Video Audition Tips
How to Prepare
Classicalia Co-Founder Ella Porett shares some helpful tips on how to make your video audition a success.
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Here are some of the key points:
- Relax and have fun! We can’t wait to hear you.
- Your audition must be video-recorded. You will upload your audition to YouTube, Vimeo, or another streaming platform.
- You can use your smartphone! No need to use fancy recording equipment. Judges will assess the merits of your performance, not the quality of your submitted video.
- Test your video and sound. Do you sound clear and without distortion? Try adjusting how far you are from the microphone and test again.
- Check the light in the room. Placing lights in front of you works best!
- Keep your camera at a steady angle throughout your performance.
- Record your performance in one continuous take. Think you can do better? Re-record!
- Need accompaniment? You can use live or pre-recorded.
- Do you already have a video recording of your chosen repertoire recorded on or after December 21, 2021? You can use it!
- No visual effects or editing that would distract from your performance, please.
- You’ll need to memorize your chosen repertoire.
- There is no time limit (minimum or maximum) for your submission.
- You'll need a different piece for each Round (in other words, if you proceed past Round 1, your submission for Round 2 will need to be different).
- One piece or excerpt from a multi-movement work per submission please (choose only one piece in your repertoire; you may not submit more than one work).
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