August 4, 2017

Getting Over Those Pre-Audition Nerves

Going into an audition can be extremely nerve-racking. Luckily, we have a few tips to help you stay calm and focused before even entering the audition room.

What’s a better way to pump yourself up than with some great music? Create a playlist with some up-beat songs to get you excited and in the zone!

Try not to stress over your material at the last minute. Take the moments leading up to your audition to encourage yourself, don’t spend them over-preparing. You’ve worked hard and practiced- you know it! Now you just need to trust yourself.

It’s important to warm up your body (not just your voice) before entering an audition. Make sure to do some light stretches to get out any stiffness and shake away those pre-audition jitters.

Don’t think about the competition. It may be intimidating at times seeing everyone in the holding room going out for the same role as you. Try not to compare yourself to others and remember that you have something special that sets you apart from the rest.

Get out of your head. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself to book that one role. Of course you want to nail the audition but remember that if it doesn’t go as planned, there will always be another opportunity right around the corner. If you keep that in mind, you will go into the audition feeling more relaxed, which will work to your benefit!

Confidence is key. This may be the most important tip when auditioning. If you don’t believe in yourself, neither will the casting directors. So go out there and show them what you’ve got!