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! Today, NMT’s featured writer is the fantastic Georgia Stitt. Get to know her music below! And bonus, for New Yorkers: Georgia will be music directing Elena Shaddow’s concert at 54 Below tomorrow night – tickets here

Today, September 5, only, get 20% off all Georgia Stitt sheet music by entering the code GSSPOTLIGHT at checkout!

Recommended male audition song: SONNET 29

Ah, Shakespeare. Make sure you separate the s’s in “that man’s scope” or it will sound like “that manscope.” I don’t even know what a manscope is but I know you shouldn’t be talking about it in this song.

Performed by Joshua Dixon:

Watch this video on YouTube.

Recommended female audition song: MY LIFELONG LOVE

I think this song is as much about adolescence as it is about music. There is a time when young girls are fearless, and then there is a time when they lose their confidence. I think this song is about losing it and then finding it again in music. Make sure you know who you’re telling the story to, and make up a good reason why.

Performed by Susan Egan:

Watch this video on YouTube.

Favorite audition tip: Make sure you know what every single lyric means. Nothing pulls me out more than when you mispronounce a word and I realize you have no idea what you’re talking about.

I just want you to tell me a story. If you’re terrified, I’m terrified. If you’re having fun, I’m having fun, too. Better that we all have fun.

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