This September, NMT is putting a spotlight on its writers. Each day, we’ll be featuring one writer or writing team’s recommended audition songs and audition tips – and sharing a discount code for their one-day-only Spotlight Sale! First up the brilliant Adam Gwon. Check out the audition songs Adam recommends, plus a bonus featured performance, below! 

TODAY, SEPT. 7, ONLY: Use the code AGSPOTLIGHT at checkout to get 20% off all of Adam Gwon’s sheet music! 

Recommended male audition song: WORKING

Performed by Jed Resnick:

Watch this video on YouTube.

Recommended female audition song: RUNNING

Performed by Cait Doyle:

Watch this video on YouTube.

Bonus song recommendation: SEEING YOU THERE

ADAM SAYS: Not too long ago, I was passed this great video of Jim Hogan, then a student at Penn State, performing “Seeing You There.” For me, it’s an example of a really terrific musical theater performance — look how he uses every single lyric, and makes it seem like he’s discovering them on the spot. And of course, he sounds great.

Watch this video on YouTube.

Favorite audition tip: Create a sense of dialogue even if you’re performing a solo song — it’s that ability to communicate and react and be in the moment that brings a performance to life!

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