WRITER SPOTLIGHT: Zoe Sarnak
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, we present a feature on Zoe Sarnak. Recently, Zoe was part of the Fresh Pens concert at the Highline Ballroom – check out the videos here!
Use the code ZSSPOTLIGHT for 20% off all Zoe Sarnak sheet music at NMT, today, September 13, only!
Favorite audition tip: I’m looking for tone, warmth, richness of vocal quality as much as how high a person can belt. Just give an honest performance that lets everyone in the room hear your instrument. I’m not against vocal acrobatics, but they can been counter-productive in certain cases.
Recommended male audition song: IF YOUR CHILD
This is a female performance of the song but it also works extremely well on a high tenor voice. You can play with the cut but I love the “If Your Child Had a Wedding” through the bridge and the ending. The most important tip is to understand the hurt and love behind the song over any finger-pointing anger.
Performed by Lauren Pritchard:
Recommended female audition song: EASY
Check out the bridge for some a great place to show different parts of your voice!
Performed by Kacie Sheik and Preston Sadleir: