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:
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