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7979 Inwood Rd., Suite 113, Dallas, TX 75209 | (214) 455 1477
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Audition Etiquette

This coming weekend, at Park Cities School of Music in Dallas, TX, we will be casting our kids in a video remake of Michael Jackson’s “Heal The World”. This will be the perfect opportunity for them to begin practicing something that every performer has to face: auditions. Many people think that a successful audition is only a matter of being talented enough for the gig or not. This is very untrue. Auditioning is a skill that a lot of very talented people may not have developed.

Whenever we walk into an audition room, we need to think in terms of presenting a total picture. This includes our appearance, attitude, musicianship, preparation, communication, and connection to the music that we are performing. All of these things, added together, creates the complete package of how we come across. At Park Cities School of Music in Dallas, TX, we stress great musicianship. Our students will automatically do well here. It’s the other pieces of the picture that we need to polish.

Before you play a note for anyone, they see you. And this is where your audition begins. What you wear sends a message about how seriously you take your art and, indirectly, how prepared you are. The first thing that you need to consider is your audience and what you are auditioning for. Your goal is to impress the panel and give them a very clear idea about how you should be casted. No guessing. Is this an occasion to be casual or formal? What is your character? What kind of music will you be presenting? All of these questions should be answered when choosing an appropriate audition look.

In addition to this is attitude. The performer sets the tone for the mood inside of the audition room. If you come in nervous, the panel will be nervous for you. If you come in unenthusiastic, the panel will be not be enthusiastic about listening to you. Take a moment, before you arrive, to take some deep breaths and do whatever it is to help you feel calm, excited, and ready to perform. At Park Cities School of Music in Dallas,TX, we aim to always have a welcoming, safe environment for our students to do their their best work. There’s no need to feel frightened about performing for us. We’re rooting for you!

These are some very quick pointers going into the upcoming week of audition preparation. I hope it’ll be helpful. We are looking forward to hearing each and every one of you.

Ebonee Davis, PCSM Vocal & Piano Master Teacher

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COVID-19 UPDATE

UPDATE

A brief update from Park Cities School of Music regarding the continuation of lessons as we work to protect our faculty, students and families from the COVID-19. Our priority has always been, and will continue to be, to provide top quality music education in a safe and secure environment.

While Park Cities School of Music will continue to provide lessons to students in-person at our physical location, please be advised we are taking every opportunity to clean and sanitize our facility, studios and instruments. Understandably, if you feel more comfortable taking your lesson from the comfort of your home, PCSM can provide an online class for you in place of your usual in-person lesson.

Students coming to PCSM should be prepared to arrive a few minutes early in order to wash their hands with soap and water provided in the restrooms prior to their lesson. Faculty have been advised to wash their hands between each student, as well as wipe down any keyboards used between lessons. PCSM underwent a deep cleaning yesterday, as it does weekly; however, we will be increasing the cleaning of the facility during the coming weeks in an effort to keep germs to a minimum.

The PCSM Calendar will continue as planned. Online, at your home, or PCSM studio lessons will resume on March 23. We want to maintain regular schedule as much as possible.

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