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Vocalist Audition Instructions

DEADLINE: Audition Deadline October 18, 2019 (Received in-office)

PREREQUISITES: Vocalists must be registered participants of the 2019 

Las Cruces International Mariachi Conference (LCIMC) prior to submitting an audition DVD.

SELECTION PROCESS: Individual vocalists wishing to audition to perform at the Spectacular Concert

must submit a DVD no later than October 18, 2019. Selection for performance at Spectacular Concert 

on November 8, 2019 is by audition only.

An independent panel of judges will review the DVD's and make the selections.

Winners will be announced on the last Mariachi Sunday, October 27, 2019. If you are not present, you

will be notified by phone.

ELISA GASTELLUM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: Robert & Terri Gastellum and their chosen panel

of judges will announce the winner of the Elisa Gastellum Memorial Scholarship at the end of the 

Spectacular Concert. To find out how to qualify for the scholarship, please visit:

http://www.esoelisa.com/scholarships/las-cruces-international-mariachi-conference-scholarship/\

A total of six (6) vocalists will be selected to perform at the Spectacular Concert.

RECORDING GUIDLINES: All solo vocalists must submit an audition on DVD.

Choose a room with the best possible acoustics for your recording

          •    Use high-grade equipment

          •    Check your recording level to be sure playback is loud enough but not distorted.

          •    Record two or three selections that are representative of your intended performance.

          •    Play back your entire DVD on a DVD player to check your recording before mailing it.

          •    Prepare a list of your recorded selection in order and attach it to your DVD

          •    Label your DVD and case with the name of solo vocalist, address,

                and contact phone number.

          •    Send a brief typed biography of the vocalist along with a current photo.

          •    Acceptable video formats: DVD Only

COSTUME GUIDELINES: Costuming is just as important as how you sing! As you plan for your

audition, please note the following guidelines:

OVERALL AUDITION CRITERIA: Prepare a DVD that reflects your best performance skills. Your audition

is evaluated using the following criteria:

          •    Appearance - costume uniformity and creativity

          •    Interpretation of Music and/or choreography - contribution to overall show value through 

                interpretation of music and/or choreography, facial expression, fluidity of movement, dynamics

                and phrasing

          •    Showmanship - ability to display a sense of flair, style and energy

          •    Stage Presence - posture and focus on performance

          •    Technical Execution - level of technical achievement in music and overall stage movement

                including accuracy of notes and rhythms, precision of movement, intonation, dynamics and 

                phrasing

          •    Show Content - effectiveness of program choice, including creativity and variety

          •    Technical and interpretive ability of featured soloist

          •    Show value - overall effectiveness of the performance as a show element

          •    Sing musically with special attention to enunciation, intonation, balance and phrasing. Maintain

                good posture, energy and stage presence.

INSTRUCTION FOR SUBMITTING YOUR DVD AUDITION: Send your audition DVD to 

MAIL using the U.S. Postal Service to the following address:

LCIMC

PO BOX 938

Las Cruces, NM 88004

or

FED-EX to our physical address:

LCIMC

1832 W. Amador Ave.

Las Cruces, NM 88005

DEADLINE: Audition Deadline October 18, 2019 (Received in-Office)

QUESTIONS: Call the LCIMC office at 575-680-3123 or Orlando Antonio-Jiménez at 575-649-8644

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1832 W. Amador Ave

 Las Cruces, NM 88005

office@lascrucesmariachi.org

575-680-3123