Preparation: Applicants for the 2019 Class of Cabaret program should prepare one song (maximum 3 minutes) to be performed off by heart for the panel at the live auditions.

Ideally the selected repertoire should have good story telling content and/or have personal relevance to you, that either:

  • Reflects an aspect of yourself
  • You can relate to for a particular reason
  • Reminds you of a life story or experience
  • Inspires you
  • Or another reason that relates to yourself or someone/something you know

Applicants should be able to talk about why they have chosen this particular song for the audition (this may be the same song submitted with your application).

Date: Tuesday 16 and Thursday 18 October 2018 (please arrive 15 minutes before your assigned time to check in). Exact audition times slots will be sent to applicants on Thursday 11 October.

Location: To be advised

Accompanist: We will provide a professional pianist to accompany any applicant on the day. However music teachers, parents or fellow students are more than welcome to accompany you if preferred. You may also accompany yourself on either piano or guitar if you wish.

Please Bring: Your own accompanist if preferred, or one copy of easy to read sheet music in the correct key for our accompanist. This music must be either taped or placed in a music folder. No backing tracks will be accepted for the live audition.  

To help guide you with your song selection, you can watch some participant performances here.

Advice on how to prepare for your audition from our Class of Cabaret mentors Michael Griffiths and Amelia Ryan: 


What to expect from the Class of Cabaret 2018 Program: 


Some of our previous Class of Cabaret performers: