The Enraged Accompanist’s Guide to the Perfect Audition

The Enraged Accompanist's Guide to the Perfect Audition - by Andrew Gerle

  • “Read this book. You’ll be a better and happier performer, you’ll understand what is going on, and you’ll get more jobs. What more could you ask for?”

    – Richard Maltby, Jr., Tony Award-winning American theatre director and
    producer, lyricist, and screenwriter

  • “Mr. Gerle writes with a sympathetic tone and an acid wit. His understanding of what directors and music directors look for in auditions is spot on… I recommend this book to anyone auditioning today.”

    – Ted Sperling, Tony Award-winning musical director, director and orchestrator

Award-winning New York theatre composer and pianist Andrew Gerle pulls no punches in his book, The Enraged Accompanist’s Guide to the Perfect Audition, an irreverent, fly-on-the-wall guide to everything you’ve never been taught about auditioning for musical theatre. From the unique perspective of the pianist’s bench, he demystifies the audition process, from how to put together your book and speak to an accompanist to the healthiest and savviest ways to approach the audition marketplace and your career. By better understanding the dynamics of professional auditions, you will learn to present yourself in the strongest, most castable way while remaining true to your own special voice – the one that, in the end, will get you the job.

 

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Watch Andrew Gerle on NBC 4 New York promoting The Engraged Accompanist’s Guide to the Perfect Audition.

“Difficult piano parts”

Watch Andrew Gerle in an audition work session sharing ideas and techniques featured in his book, The Engraged Accompanist’s Guide to the Perfect Audition.

Watch Andrew Gerle in an audition work session sharing ideas and techniques featured in his book, The Engraged Accompanist’s Guide to the Perfect Audition.

“Song titles that have lost thier meaning”

Watch Andrew Gerle in an audition work session sharing ideas and techniques featured in his book, The Engraged Accompanist’s Guide to the Perfect Audition.

“How to start a song”

Watch Andrew Gerle in an audition work session sharing ideas and techniques featured in his book, The Engraged Accompanist’s Guide to the Perfect Audition.