Alex Levy, who will be heading off to NYU in the fall for Acting, took a second to answer some questions for us. For any student about to begin the process, read his insightful answers about how to handle the stress and present your best possible self!
1. What surprised you the most during college auditions?
I was surprised at how much fun I actually had with the auditions. Sure, all the preparation and anticipation before and the waiting after is anxiety-provoking, but the actual auditions are what we as performers love to do. All that is needed is a positive and confident attitude - all the work that has led up to the big day will come through if you trust yourself.
2. In your eyes, what does it take to get into a top school for Musical Theatre/Acting?
After going through this tough process, I can confidently say that there are many other kids out there who could outshine me in certain ways. The important part of this process is finding your strong suit, and creating a way to let that shine. For me, I knew that with some sort of human interaction I could win over the room by making them laugh and feel comfortable by being my goofy self.
3. What would be your biggest advice to someone about to start this process?
My advice for someone about to start this process would be to stay true to what you do best. It is impossible to try and be someone else, so as difficult as it is, there is no use in comparing yourself to other kids who are auditioning. They will never bring what you have to the table, so make sure to bring whatever that is! Also, choose material that you genuinely love and won't get bored of. You'll be doing it many times, so pick material you know you can have fun with in that audition room. And remember to have fun!!!
My College Audition
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