Does what you wear make a difference at a musical audition?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Voice Instructor Jennifer Rutherford explains the importance of dressing tastefully, simply, and age appropriate when at a musical audition.

    Host: Does what you wear make a difference at a musical audition?

    Jennifer Rutherford: Well, there is tasteful and there is not so tasteful. I have seen some American Idol contestants for instance wear things that show their midriff, I do not think that is a good idea at all. I think you really ought to dress just simply, tastefully within your age group, not too fancy, you are not a star yet. The stylist at a contest like that would make you into whatever you are going to be anyway. So unless you have a particular artistic style that you really want to demonstrate, I would just say wear a cute T-shirt and some jeans and may be some not too high heeled shoes because that affects your breath support. If you wear a high heel it is really hard to do some of the abdominal lifts that you need to do to sing properly. So, just keep it cute, simple, age appropriate and if you have a particular style go for that. That's what I would suggest.