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What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby IsaacTuba » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:13 am

I'm thinking a business casual, but what's your opinion?
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Re: What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby Bnich93 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:36 pm

Depends on the studio professor I would say. The least I've ever worn to a college audition was a polo, khakis, and oxfords. Nobody said anything.
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Re: What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby tclements » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:02 pm

Look great. Suit & tie. Make sure your suit FITS correctly and is freshly laundered. Shirt pressed and don't forget to polish your shoes. WITHOUT exception, every audition I witnessed that the candidate dressed sloppily, they played sloppily. Seriously, this is very important.
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Re: What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby bort » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:59 pm

tclements wrote:Look great. Suit & tie. Make sure your suit FITS correctly and is freshly laundered. Shirt pressed and don't forget to polish your shoes. WITHOUT exception, every audition I witnessed that the candidate dressed sloppily, they played sloppily. Seriously, this is very important.


^ This

Also, take a shower and get a haircut about a week before.
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Re: What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby Stryk » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:07 pm

In my day, at FSU, most wore tie-dye shirts, cut off shorts, and flip flops. I don't think that would go over well these days at most schools. Look as sharp as you are comfortable looking. If you are uncomfortable, it will show, and will influence your playing.
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Re: What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby Three Valves » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:11 pm

bort wrote:
tclements wrote:Look great. Suit & tie. Make sure your suit FITS correctly and is freshly laundered. Shirt pressed and don't forget to polish your shoes. WITHOUT exception, every audition I witnessed that the candidate dressed sloppily, they played sloppily. Seriously, this is very important.


^ This

Also, take a shower and get a haircut about a week before.


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Re: What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby timayer » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:05 pm

Whatever you decide to wear, PRACTICE IN IT before the audition. Do not make the first time you play in a new jacket and/or shirt and tie the audition.
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Re: What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby Uncle Buck » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:52 pm

So, I'm much less experienced in college and/or professional auditions than those who have posted here already. But I'm pretty experienced in degrees of appropriate attire in various professional settings.

Personally, for this situation, I would think that a blazer with a dress shirt and slacks, with no tie, and dress shoes, would be more than enough to demonstrate that you care about your appearance and know how to look professional. Presuming, of course, that the blazer isn't too loud, the colors are conservative and coordinated, the clothes clean and ironed, shoes shined, etc.

I'm not sure that "suit and tie" is necessary.
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Re: What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby Mark » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:04 pm

bort wrote:Also, take a shower and get a haircut about a week before.


I'd really encourage taking a shower more recently than a week before the audition.
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Re: What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby TD517 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:45 pm

timayer wrote:Whatever you decide to wear, PRACTICE IN IT before the audition. Do not make the first time you play in a new jacket and/or shirt and tie the audition.


^ This!!! Especially if you are not regularly playing/performing in a tie/jacket outfit. I've also started getting my "playing" dress shirts 1/2 a neck size larger than my "wearing" dress shirts. It's usually not enough to look loose, but avoids the tightness created from the larger throat during playing. Then again, maybe I just size 'normally' on a 1/4 size :roll:
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Re: What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby Diego A. Stine » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:50 pm

I've worn a blazer and dress shirt without a tie. It's nice to be able to breathe.
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Re: What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby Tuba Boy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:08 pm

For all of mine, I've worn a dress shirt, tie, and khakis. I kept the top button of my shirt unbuttoned for easy breathing. Make sure whatever you wear is comfy.
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Re: What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby KiltieTuba » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:25 pm

Clothing is probably a good choice.
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Re: What should I wear to a college audition?

Postby bort » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:52 pm

Mark wrote:
bort wrote:Also, take a shower and get a haircut about a week before.


I'd really encourage taking a shower more recently than a week before the audition.


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