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February and March Classes

February and March classes are here!

We have another lineup of amazing and incredible classes and teachers ready for you! I'll be back into the Audition Book blog series on Friday, then back on my regular schedule come Monday. But now...

Holy sh*t!

We couldn't be more excited to announce our first WHO'S MY MUSIC DIRECTOR set of classes


Ben Cohn (Dear Evan Hansen), Ian Eisendrath (Come From Away), Brian Usifer (Frozen, The Book of Mormon) and Ian Weinberger (Hamilton) are the 4 instructors for this 4 class - 2 week course. You will not find a better offering of music people all together anywhere (not a verified fact - but if you do, let me know). These guys are incredible, and young, and only at the beginning of their careers. Come learn from them. Get to know them. You will be seeing there names all over Broadway for the next generation.

Class spans March 12th - March 21st. Check it out on the classes page.
$349 for the entire series or secure your spot with a $99 deposit and we'll set up a payment plan.

What's My Audition? - Wicked

Stephen Sposito, long time Associate Director of WICKED, presents this 2 day audition/callback series focused on a general audition for WICKED followed by one on one work on WICKED callback material. You'll audition for Stephen then receive callback material to prepare for your second class.

Class is scheduled for February 1st and 4th. Check it out on the classes page.

Prep My Audition

Jason Styres - The amazing, and amazingly bearded, Jason Styres holds an audition workshop. Jason works all over the country and in all sorts of facets, don't miss him!

Class is scheduled for February 22nd.

Merri Sugarman - Merri is back!! I really can't say enough good things about Merri. She is hands down one of the best. End of story. Take her class. Don't miss it. Don't be foolish.

Class is scheduled for March 7th.

Kevin Metzger-Timson - I've known Kevin since he was a student at NYU studying at CAP21. I couldn't think of a better person to make the switch into casting. Intelligent, funny, insightful, dashing, Kevin is one of the young up and comers of the industry.

Class is scheduled for March 8th. Check it out on the classes page.

Free classes

We're bringing back ASK AN AUDITION PIANIST - it was a great success this month and can't wait to bring in even more friends and have another great conversation with you all about what it is we do and how knowing what we do can help your audition.

Class is scheduled for March 13th and it's FREE! Totally free!

Steve Bebout (Associate Director - The Book of Mormon) will be having a free audition workshop in February. Details are being worked out currently. As soon as it is set I'll let the Newsletter subscribers know and get first chance to snag up slots. If you aren't part of the Newsletter you probably won't have a chance to take this class, so sign up for the Newsletter!

Audition Rep Matchmaker will be holding a free class in February as well. Details to come, again, if you aren't signed up for the Newsletter... see above.

One final thing-

Sheri Sanders and I are working on having a special RENT focused class before a set of RENT auditions happening in March. So once you see that audition notice posted come find out when she'll be doing her thing and really lock it in for your RENT audition for Kevin Metzger-Timson, who just happens to be teaching in March. See what I'm doing here? I'm trying to be timely and helpful to you. Use it to your advantage! Take Kevin's class and Sheri's prep class! Non-Equity only.

What are you waiting for?

Visit the classes page and sign up! Be sure to sign up for the Newsletter to learn about the free classes as soon as they are announced.

It's 2018 time to start getting your sh*t together and stop blowing it!

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Classes are open for enrollment!

January Classes are Open for Enrollment!

Save My Audition is humbled by the lineup of classes that are official open for enrollment now. Please visit our classes page to sign up for classes.

Classes being offered.

We have several different varieties of classes being offered, let's talk through them a little:


Prep My Audition is our standard audition workshop/intensive class. January features classes being taught by Ben Cohn and Dominick Amendum, both amazing and always working music directors. We also have classes being taught by Rachel Hoffman, Lindsay Levine, Jason Styres and Merri Sugarman, these folks are some of the best casting directors in the city, casting the shows that have shaped music theatre for the past decade plus. This series of classes will help you break down your audition and improve your confidence and performance in the room. Maybe even help you find some new songs.


The one and only Sheri Sanders has hopped onboard our January offerings with what she does best. Working on your with your Rock Audition. There isn't anyone better in the city to help you find your inner rock star and bring it into the room. The rock audition is becoming more and more a staple of the industry. It's not going anywhere, have Sheri help you find your best rock star!


Stephen Sposito to the rescue! Stephen is teaching a class with all the insight and first-hand knowledge of how to audition for WICKED one could ever imagine. This class is a two-parter. The first day of class will be a general audition for WICKED. You'll work with Stephen on your audition and he'll help you improve and tweak what you present. The second day of class you will present material that Stephen has picked for you as a callback for WICKED. Don't miss this one!


This class is specifically why I started this website. Michael Hicks is a dear friend who has played auditions for a long time and is a remarkably gifted teacher and communicator. He'll help you break down your interaction with the pianist and learn what really happens behind the piano at your audition. He will help you demystify the audition pianist and teach you what really happens behind the piano and how to use it to your advantage. We want to be your best friend and we want you to book the gig. Find out what we do to help you do that and how you can help us help you.


Here we go, kids. This is the class. This class can help you save boat loads of money. This is a class being offered by Amy Marie Stewart of TheoryWorks. As a professional in the world of music theatre there is no excuse not to know how to read music. This is the class that can help you turn from musically illiterate to musically literate. Fun story time: Just the other day I was playing auditions for a big regional theatre in the area being cast by a big NYC casting house. The star of the show (I can't say who because the news hasn't been made public yet) was in the room to help cast his female counterpart. He's a pretty big name and a hell of a musician. He has written a song for the show. He showed up with a new song and worked with the ladies auditioning them on the song. They weren't given advanced warning of a new song being thrown at them. As I watched these remarkably gifted and talented ladies work with nameless star it was amazing to see some of them have a clear advantage over others. The ones that had an understanding of music theory and how to read music had a much better and more successful audition. This is a super rare circumstance and doesn't happen ofter. But getting sides the night before your callback isn't rare and will happen a lot. Learn to plunk out your own melody and save yourself a lot of stress and a lot of money. TheoryWorks is your way to music literacy. Also visit their website and sign up for their online course offerings.


