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LIVE AUDITIONS – 2019

 

 2019 Audition Tour – More Dates and Locations TBA:

  • Mansfield, PA:  Feb 4, 12pm-6pm Mansfield University of PA
  • York, PA:  Feb 5, 10am-4pm York College of PA
  • West Chester, PA:  Feb 6, 10am-4pm at West Chester University of PA
  • Memphis, TN Feb 8-11 – UPTA at Playhouse at the Square
  • Clarksville, TN:  Feb 11, 4pm-10pm at Austin Peay State University
  • Memphis, TN: Feb 12, 12pm-6pm at Visible Music College
  • Murfreesboro, TN:  Feb 13, 2pm-8pm at Middle Tennessee State University
  • Lancaster, PA:  Feb 18, 10am-6pm Lancaster Bible College
  • Indiana, PA:  Feb 21, 2pm-7pm Indiana University of PA
  • Kutztown, PA:  Feb 22, 10am-6pm Kutztown University of PA
  • Hershey, PA:  Feb 24 –  Hersheypark – Click Here to Register
  • Denton, TX:  Feb 24, 12pm-7pm University of North Texas
  • Boston, MA:  Feb 26, 9am-4pm at Berklee College of Music
  • Knoxville, TN:  Feb 27-Mar 3 – SETC  at Knoxville Convention Center
  • Miami, FL:  Mar 2, 12pm-6pm Frost School of Music
  • Chicago, IL Mar 14:  12pm-6pm The Music Garage
  • Chicago, IL:  Mar 15, 4pm-9pm University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • New York, NY:  Mar 16-18 – StrawHat Auditions at PACE University

Cruise Ship and Theme/Amusement Park Positions:

  • Billboard Onboard – Singing Pianists on Holland America Line!  (click HERE for details on upcoming auditions specific to Billboard Onboard!)
  • Piano Bar and Dueling Piano (Multiple venues and cruise lines)
  • Pop/R&B/Funk Band
  • Percussion/Drumming Ensemble (needed at multiple theme and amusement parks)
  • Drumline / Drum Corps
  • Horn Trio:  Trumpet, Trombone, and  Tenor Saxophone
  • Carnival Drummers
  • Strolling Brass Band (woodwinds included)
  • One-Man Band (wearing and playing multiple instruments)
  • Variety Performers:  Jugglers, Stilt Walkers, Magicians

Open Instrumental Positions:

  • Vocalists (Male and Female), Piano/Keys, Singing Pianists, Drum Set/Percussion, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba/Sousaphone

 

Audition Requirements: 

 

Drummers

• Drumset: Play time in rock, funk, Latin (Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, etc.), medium swing,

country “train” 2- beat (8 bars of each). Audition team will run you through some

more grooves within live audition.

• Rudimental/Marching: Provide 16-32 bars of a rudimental or marching excerpt.

• Play-Along CD or MP3 suggested but not necessary. If applicable: 1 Song play-

along CD or MP3 (only 16-32 bars, showcasing your versatility).

• Great personality for entertainment needed – Please tell a joke or a funny story.

 

Bass Guitar:

• Rhythm playing in funk, Latin, rock, country, walking bassline. Play-Along CD or MP3

suggested but not necessary.

• 2 examples of contrasting styles – can be musical excerpts or etudes. Please play 16

bars of each.

• Vocals a HUGE plus.

• Great personality for entertainment needed – Please tell a joke or a funny story.

 

Guitar:

• Rhythm guitar strumming in these styles; rock, country/bluegrass, funk, Freddie Green swing. Play 8 bars of each. Play-Along CD or MP3 suggested, but not necessary.

• Lead guitar: Choose two or three popular lead riffs. We may ask you to play

extended solos.

• Vocals a HUGE plus. Please include a short example.

• Great personality for entertainment needed – please tell a joke or a funny story.

 

Singing and non-singing Pianists:

• Please provide 2 songs of contrasting styles (ex. Top 40, Classic Rock, 80’s Favorites,

Current Hits). Please show us 16-32 bars of each.

• Show examples of comping in Honky-tonk, rock and funk styles. Ragtime example is a

plus.

• Great personality for entertainment needed – please tell a joke or a funny story.

 

Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Saxophone:

• 2 examples of contrasting styles – can be etudes or musical excerpts. Play 16-32 bars

of each.

• Tuba – Also give an example of a walking bass line over a standard 12 bar blues

form.

• Great personality for entertainment needed – please tell a joke or a funny story.

 

Vocals: Male and Female:

• Please prepare 2 examples of contrasting styles (ex. Pop, Rock, Country, R&B etc.).

Please sing 16-32 bars of each.

• Ability to accompany your own vocals with guitar or piano is a HUGE plus!

• Instrument doubling a plus! Beat-boxing is also a plus. Please demonstrate if possible.

 

Comedic Actors:

• Please prepare 2 short comedic monologues.

• Be prepared to improvise on the spot in given stories and scenarios.

• Vocals, instruments, or specialty skills (juggling, magic, puppetry, etc) a plus!

 

Compensation:

  • Competitive Salary:  Pay rate depends on various factors (selected venue, length of contract, specific job requirements of position)

Housing:

  •  Subsidized Housing: Provided for nonlocal performers
  •  Cabins provided for cruise ship performers

Interested Candidates, please contact auditions@windishmusic.com or 484-999-8879 to apply.