Audition Prep Classes

Feeling nervous? Come in for an invaluable group class formatted as a mock audition where you can learn tips and tricks for the big day! During the 2-hour session, resident Musical Director Melina Karu will be on hand to play live piano accompaniment for songs and then give constructive feedback on performances. Each child will get to take their audition material for a full trial run, as well as watch and learn as other children of various levels of experience present for each other.

Whether you’re a first-time auditioner, or an audition veteran, come in and put your songs and monologues to the test! This is a great way to get rid of pre-audition jitters in a low-stress setting, while learning tools to help perfect your audition package!

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More Details:

When:
Ages 5-10: Monday, Feb. 5th at 4:30-6:30
Ages 11 and up: Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 4:30-6:30

Where:
Our Studios at 5031 University Way NE, Seattle WA 98105

Meet the Instructor

Melina Karu is a classically-trained soprano and pianist originally from Yakima, WA. She began her vocal studies under the tutelage of Roger Stansbury and Debra Hardy. Melina first attended Yakima Valley Community College, where she was a two-time KCACTF Irene Ryan Award nominee. Once Hurricane Katrina ended her short stint as a Classical Vocal Performance major at The University of New Orleans, Melina was recruited into the University of Idaho’s new Musical Theatre pilot program.

After finishing school and gaining much recognition and praise for her appearances in leading roles in productions at both local and regional levels (including Little Women, Godspell, The Grapes of Wrathwith Will & Co. Shakespeare, The Secret Garden, Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding, and playing Cosette in Les Misérables, opposite Lupe Rios as Marius), Melina went on to direct the music for shows at high schools in her hometown (Jekyll & Hyde, Aida, etc.), where she was also named “Yakima’s Best Singer” in 2006. Melina then took time to pursue songwriting and choral arranging before relocating to Seattle in 2008. She is proficient in nearly every style of popular vocal music, and well-versed in niche genres such as yodeling and Celtic music. Melina is also a current member and resident soloist with the Seattle Ensign Symphony & Chorus. This is her seventh season as Musical Director at Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre.