Nicola Vazquez has had an amazing experience busking in the subway. Photo: Bryan Close. I was born on the Lower East Side and grew up in the low-income projects, sharing toys with my baby brother. My father was a mechanic and my mother a nurse. Neither was musically inclined, but both shared their appreciation and love for all types of music with us. Music was always playing in our house. It definitely rubbed off.
Subway Performers in the NYC Subway
Subway performers can make good money and can become famous so it is expected that the Subway performers auditions are very popular. Auditions applications are now available for the MTA Music Program and performers will need to audition in front of members of the public. Musicians are encouraged to apply for the Auditions. Packages will be reviewed and approximately 65 eligible performers will be contacted and invited to perform at the Auditions. All performances must be pre-scheduled. The Auditions are held live, one-day only and are open to public. A panel of professionals, consisting of representatives from the music industry, cultural institutions, MTA station operations, fellow musicians and others will judge each of the five minute performances during the Auditions based on the criteria of quality, variety, and appropriateness for the mass transit environment. Presently, more than individuals and ensembles who are Subway performers participate in the Music Under New York MTA MUSIC program, providing over 7, annual performances at approximately 30 locations throughout the transit system. Musicians often play interesting instruments including the Sengalese kora, Andean pipes, Korean drums, Aboriginal didjeridoo, steel drums, Cajun cello, Flamenco guitar, Gypsy violin, and Chinese dulcimer and pipa while divas sing songs of rhythm and blues, opera, pop, American and Haitian folk and other types, among the many, diverse acts performed days a year. Initiated as a pilot program in , MUSIC became official in January garnering great enthusiasm from the commuting public.
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Do not post website 4. Do you love to sing? Do you dream of sharing your voice with the world? This category will help you find every singing audition and casting call available in the entertainment industry. Rules: 1. This is not a test of your singing ability, but of your range as a performer. Singers will be expected to have sight-reading ability and recent choral experience. Thank you for visiting the Young People's Chorus of New York City website and for your interest in joining the chorus. Availability includes individual rooms Based on the resume and experience, a singer may then be invited to a fifteen-minute initial audition which will include one prepared art song any language , sight-reading tonal and atonal , two short, prepared musical excerpts, and general vocalizations. Get discovered and find amazing musician jobs on StarNow.
They each had five minutes to perform for judges scoring them on quality, variety, and appropriateness for the transit environment, among other criteria. Finalists are invited to audition before judges, and performers are chosen based on their scores from the auditions. Once accepted, MTA MUSIC performers are hosted at approximately 30 high-traffic locations throughout the transit network, including MTA subway stations and commuter rail terminals, with schedules revised every two weeks.