What Is it?
An Audition Journal is basically what it says on the tin. Its a Journal(or spreadsheet) where you keep track of all the information formevery audition you go to. You can keep one in its own notebook, your planner, or even in a Google Sheet.
Why do I need it?
There are a few reasons that you need one. First of all, it's great to keep track off different creative team's likes and dislikes. That way when you have an audition, you can look and see if you've been in the room with the creative team before and decide what did and didn't work.
Secondly, it's a great way to track patterns in your audition process. How often do you sing certian songs? What works for you? What doesn't? What outfits do you use over and over? What feedback have you recived if any?
Lastly, it's a great idea to simply have a general log of your auditions. You can look back and see how many auditions you've gone to, how many callbacks you got and how many you booked. It's also a mini scrapbook of your audition hustle to look back on later.
What do I track in it?
Here is my brief list of things you should track in your Audition Journal.
- What date did the audition take place?
- Where was the audition?
- What type of audition was it? EPA or ECC? Open call? Appointment? Self tape?
- The Breakdown
- What was the project called?
- What type of project was it?
- Who's the Director/Choreographer? Their contact information?
- Who's Casting? Their contact information?
- What repertoire did you perform? Song? Monologue? Sides?
- What did you wear to the audition?
- Did you get any feedback? What was it?
Of course this isn't the end-all-be-all list of things you should track. There are many more things to keep track of throughout your auditioning journey. This is just my list. The great thing about audition journals is that they're yours. You can track or not track whatever you want.
Hopefully this was helpful in teaching you how to track auditionsin your Audition Journal. I'd love to see your progress so be sure to tag me on Instagram @emmaimholz.