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2020 Audition Dates & Tour!

 

 2020 Audition Tour – More Dates and Locations TBA:

  • New York, NYJan 14, 10:30am-6:30pm Smash Studios NYC – Rhythm Section Players Auditions
  • New York, NY: Jan 16th-20th, A1 Conference at NYU
  • Mansfield, PA:  Feb 3,  11am-7pm Mansfield University of PA
  • Kutztown, PA:  Feb 4,  1pm-8pm Kutztown University of PA
  • West Chester, PA: Feb 5, 10am-4pm West Chester University of PA
  • Boston, MA: Feb 6, 9am-4pm Berklee College of Music
  • Memphis, TN: Feb 6-10, UPTAs at Playhouse on the Square
  • Nashville, TN: Feb 11, 10am-8pm Southern Ground Nashville
  • Nashville, TN: Feb 12, 10am-6pm Tennessee State University
  • Clarksville, TN: Feb 13, 10am-6pm Austin Peay State University
  • Indiana, PA: Feb 13, 2pm-9pm Indiana University of PA
  • Hershey, PA: Feb 15, Hershey Theatre – Register Here!
  • York, PA:  Feb 18,  9am-4pm York College of PA
  • Miami, FL: Feb 19, 10am-6pm Frost School of Music
  • Philadelphia, PA: Feb 19, 10am-6pm Milkboy the Studio – Cruise Ship Auditions (Rhythm Section Players)
  • Millersville, PA: Feb 21, 10am-6pm Millersville University
  • Denton, TXFeb 23, 12pm-7pm University of North Texas
  • Dallas, TX:  Feb 24, 12pm-6pm Crystal Clear Sound – Cruise Ship Auditions (Rhythm Section and Singing Pianists)
  • Highland Heights, KY: Feb 24, 10am-6pm Northern Kentucky University
  • Athens, OH: Feb 25, 1pm-9pm Ohio University
  • Louisville, KY: Feb 26-Mar 1 SETC at Kentucky International Convention Center
  • Boston, MA: Feb 27, 9am-4pm Berklee College of Music – Cruise Ship Auditions (Rhythm Section Players)
  • Salt Lake City, UT: Mar 3, 12pm-8pm Rocket Skates Studio – Cruise Ship Auditions (Rhythm Section and Singing Pianists)
  • Utah Valley, UT:  Mar 4,  Cruise Ship Auditions (Rhythm Section and Singing Pianists)
  • Las Vegas, NVMar 6, 12pm-8pm Definitive Talents Studio – Cruise Ship Auditions (Rhythm Section and Singing Pianists)
  • Harrisonburg, VA: Mar 6, 10am-6pm James Madison University
  • Phoenix, AZ;  Mar 8Cruise Ship Auditions (Rhythm Section and Singing Pianists)
  • New York, NY: Mar 14-16, StrawHat Auditions
  • Greenville, NC: Mar 18, 10am-6pm Eastern Carolina University
  • Philadelphia, PA: Mar 25, 10am-6pm Milkboy the Studio – Cruise Ship Auditions (Rhythm Section and Singing Pianists)

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)
  • Pop/R&B/Funk Band
  • Percussion/Drumming Ensemble (needed at multiple theme parks)
  • Drumline / Drum Corps
  • Horn Trio:  Trumpet, Trombone, and  Tenor Saxophone
  • Parade Drummers (World/Carnivale)
  • Strolling Brass Band (woodwinds included)
  • Variety Performers:  Jugglers and Stilt Walkers

Open Instrumental Positions:

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

 

Audition Requirements:  (Sight-reading will only be required for select positions)

 

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.  Sight-reading will be required for cruise contracts.

• 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 track (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 track

suggested but not necessary.

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

bars of each.  Sight-reading will be required for cruise contracts.

• 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 track suggested, but not necessary.

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

extended solos.  Sight-reading will be required for cruise contracts.

• 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.  Sight-reading will be required at live auditions and for all cruise contracts.

• 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.