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Auditions

HOW TO RECORD AND SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO AUDITION

SET UP
Use the best video recording equipment you can. This may be a video camera or the video setting of a digital camera. If these are unavailable, you could use a smartphone instead to capture your performance.

Sound quality as well as picture quality is important. Listen back to the recording to ensure that it is of an acceptable standard.

Keep the camera absolutely still by fixing it to a tripod or placing it on a separate music stand.

Position the camera or phone so that it films in landscape format.

Make sure that you are not too far away from the camera and that you fill the frame.

Check that you are in focus.

PERFORM THE AUDITION
Introduce yourself – give your name and the title of the work you are about to perform.

Your audition video should be presented in the following order:
1. OWN CHOICE PIECE with piano accompaniment. (You may omit extended passages which are scored for piano only.)
2. Y FWYALCHEN with piano accompaniment.
3. NYCW VOCAL EXERCISE unaccompanied.
4. WHOLE TONE SCALE unaccompanied.

The performances of each section should each be recorded in one take and must not be edited. However, you may record the 4 sections of the audition as separate files.

PREPARE THE FILE(S)
Review the recording to ensure that the sound quality is acceptable.

If you are uploading several videos, it would be very helpful if you could edit them together into one clip. (YouTube has a simple video editor that will allow you to do this.)

UPLOAD THE FILE(S) TO YOUTUBE
1. Create a YouTube account.
2. Sign in to your account.
3. Click on the upload button.
4. Upload your audition video file from your computer.
5. Complete the fields:
TITLE - Type in your full name and voice.
DESCRIPTION - Type the name of the ensemble for which you are applying and your email address.
TAGS - Leave blank.
CATEGORY - Select ‘Education’ or ‘Music’.
PRIVACY - Set to ‘UNLISTED’ (this ensures that no-one apart from the panel will be able to see your audition).

NB. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of these guidelines are followed - we have no control over the upload process.

EMAIL THE YOUTUBE URL
Copy and paste your YouTube video URL (web address) into an email to be sent to matthew.thistlewood@tycerdd.org before Friday 11th November 2016.