"@Erica so then would it work to use hello young lovers from the king and I with kiss of the spider woman and a comedic monologue? With those two songs it would get my highest note as well as my lowest but as well as covering two very different…"
"So I have some questions about choosing audition materials
First off what type of songs work best together when you use twp contrasting pieces?
And by contrasting pieces does that mean theme or emotion or style or what that kind of confuses me.
"I finally got my video of Good Morning Baltimore. I'm gonna try and re-record it every couple of days taking everyone's advice and seeing how it improves.I did sing this as a freshman for my school talent show and it went horribly so as…"
"@Jonah I love your video definately a fun song (and show in general)
and within a day or two I should have a video up of me singing good morning balitimore but I'm still have trouble finding an opening monologue"
"I'm so excited!
Personally I think I might work on not for the life of me or good morning baltimore because they are my two favorite opening numbers and I'm not sure about a monologue maybe I'll try the onle from the three sisters.
"Hey guys. So "fort morgan's got talent" was canceled due to inclimate weather. (well actually postponed indefinately) though I was going to do not for the life of me from thoroughly modern milly
I do have some exciting news though.I…"
"@Erica I'm looking toward musical theater or possibly country since that's what I'm most familiar with and I only have untill wendsday to have it memorized. The two song that I am thinking about using the most are Amayzing Mayzie from…"
"So I haven't had time to get on in a while so just a quick update then a question
So auditions for bye bye birdie went really well I'm a flex actor (chorus and several small roles) and I am also the understudy for Rosie. My teacher did say…"
"I'm an alto, and I can 100% say that it's the most fun part. We get the cool harmonies, the 3rds and 5ths that give songs their awesome texture. Embrace that. You get to move the most - fun rhythms, set the pulse, complete the suspension,…"
"something that we do with my school choir is we put our hands on or stomach and then breathe out all our air. Then breathe in for 4 counts out for 8, in for 4 out for 12 ect. And then we have a contest to see who can hold their not e the longest.…"
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My other musical interests, styles, and instruments are:
I absolutly love Opera and Musical Theatre. I am told that I am very musicaly minded. (My math teacher says I count beats for fractions) I enjoy singing and i play a little bit of piano and guitar. I hope to go to college for either musical theatre or Opera Theatre in my home state of Colorado.
My favorite artists, influences, and inspirations are:
I was born and raised in a small agricultural town in colorado. My childhood was spent listening mostly to country music and oldies. When I was in middle school i began to develop a love for theatre and musicals.
Some of my favorite artists are Ramin Karimloo, Sarah Brightman, Andrea Bucelli, Luciano Pavarotti, Micheal Martin Murphy, Chris Ledoux and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
More about me:
Well I guess you know what you need to. To sum it up I want to be an actor and with any luck I'll be on Broadway in the future.
I guess since I joined the musical theatre group I'll add a list of my favorite musicals.
#1. Hairspray: I love this musical because I really connect with the main character Tracy Turnblad. I also litterally have every song memorized from it and I really want to be tracy someday. I've been bugging the drama and choir teachers for three years to do this musical unfortunaetly the demographics don't corrosponde.
#2. Love Never Dies: being a tomboy I hate to say it but I'm a sucker for a good romance. I also find the raw emotions behind the characters really intense which I
love. Unfortunately being a heavyset alto there isn't much chance for me to be in this one.
#3. Wicked: love the costumes love the sets and I love how it tells a story that everyone thinks they know. And I also really love the music of course and how it ranges from overly upbeat and peppy to dark and just deep is all I can think of to describe it. I really enjoy playing villians so I woukd love to be madame morrible but also I really love the acting factor behind elphaba.
#4. Les Miserables: Where to start, first off I love classic literature so it was fun for me to compare the musical to the book. I love how it shows how people can change and be forgiven just really insighteful on human nature. Also it has some good music though a little repetitive. My dream role from this would be either fantine or eponine cuz I can sing in that range but I also love the emotion behind their characters.
#5. Little Women: This has been one of my favorite books since i first read an abridged edition in first grade. I didn't know it was a musical though until about two years ago. This is also one i would love to be in as Jo or Aunt March.
#6. Phantom of the Opera: I know that cliche musical everyone likes, but why not it has good music, a great plot and overwhelming characters.
I'm an alto, and I can 100% say that it's the most fun part. We get the cool harmonies, the 3rds and 5ths that give songs their awesome texture. Embrace that. You get to move the most - fun rhythms, set the pulse, complete the suspension, add the ornamentation. It's a great part, so rock it out. Share your thoughts in the Voice group.
After watching all your videos the main advice I would give is don't be afraid to be an alto. All of the songs you have posted are follow tracks meant for sopranos. I know in choral music altos tend to get "crummy parts" (it's a lyric from Alto's Lament, which might be a song to look into) but, don't let that hold you back when considering a song to sing. I would also recommend working on your breath support; it can really help you to have better resonance in your voice and to substain a note.
Don't let being in a small town be an excuse; take every opportunity you can get to expand your craft. I too am from a modest, little area but I always try to find ways to express what I want to do. My school eliminated its drama program following my freshmen year due to poor funding and no one stepping up to the plate but, I still sought out other opportunities to perform such as being in choirs, participating in community theatre, and competiting in different singing competitions. You have a drama program at your school and you are getting the chance to experience NYC aswell as participating in some workshops, use those to grow in your craft.
That's a great start. Don't forget to take advantage of having help from your teacher while school is still in session. In fact, I'm sure you could ask about opportunities to continue working on it over the summer in your free time. And of course we're here in the Composing group to help!