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LIVE AUDITION TOUR 2017

Wed Feb 1:  Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster PA – 12:00p – 4:00p

Wed Feb 1:  Millersville University, Millersville PA – 3:00p – 8:00p

Fri Feb 3:  UPTA (Unified Professional Theatre Auditions), Memphis TN

Sat Feb 4:   UPTA (Unified Professional Theatre Auditions), Memphis TN

Sat Feb 4:  West Chester University, West Chester PA – 10:00a-5:00p

Sun Feb 5:   UPTA (Unified Professional Theatre Auditions), Memphis TN

Mon Feb 6:   UPTA (Unified Professional Theatre Auditions), Memphis TN

Sat Feb 11:  Hershey Theatre, Hershey PA  (Hersheypark Auditions: Register HERE)

Tue Feb 14:  Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana PA – 4:00p-8:00p

Wed Feb 15:  Penn State University, State College PA – 9:00a-3:00p

Fri Feb 17:  University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL – 2:00p-6:00p

Sun Feb 19:  Music Garage, Chicago IL – 12:00p-6:00p  (Cruise Ship & Theme Park Musicians)

Tues Feb 21:  Atlanta, GA (Cruise Ship and Theme Park Musicians)

Wed Feb 22:  Atlanta, GA (Cruise Ship – Billboard Onboard)

Thur Feb 23:  Valdosta State University, Valdosta GA – 8:30a-12:00p

Fri Feb 24:  University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA – 6:00p-9:00p

Sat Feb 25:  Bristol Studios, Boston MA – 12:00p-6:00p (Theme Park Musicians)

Sun Feb 26:  Bristol Studios, Boston MA – 12:00p-6:00p (Cruise Ship – Billboard Onboard)

Sun Feb 26:  Tennessee State University, Nashville TN – 1:00p-7:00p (Cruise Ship & Theme Park Musicians)

Mon Mar 13:  Piano Summit, New York City, NY  (Cruise Ship Auditions)

Tue Mar 14:  Piano Summit, New York City, NY (Cruise Ship Auditions)

Wed Mar 15:  Piano Summit, New York City, NY (Cruise Ship Auditions)

Fri Mar 17:  StrawHat Auditions, New York City, NY

Sat Mar 18:  StrawHat Auditions, New York City, NY

Sun Mar 19:  StrawHat Auditions, New York City, NY

Sun Mar 26:  Piano Entertainers Convention,  New Orleans, LA (Cruise Ship Auditions)

Mon Mar 27:  Piano Entertainers Convention, New Orleans, LA (Cruise Ship Auditions)

Tue Mar 28:  Piano Entertainers Convention, New Orleans, LA (Cruise Ship Auditions)

Wed Mar 29:  Piano Entertainers Convention, New Orleans, LA (Cruise Ship Auditions)

*Dates/Locations added year-round.

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS also accepted. Please follow the audition requirements. Video links, headshots, and resumes can be emailed or dropboxed/shared to auditions@windishmusic.com

 

Ensembles/Casts:

  • Billboard Onboard – Singing Pianists on Holland America Line!  (click HERE for details)
  • Piano Bar and Dueling Performers (Multiple venues and cruise lines)
  • Pop/R&B/Funk Band
  • Percussion/Drumming Ensemble (needed at multiple theme and amusement parks)
  • 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

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

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

*Please provide a performance RESUME and HEADSHOT*
*Sight-Reading example may be provided in addition to listed requirements*
*Contact auditions@windishmusic.com for more information*

 

 

Percussionists/Drummers:

  • 1 Rudimental snare drum solo example. (16 bars).
  • Drumset: Play time in rock, funk, Latin (Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, etc.), medium swing, 2 beat (8 bars of each).
  • 1 Song play-along CD or MP3 (only 16-32 bars, showcasing your versatility).
  • Mallets (If possible) – please provide a brief solo or excerpt on xylophone (2 mallets).
  • Great personality for entertainment needed – Please tell a joke or a funny story.
  • *Sight reading required for specific roles

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 Pianists (Male and Female):

  • Please provide 5 songs of contrasting styles (ex. Top 40, Classic Rock, 80’s Favorites, Current Hits). Please show us 16-32 bars of each.  We will likely request a long list of popular songs on the spot.
  • Show examples of comping in Honky-tonk, rock and funk styles. Ragtime example is a plus.
  • Doubling on drums, guitar, bass, or harmonica is a plus!
  • Great personality for entertainment needed – please tell a joke or a funny story.

Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Alto Saxophone (Male and Female):

  • 2 examples of contrasting styles – can be etudes or musical excerpts. Play 16-32 bars of each.
  • 1 Improvisation Example – Play along accompaniment in a standard blues, standard jazz or pop/funk tune recommended.
  • Tuba – Also give an example of a walking bass line over a standard 12 bar blues form.
  • Instrument doubling/singing is a plus!
  • 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.
  • Pitch matching and vocal appellation and harmonization will be observed.
  • 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.

Variety Skills:

  • Jugglers: Please provide examples of 3-6 ball juggling and 3 club juggling.  Please showcase tricks including cascades, factory, behind-the-back, under-the-leg, spins, and any extended tricks you have prepared. Passing with 1-4 people is a necessary skill.  Must work within a cast. Showmanship, stage presence, and a team player mentality is a MUST. Please provide one comedic monologue showing comedic timing and acting ability.
  • Stilt-Walkers:  Standard drywall stilts, Articulating stilts, and Kinetic stilts are acceptable.  Please bring your own stilts to the live auditions. Must work within a cast.  Showmanship, stage presence, and a team player mentality is a MUST. Please provide one comedic monologue showing comedic timing and acting ability. Juggling, slight of hand magic, or any other variety skills a huge plus.
  • Magicians:  Slight of hand magic, small audience tricks, and street performance experience are important to our positions. Please show a variety of slight of hand and interactive routines. Must work within a cast. Showmanship, stage presence, and a team player mentality is a MUST. Please provide one comedic monologue showing comedic timing and acting ability.Juggling, slight of hand magic, or any other variety skills a huge plus.
  • One-Man-Band:  Multi-instrumentalist skills by ONE performer:  singing/acting, guitar/mandolin/banjo, accordion, percussion, harmonica, among MANY other musical talents. This is the classic “One-Man-Band” where an individual where’s an instrument rig including drums, cymbals, string instrument, harmonica, among others.

DVD Submissions also accepted. Please follow the audition guidelines and mail DVD, Resume, and Headshot to Windish Music Auditions PO Box 1996 West Chester PA 19380.  Video links can be emailed or dropboxed/shared to auditions@windishmusic.com