• Learn a series of warm ups that you can use before auditioning

  • Know what to expect in the audition room and how to interact with the people you meet

  • Understand the process of auditioning better after viewing a mock-audition with one of David’s students.

Want to get the part, but not sure where to start? Learn the best tips and tricks for auditioning with veteran vocalist and singer David Jennings Smith! This residency will teach you the basic techniques for auditioning, whether you are trying out for your school musical or preparing to sing a classical song.

Find the lesson outline here

About the creator

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David Jennings-Smith

David Jennings-Smith is a native Pittsburgher & musician. Music has always been a part of his life, his calling. David started piano instruction at age 8 when a new piano magically appeared in the family living room.

David studied at Carnegie-Mellon University with Dr. Lee Cass, with a scholarship from the Tuesday Musical Club of Pittsburgh. Upon Dr. Cass’s urging, David auditioned for Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (CLO) and the Pittsburgh Opera and was accepted by both organizations in that same year. He remained with the CLO for 15 years & still is a member of Pittsburgh Opera after 42 years.

He is former chair of the Vocal Dept of CAPA High School & former director of the Nouveau Noir Vocal ensemble & he continues to teach voice and piano privately. One might say “Music is his life”.