Nadine Gomes

Nadine Gomes

Nadine Gomes has spent her career exploring the genres of musical theatre, jazz, and opera as a singer and voice teacher. She is a full-time Lecturer in Voice in the Theatre Conservatory in the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where she has been on faculty since 2004. Nadine received an M.M. in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the Music Conservatory in CCPA at Roosevelt University, she earned a B.S. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, and she was a Vocal Jazz Performance Major at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her students sing on Broadway, in national tours, in regional theatres, and throughout Chicago.  

Tips for Musical Theatre College Pre-screen Video Auditions

College audition season is upon us, and one of the first hurdles for musical theatre college auditions is the pre-screen video. Here’s some advice from behind the audition table on how to put your best foot forward and truly shine.

Putting Together Your Musical Theatre College Audition Package

Preparing a musical theatre college audition package requires organization, understanding of the requirements, and careful preparation. Read on to find tips and tricks to streamline the process of preparation.

Video Auditions : How to be a Standout

Video auditions are becoming more and more standard in the singing world. College pre-screen auditions, vocal competitions, and even professional theatre and classical auditions are using this format, but many singers do not know how to show themselves off to their best advantage in this medium. There are a lot of components that go into a polished and professional video audition, and for national singing competitions, college auditions, and scholarship competitions, the talent pool is deep, so you want to present yourself in the best possible light. Here are some guidelines to bear in mind:

Sing App-y! Useful Apps and Websites for Singers

As we all know, becoming the best singer you can be takes years of study and dedication. While nothing can take the place of voice lessons and good, old-fashioned practice, there are a lot of apps and websites that can assist singers with many facets of this demanding and rewarding art form.

Musical Theatre College Auditions : Practical Advice

Pay attention to audition requirements for each school where you are applying! Most MT program auditions require 2 contrasting song cuts and 1-2 short monologues, but be sure to keep

Get Ready to Dance : Preparing for Musical Theatre College Auditions

When it comes time to apply for college Musical Theatre programs, there are lots of things you can prepare in advance: your song cuts, your monologues, your pre-screen videos, but

Dressing for Your Musical Theatre College Audition

“We don’t know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don’t always appreciate their fragility.”      Malcolm Gladwell Like it or not, first impressions

Nailing Your Musical Theatre College Audition

Sometimes as an actor or actress, you have to sing a song that you don’t particularly love, but an audition should not be one of those times! If you relate

Finding the Right Musical Theatre School

It takes deep soul-searching and significant research to find the right kind of school and program for you. These questions you must ask yourself to find the right musical theatre

Dress for Audition Success

You’ve perfected your songs and you’re ready to sing your heart out for that audition or competition, but what should you wear? Are there different rules for opera and musical

Skills You Need for a Musical Theatre Program : Part 2

I highly recommend that MT students have at least one year of choral experience prior to applying to college programs.  There is so much ensemble singing in musical theatre and strong part

Skills You Need for a Musical Theatre Program : Part 1

Get professional vocal guidance during the audition process. Your current vocal teacher will help you understand your voice and put together a good audition package. You need another set of

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