Does your accompanist like you?

From, here are some clear tips for auditions (and LIFE!).

Don’t fall into these common mistakes when it comes to bringing sheet music to an audition—be proactive and get the pianist on your side!

I would add to these:

1.  Be thankful.  Greet your audition accompanist warmly, and after the audition say ‘thank you’ whilst looking your accompanist in the eye!

2.  Do NOT use plastic sheet protectors.  Lights may glare on them, making your accompanist somewhat blind.

3.  Be certain the music is copied on both sides of the page.  This makes for 1/2 as many page turns.  And be certain the page turns are laid out exactly as they are in the source material from which you copied.  We always hope an editor has worked out with intention where to put those page turns.


About Jeffrey Carter

University administrator, voice teacher, choral director, professor, singer, professional theatre music director, brother, son, uncle, Anglican, Scotch drinker, chef of moderate talent, NPR fanatic, gin aficionado, proponent of the music of Herbert Howells and Elgar and Vaughan Williams, pianist, composer, theatre geek, dog love & cat hater, author & blogger, world traveler, church organist, Anglophile.

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