Ah…the beginning of another new year. Full of excitement, promise, hope, and resolutions to be made (and broken…). Many of you have probably already jumped right back into full-blown practice mode, as school auditions are just around the corner.
What’s the most critical part of an audition?
The first note! After all, first impressions are huge in an audition, and you can tell an awful lot about a performer from the first note. Unfortunately, this makes the first note the most difficult note in a piece as well. With so much at stake and so much anticipation leading up to this moment, the adrenaline is surging and you may feel like you are about to explode.
Nevertheless, when the opening goes well, the performance tends to continue this way.