FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
+ WHAT IS SAVE MY AUDITION?
Save My Audition is a site designed to help every performer put their best self in the room when it counts the most. With a focus on your audition musically, this site aims to give you the tools and confidence you need to effectively communicate with the audition pianist what it is you need and help you feel confident with what you present to the people behind the table.
On this site you will find information to help you with:
- Music Preparation - how your audition cut looks to the pianist. You can order clean professionally copied versions of your audition cut that leave nothing to chance.
- Finding and notating and Audition Cut - 16 bars? 32 bars? The dreaded 8 bars? Full song? We can make any audition cut stand out to your pianist.
- Finding or creating sheet music for that song you love but can't locate sheet music for.
- Putting that great audition song in the proper key to make your voice sound its best.
- Rehearsal Tracks so you can practice and prepare where and when you want.
- Books and other resources on auditioning.
- Helping you find the perfect voice teacher, vocal coach, monologue finest and most knowledgeable people.
Save My Audition was started by Aaron Jodoin, an experienced New York City based audition pianist and music director. Through his years of experience in the room and in front of an ensemble, he started this website to help give you a leg up in your audition, whether it be at your local community theatre or for the next big Broadway show. That's why our motto here is "Every Audition Counts!" It doesn't matter what it is for, every audition counts.
+ DOES SAVE MY AUDITION HAVE A REFUND POLICY?
Absolutely! If you are not 100% satisfied with the product you receive you can contact us directly at contact@SaveMyAudition.com and by fully refunded.
+ HOW DO I UPLOAD MY SHEET MUSIC?
When completing your order form you will be given the option of a list of shows that I have scores available for. If the show your song is from is not on that list, or you are doing a Pop/Rock song or stand a long song you will need to upload your sheet music. There are several options for uploading your sheet music.
- If you have a PDF/JPEG or other picture file available on your computer you can simply use the SUBMIT MUSIC MUSIC button at the bottom of the checkout page (or any page at any time) to upload your sheet music. Simply drag and drop it then select "Begin Upload" before hitting submit.
- You can also send your music to use by emailing it to SheetMusic@SaveMyAudition.com
- If you do not have a PDF/JPEG or other picture file available on your computer you can take one with your cell phone and email it directly to SheetMusic@SaveMyAudition.com
- If you do not have access to the sheet music you need please email us at SheetMusic@SaveMyAudition.com and let us know. We may be able to find it for you.
+ HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY PURCHASE?
You will be sent an email roughly 24-48 hours for Audition Cuts, Rehearsal Tracks and Transpositions, or 48-72 hours for Transcriptions after your purchase with a download link for your PDF or mp3 (multiple purchases may be in one or more emails) that is valid for 24 hours through Dropbox.
If you do not receive your purchase please email us at contact@SaveMyAudition.com
+ WHAT IF I LOSE MY MUSIC/TRACK AND NEED A NEW COPY?
Not to worry! Just send us an email at contact@SaveMyAudition.com and we can resend anythign that you've purchased free of charge.
We are also working on setting up customer accounts so you'll have access to anything you've ordered and be able to download them on demand.
+ I FORGOT TO SUBMIT MY SHEET MUSIC FOR MY ORDER, WHAT DO I DO?
No worries! We probably got in touch with you to request it. But if we didn't yet just use the SUBMIT SHEET MUSIC form at the bottom of any page or send it directly to SheetMusic@SaveMyAudition.com
+ IS MY TRANSACTION SECURE?
Yes! Save My Audition.com is both SSL and HSTS secure. We run checkout using Stripe.com which also implements it's own security features.
+ HOW DO I GET IN CONTACT WITH SAVE MY AUDITION.COM?
- Use the LIVE CHAT feature at the bottom of the page to either talk to a live person or leave us a message if we're not available.
- Send us an email at contact@SaveMyAudition.com
- Tweet at us @SaveMyAudition
- Leave a comment on our Facebook page.
+ WHERE DID YOU FIND ALL THESE PICTURES USED ON THE SITE?
Pixabay.com is where most of the pictures on the site came from.
"Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes."
It's a wonderful resource.
CLASS POLICIES & GUIDELINES
All workshops and classes associated with Save My Audition are a learning experience. They are not an audition or employment opportunity. As such, when the workshop or class is over the instructor teaching will not be taking home, nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials.
Upon signing up for a class you will be asked to submit a headshot electronically to Headshots@SaveMyAudition.com. This will be used to prepare a "session" page for the instructor with your name and picture. If during "mock" auditions you hand a headshot and/or resume to the instructor, you will be given it back at the end of class. Instructors are under no circumstances allowed to take your headshot at the end of class.
Enrollment in Save My Audition classes is open to anyone unless otherwise specified in the listing; i.e. Equity Members Only - College Students Only - Non-Equity Members Only.
Please come prepared to work. The better prepared you are for classes the more you can learn and the deeper we can work to improve your audition.
Some classes/series will require an audition to participate, these classes will be clearly marked and audition information will be included in the description should you wish to reserve a spot at the audition. Payment for class will not be required until you are selected for class, and no fee will need to be paid for the right to audition.
Payment for all classes is due at the time of checkout. Classes over $199 will have an option for a Payment Plan on checkout. If you select this option a payment of $99 will be due on checkout and you will be contacted directly about setting up a Payment Plan for the remaining balance. Balance will be due prior to the first class.
+ WHERE WILL CLASSES BE HELD?
All classes will be held at an AEA approved rehearsal studio. You will receive an email prior to class indicating where the class will be held.
+ AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING
You can make an audio recording of your class.
Students are not permitted to make any video recording of class.
+ CANCELLATIONS and SUBSTITUTIONS
Once payment is made, or a payment plan is in place and a 50% deposit is paid, the students spot in class will be secured. Should the student need to cancel their participation in class prior to 7 days before the class is to take place they can receive a full refund of monies already paid (minus fees). If they wish to cancel their participation within 7 days of the class date the student are not entitled to any refund unless a suitable replacement can be found. If a replacement can be found for their slot they are entitled to a full refund (minus fees).
Students are also allowed to find a suitable replacement for class should they not be able to attend. Students are responsible for any financial transaction agreed upon with a replacement.
+ CAN I AUDIT A CLASS?
If a class is sold out some audit slots may be opened up at a reduced rate to allow more students to learn by watching. This will be clearly labeled on the classes page when a class is sold out.
+ CANCELLATION OF CLASS BY SAVE MY AUDITION
Should Save My Audition need to cancel a class for any reason, all students will be given the opportunity to receive credit toward a different class offered, or a full refund (fees included) of the class cost.
+ FREE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
From time to time Save My Audition will offer free classes and workshops. Subscribers to the Save My Audition Newsletter will be given advance notices of these classes and the chance to sign up for them first.