Free class alert! I've recruited Michael Hicks and Sharon Kenny to join me in a room and sit down with anyone that wants to join (space limited) and answer any questions that you may have. The three of us have a lot of experience playing auditions in the city and a lot of knowledge you are going to want to find out about. Plus we have some hilarious stories, both good and bad.

Class dates:

January 4th - Prep My Audition with Dominick Amendum
January 5th and 9th - What's My Audition with Stephen Sposito
January 10th - Play My Audition with Michael Hicks
January 11th - Prep My Audition with Ben Cohn
January 15th - Prep My Audition with Lindsay Levine
January 16th - Learn My Audition with Amy Marie Stewart from TheoryWorks
January 17th - Ask an Audition Pianist with Michael Hicks, Aaron Jodoin and Sharon Kenny
January 22nd - Rock My Audition with Sheri Sanders
January 24th - Prep My Audition with Jason Styres
January 25th - Prep My Audition with Rachel Hoffman
January 29th - Prep My Audition with Lindsay Levine
January 30th - Learn My Audition with Amy Marie Stewart from TheoryWorks
January 31st - Prep My Audition with Merri Sugarman

What are you waiting for?

Visit the classes page and take some classes! This is just the beginning. There are a lot of things in the works going forward. February classes will be announced mid-January, so be sure to sign up for the Newsletter to get advanced access to classes and free offerings.

Holiday's are here!

The city is expensive and affording classes can be tough, ask your parents and loved ones for a Gift Card for Christmas to help you pay for classes through Save My!

Don't forget, every audition counts!

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It's Time for Some Classes!
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I’ll be announcing Save My Audition’s first set of classes on Friday, December 15th. There are some incredible instructors lined up to teach and I couldn’t be more grateful or excited to start this new adventure as part of the website. If you sign up for the Newsletter you’ll be given early access starting tomorrow morning at 9am to sign up for classes.

Instructors include:

  • Dominick Amendum - Music Director

  • Ben Cohn - Music Director

  • Michael Hicks - Audition Pianist

  • Rachel Hoffman - Casting Director

  • Sharon Kenny - Audition Pianist

  • Lindsay Levine - Casting Director

  • Sheri Sanders - Rock Guru

  • Amy Marie Stewart of TheoryWorks

  • Jason Styres - Casting Director

  • Merri Sugarman - Casting Director

Some other instructors are in the works for January and there are even more lined up for February and March moving forward. Each of these instructors and classes being offered are dedicated to making you better in the audition room. I’m purposefully having people who spend a great deal of time in the audition room teach classes. There are plenty of audition classes taught by people who don’t spend a lot of time “in the room”. While these classes are great and have their place, I’m trying to keep the advice and knowledge in the classroom as current as possible, and to do that you have to spend time in the room on a daily or weekly basis. Trends change quickly in this business. Who better to learn from than the people that do it all day every day?

I may be most excited about the classes being taught by Amy Marie Stewart the co-founder of TheoryWorks. TheoryWorks is taking on music literacy. I’ve gone on several Facebook tangents about how important it is to learn how to read music and become a better musician and professional. If you don’t read music proficiently I highly recommend taking one of the 2 classes being offered by Amy in January and also checking out the TheoryWorks website and signing up for their online courses. You won’t regret it, and you’ll save a lot of money and relieve a lot of stress if you learn how to read music. Trust me. A lot of the money I make comes from people that need me to plunk our their melodies. Learn how to do that yourself! Save your money! Not that I mind taking it from you.

Another class I’m super excited about is a class being offered by Michael Hicks, a long time friend and beast of an audition pianist. He is offering a class we’re calling PLAY MY AUDITION. There is a lot that happens with the audition pianist to make your audition happen. Most of the work that happens behind the piano you have no idea happens. But it does. And its main purpose is to make you sound better in the room. Come learn what happens back there. Learn what your music sounds like when it is played EXACTLY how it appears on the page and how you instruct the audition pianist to play it. Then hear it again as if it were a real audition. The difference may be troubling and eye-opening to you. The goal of the class is to get you more comfortable with the pianist and what it is they do behind the piano, as well as fixing your music and instructions so you can be more comfortable and confident in the room.

As part of each month of classes I hope to offer at least 1 free class, open to subscribers of the Newsletter first, then to the general public. January’s free class is called ASK AN AUDITION PIANIST. Myself as well as Michael Hicks and Sharon Kenny, all three of us audition pianists extraordinaire will sit in a room and answer any questions you have, tell some great stories of our experience in the audition room and help you to demystify the audition pianist.

There is a ton of information to learn from each of the instructors offering classes. On top of working with the instructors, I will be in the room for each audition class as the pianist and offer advice and help in making sure that your music looks amazing and is set up for your success. And if you need help making what we suggest happen, I know a website that can totally make that a possibility.

If classes sell out I will be opening up audit slots for students to pay a reduced rate and come observe class and learn by watching. Auditors will of course be able to ask questions and participate in group discussions, but will not get a chance to work one-on-one in front of the group with the instructors. I’m trying to open up classes to as many people as possible, everyone who wants to should have a chance to come learn!

Make sure to ask for a Save My Audition Gift Card for the holidays. Have someone you love pay for your classes!

Back to our regular blog posts next week. I’m very excited about classes and hope to offer a great offering of classes each month to help you in the audition room.

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