Plan to attend the entire hour for the session. Your exact audition time will be given to you at the beginning of the hour.

     Undergrad Auditions
         Classical Genre  Friday, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm - SOLD OUT
         Classical Genre  Friday, 4 - 5 pm - SOLD OUT
         Classical Genre  Friday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm - 1 spot left!
         Musical Theatre Genre  Friday, 7 - 8 pm - SOLD OUT

AFE with Coaches are an excellent option to Undergrad Auditions. The coaches either currently work with Universities or have in the past and will be ecellend resources for college admission success. Plus they are a great resource for competition work!

     Grad School Auditions
         Classical Genre  Saturday, 1 - 2 pm - SOLD OUT

 

Watch the Auditions

All Convention and +1 Pass holders can attend all of the auditions. Learn more by observing other auditions and hear the feedback they receive.

Preparing for Your Audition Feedback Experience Session

AFE is your opportunity to present what you consider to be your complete audition package. The panelist will be prepared to work with singers at all levels, so you should prepare your own personal version of a standard audition package that applies to your current audition level. If you are in the process of applying to grad schools, YAPs or for professional roles, prepare what is considered a "standard" audition presentation for that opportunity. We will not be sending out any special requests or requirements for the auditions.

At its most generic, we recommend you bring a headshot, resume, and come with the standard 4-5 contrasting art songs, arias, or oratorio selections in multiple languages as appropriate for your level. You should adjust this as suited to your experiences.

Be prepared to enter and perform as if this were an actual audition. Wear appropriate audition attire and present yourself in full audition form.

The panelist will let you know if you've brought what they think you need. They will let you know what you're lacking or what needs to be improved.

We suggest you search the Classical Singer magazine archives for articles on preparing audition materials. Search Classical Singer Archives

 











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