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 Prescreening Recording
Author: Exiawolf 
Date:   2017-10-09 21:43

Im getting ready to make my prescreening for undergraduate applications and I have no idea how to go about the video and audio recording. Should I purchase a mic (I heard I should have stereo recording, but I dont know what that really means)? How should I record the video? Thanks!

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 Re: Prescreening Recording
Author: rmk54 
Date:   2017-10-09 22:49

Sounds like you should hire a professional if you are serious about sending a high quality recording.

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 Re: Prescreening Recording
Author: Steve Becraft 
Date:   2017-10-12 18:36

Take a look at the following blog post by Richie Hawley and the video from Rob Knopper. Both share some very good advice about audio and video recording for auditions.



Hope these help!

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 Re: Prescreening Recording
Author: Bob Bernardo 
Date:   2017-10-14 06:34

Follow Steve's advice and rmk54.

You kind of have to remember that some of the music schools will have maybe 300 and up people auditioning for just a few spots. You need to sound your very best. Good luck! Hope you are one of these top players. Oh, often the audition committee for the schools are harder on people with recorded auditions compared to going there live. The reason is you can keep recording something until it is REALLY great. So make sure you sound great. Live auditions can often be a shade more forgiving, but this surely does not mean you don't have to be less prepared, it has more to do with nerves, things like that.

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 Re: Prescreening Recording
Author: JF Clarinet 
Date:   2017-10-16 08:54

I don't have as much experience as those who have already posted, so take what I have to say with a grain of salt.

This last year I went through this process myself. I only applied to one school that did prescreening before live auditions (I didn't apply to conservatories). I recorded all of my video + audio prescreening on my iPhone 6s, and my audio only recordings were done on a zoom h1. My recording equipment and methods weren't great (I kept my phone propped up with a jar on some stacked shoe boxes and edited out me starting and stopping recordings). I made it past prescreening, my live audition went well, and now I attend that school.

In my opinion as long as your tone and technique are clear, a college shouldn't care about the quality of your recording equipment. If they can tell you have the skills they are looking for, why would they care if you could afford top level recording equipment or a recording studio? I doubt schools would be that picky based on quality of recording, unless it makes you sound fuzzy or obscures the visuals. However, it obviously won't hurt to have a high quality recording. It's going to be your live audition that will really matter.

I don't have tons of audition experience, and maybe I just got lucky, but don't stress about your recording equipment as long as it isn't gonna hide your talent. Your skill on skill on the instrument will shine through even if you don't have the best equipment.

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