During the first part of my audition, we were asked to do monologues that were songs. I’m not a singer by any means, and so when we were given direction for our monologues and I was told to do mine “really badly,” I had no problem with that. It made the rest of the process so much easier!
John Kroft, First-Year Actor
I auditioned in Miami, and the first teacher I saw asked “are you ready for this?” and winked at me. I remember missing a move during my audition and that same teacher shaking his head. I knew I was going to be O.K., but I remember not being able to breathe and being on the verge of fainting.
Alexander Anderson, Third-Year Dancer
My accompanist knocked my clarinet over right before my audition. The faculty freaked out and grabbed it to make sure everything was O.K.
Anna Brumbagh, Second-Year Clarinetist
I remember that I felt very calm.
Alex Onieal, Second-Year Bassoonist
I came in and had different monologues prepared and the assistant director gave us a speech about how the monologues are about who we are as artists. That made something click in me and so I did a monologue I’d never done before in front of anyone and it worked.
Patrick Graves, First-Year Actor
I forgot my music for my audition so I had to play everything by memory.
Ziv Stein, Third-Year Percussionist
I remember the generosity from everyone. It was such a welcoming experience. I felt safe to take risks and to be myself. It was hands-down one of the reasons why I chose to come here. I had a lot of options to choose from, but Juilliard left the most powerful impression. I felt like an individual.
Lee Edward Colston II, First-Year Actor