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2021 Virtual Auditions and Submissions!

 2021 Virtual Audition Events:

  • Feb 5th – 8th: UPTAs
  • Feb 17th: Information Session and Audition Workshop with Tennessee State University
  • Feb 22nd: Information Session and Audition Workshop with  Berklee College of Music
  • Feb 25th – March 1st: A1 Conference
  • March 3rd – 7th: SETC Convention

Cruise Ship 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
  • Pop/R&B/Funk Band
  • Percussion/Drumming Ensemble
  • Drumline / Drum Corps
  • Horn Trio:  Trumpet, Trombone, and  Tenor Saxophone
  • Parade Drummers
  • Strolling Brass Band (Woodwinds Included)
  • Variety Performers:  Jugglers and Stilt Walkers

Open Instrumental Positions:

  • Vocalists (Male and Female), Piano/Keys, Singing Pianists, Drum Set, Marching 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). 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 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.