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, Scott Evan Davis has the spotlight. If you’re in the NYC area, check out Scott’s 54 Below concert on September 23rd

Today, September 6, only: get 20% off the music of Scott Evan Davis by entering the code SEDSPOTLIGHT at checkout! 

Recommended male audition song: JUST A WORD

This is a patter song, so be really specific about the consonants and making each thought separate. Have fun with it. Don’t make it too serious. The reveal at the end is yours to play with, so make it your own!

Performed by Thom Allison:

Watch this video on YouTube.

Recommended female audition song: READY TO FLY

This is a song where you can create your own backstory, so be specific and make it your own. Also, the last 16 bars are great for an audition.

Performed by Stephanie Gibson-Chase:

Watch this video on YouTube.

Favorite audition tip: Be yourself. Even though you are nervous, the people behind the table want you to be the best you can be. They WANT to love you, so give them what they want. Also, find a good balance between showing your personality and being professional.

When you pick songs, make sure you connect to them. Belting your face off is great, but being subdued and natural is even better sometimes. Pick the right song for YOU and for the part you are auditioning for. Be informed before you go into the room.

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