Susan is hitting the ground running with her auditions! In week three of her audition tour, she has already made connections with and taken lessons with two German coaches. It’s not all frolics and roses. To be a professional singer takes true grit. Sometimes, all you need is a good conversation with your dad and some good German chocolate to remind yourself to get back on the horse. Read on to see what she has learned about the audition process and herself through these lessons.
My first (and second!) beer in Germany!
We are already at week two of Susan’s audition tour and she has finally had a chance to do some sightseeing! Walking around Berlin, she seems to run into one historical site after another. Along with experiencing the German culture, sightseeing is certainly like stepping into the pages of a history book. And Berlin is definitely not short on history! Read on to hear about her discoveries, plus a new opera audition opportunity.
Audition tour in Germany week 1: Willkommen in Berlin, Susan!
In case you are new to the blog, we are following Susan on her first audition tour to Germany! Susan has officially arrived in Berlin. Just like any trip to a foreign country, her first couple of days there were overwhelming to say the least. Even if you are someone who has been travelling or practicing speaking foreign languages since you were little, it can still be incredibly daunting to step foot on foreign soil and hear nothing in your native language. But, with a bit of help from her friends, some pastries, and a big coat, she made it through her very first audition in Germany!
An American Singer on her way to Germany
Susan is just about to leave for Germany! We will be hearing from Susan periodically as she goes on her very first audition tour there, starting in Berlin. If you missed Part One of her story, view it here. Right now, she is dealing with ALL the various logistical questions before you leave for a long trip. (Trust us, there’s a lot of logistical questions…) Soon, she will be dealing with all the “what if” questions that come with any audition process. Only this time, these “what if’s” include working in a foreign country.
Check in with us every week for Susan’s update on her journey!
We have our fingers crossed for you Susan! We’re proud of you! Thank you so much for sharing your story:
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Most blog posts from June 2017 - June 2018 were written by GVAI's blogger Anikka Abbott who has just started her journalism studies. We already miss her. Learn more about her here or connect with her on Facebook.
Hello, I am Christine, the director of GVAI, a passionate singer, German diction, voice and performance coach. I love music, singing and dancing. Life is an exciting journey and I invite you to walk with me....