An audition is your opportunity to show us your abilities, and it allows us to assess your skills and discuss your commitment. Here are five tips from those who've already been there to help you prepare:
If you can’t attend in person, you can submit a video-recorded audition. Your recording must be no more than 4 months old.
Make sure you follow the audition requirements for your specialisation. If you’re auditioning on an instrument or voice, remember you need to have an accompanist.
Whatever equipment you’re using to record your audition, do your best to maximise the sound quality by choosing your location carefully. If you can, try and use an ensemble room or recital hall. It doesn’t need to be recorded professionally, a simple ZOOM recorder is enough.
When selecting repertoire, you want to play it comfortably and well. A piece that’s achievable is better than going for something that’s difficult. The audition panel will look for quality of performance.
An audition panel consists of musicians. Show them that you’re one too and that you have a passion for music. Be technically proficient, but don’t fret about technique – they’ll be on the lookout for potential.
Prepare for the transition to Australia before your degree starts, and you’ll be able to dive straight into uni life when you get here.