Video Audition Tips

After you Register, you will be e-mailed the complete list of tips and reminders for your video audition.

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. 
  • Have a video recording of your chosen piece recorded on or after November 1, 2020? You can use it! 
  • No visual effects or editing that would distract from your performance, please.
  • You’ll need to memorize your chosen repertoire and stick to the time limits as follows: 
    • Category 1: 10 minutes or fewer
    • Category 2: 15 minutes or fewer
    • Category 3: 20 minutes or fewer
    • Category 4: 20 minutes or fewer
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