BY JOSHUA FINKEL
Before going into the audition room, and actually before every rehearsal of your number, declare what you want to accomplish in positively phrased goals. Don’t write something like “I won’t be nervous” or “I won’t crack on the high note.” If that weren’t happening, what WOULD be happening? Rephrase it in positives: “I will be calm and energized” or “I will sing the high note with emotional fullness and even breath.” That gives you a positive thing to do, instead of a judgmental or defensive outlook as you prepare. It’s the same goal, but it’s taking the perspective of looking at the “half full glass” instead of the “half empty glass.”
Joshua Finkel runs the Creative Combustion Acting Studio in Studio City. See our archives for other blogs by Joshua.