One of the fun things I’ve been doing since May is writing a weekly article for a website called TheatreMusicDirectors.Org. My friends David and Geraldine started it, and I was asked to contribute every week with an article and video playlist, recommending audition music.
The great thing about this website is it definitely filled a gaping hole in the musical theatre audition information world. There are hundreds of sites with great content geared towards actors and singers, but not much aimed at the people teaching and coaching the actors. The same goes for education in general. There are hundreds of schools you can go to in order to advance your acting career, but I can only think of three that really train musical directors for a career in theatre.
And what’s even better about writing this weekly column, is I was asked to create a video playlist to accompany it. I can’t take credit for the idea, but it’s a great one. You can read my suggestions for choosing audition music, and then simply press play to watch ten videos of the very songs I was writing about. If you’re interested in reading, you can visit the site here, or you can jump right in with this week’s post on choosing music for children’s theatre auditions.