One of the benefits of living in Fairfield and Westchester counties is the proximity to great arts programs. It also means that standards are high and competition is fierce. Whether you are auditioning for the middle- or high-school musical, for any of the many excellent local or regional theater groups, or competing to get into an outstanding conservatory or university arts program, being cool and well-prepared is key.
Successful auditions depend on a variety of factors, many of which are out of your control -- who else shows up, what the casting director had for lunch (and now regrets eating), where your name appears on the list, and a host of other variables. The only element directly under your control is your preparation... and it has to be better, deeper, and more thorough than the competition's.
Greenwich Arts Academy is proud to offer these unique and vital audition preparation services to our students. Available for ages seven and up.
When you enroll at Greenwich Arts Academy, we'll begin with an evaluation to determine initially what your strengths and challenges are. We work with each individual or parent to craft a lesson plan that fits the student's unique needs and favorite type of music. Whether you're a seven year old auditioning for your first show, or a fifty year old returning to the stage after many years, our friendly, dedicated teachers will share their passion for live performance and help you set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.
From material selection and editing, to vocal coaching and performance, Greenwich Arts Academy's experts will work with you to make your presentation as tight and impactful as it can possibly be.
Whether you're singing in front of a Broadway casting director or your High School Theater director, you will generally not be able to perform an entire song -- so the time spent editing the music and honing the expression and gestures is critical to your success.
If you have a speech or monologue you'd like some feedback on, please don't hesitate to ask. We have consulting experts available with extensive stage acting experience who can work with you to hone your presentation.
Greenwich Arts Academy's consultants can help you smooth what needs smoothing and amp up what needs to be more aggressive. The result will be a memorable audition that makes the casting table sit up and take notice!
Bring us your prospective school's list of approved audition pieces, and our experts will help you select just the right repertoire to show off your strengths.
If you've already chosen your material (or had it chosen for you), we'll analyze your presentation from a jury's point of view and help you make it the best it can be.
Haven't performed much? Does the idea of being onstage frighten you? At the Academy, we have many years of experience helping young (and older) performers process and move beyond performance anxiety.
Butterflies are normal -- experienced performers will tell you that they not only still get that "keyed-up" feeling while waiting to go onstage, but that it's essential to a good performance. "Stage fright," though, is a misinterpretation of threat and can be redirected into healthier pathways.
(Sessions arranged on an hourly basis)
Wouldn't it be great to be able to take your show's music director home with you for individualized rehearsal? Or to have the actor with whom you have to sing a complicated duet join you to practice?
Impossible dream? Not anymore! We have coaches at the Academy with years of theater experience. They'll run those numbers with you as often as necessary, without the pressure of an entire cast waiting for the director's attention.
It is preferable, whenever possible, to have your own accompanist play at your audition. You've rehearsed with them; you've established rapport; they know the music.
Remember, the hired-gun accompanist at the audition is probably sight-reading and will not have the opportunity to practice with you before you audition!
$55.00 / 30 minutes, billed monthly
Lessons are available six days a week, and scheduled once a week.
A one-time registration fee of $35 is due at the time of registration
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with a kind, helpful person to answer the phone seven days a week. We are here to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material fees, and no semester minimums.
$55.00 / 30 minutes, billed monthly