Preparing your sheet music!
In auditions, you want to make the pianists job as easy as possible which means preparing your sheet music. These three simple steps will go a long way in the audition room!
Step one - Getting the sheet music
Once you've chosen your song, you need to find the right sheet music for you! Ask a singing teacher or pianist to help you find the right key for the song. It might be the case that the original key is fine but if it is too high or low you might want to change the key.
Most sheet music websites offer the option to change the key when you download it but make sure you play it through with a pianist before your audition so there are no surprises!
Step two - Cutting your sheet music
Auditions often only want a 90 second cut so it is important that you choose the best bits to show you off.
Mark on your sheet music using brackets to show what the pianist needs to play and if you cut full pages, don't be afraid to get rid of them.
Step three - Taping your sheet music
Tape the edges of the paper to the next page so it runs in a long line. Make sure they don't overlap otherwise they won't fold properly. Watch the handy video below!