In our last post, we discussed the ins and outs of choral auditions – what to expect, how to prepare, and what directors are looking for. We discovered that one common aspect of choral auditions is that experience that virtually all singers dread: sight-reading.
What is sight-reading?
Sight-reading is when you are handed a piece of music you have never seen before and must sing through it then and there, without having spent any time learning it. You’re usually given a few minutes to glance it over, which allows you to work out a handful of crucial details and gives you a general sense of what you’re up against, but not much more. Read more