Audition Training

  • Are you well prepared for your next audition?

  • Does your choice of repertoire represent you well?

  • Do you feel confident?

This workshop with piano accompaniment is aimed at singers preparing auditions, competitions and concerts who want to be at the top of their game

Rachel Bersier’s experience on the operatic and concert stage, combined with her experience as a teacher, will help you test and improve your audition technique – and provide the tools for a successful performance

The workshop will also address how to choose repertoire for the needs of the audition; how to dress correctly for the situation; how to deal with audition stress and how to best communicate with a pianist with whom you’ve never worked.

The training consist of three 30min sessions over a three days period in which your repertoire is presented, assessed for technical issues like diction, performance and interpretation and you’ll be offered personalised solutions

With a workshop lasting three days, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to ask questions, implement the advice obtained and present your repertoire again. All participants are encouraged to listen to other participants and learn from each other

 Non seulement Rachel m’a grandement aidée à améliorer ma technique, mais elle m’a aussi montré comment la mettre au service de mon répertoire. Ses conseils précieux me servent autant pour chanter Bach que Handel, Bellini et Verdi. Je me sens plus sûre de moi et je sens que je maîtrise assez ma voix pour pouvoir exprimer ce que je veux musicalement. J’arrive toujours au cours avec des questions, et elle sait toujours y répondre et y proposer des solutions.

Marie Lys, Soprano. Winner of the Grand Prix Vincenzo Bellini 2017


 “Participating in Rachel Bersier’s Audition Masterclass was a great opportunity to help me prepare for the many different facets of becoming a professional singer. She gave me valuable advice on how to carefully choose my repertoire and her coaching on my presentation, built-up my confidence. Her easy going manner also helped the participants feel at ease, which created a productive group dynamic and enabled us all to work smoothly together whether as an active pupil or an auditor. Seeing the benefits of this intensive three-days workshop, I can only recommend you work with Rachel.”

Jennifer Pellagaud, Soprano Winner of the Academy Prize of the Internationale Sächsische Sängerakademie


 “Audition Training mit Rachel Bersier ist ein spannender Workshop, in dem man von Kleidung über das richtige Auftreten bis hin zu Repertoirempfehlungen all das bekommt, was nötig ist um bei Vorsingen zu bestehen.

Um sich für Rolle ideal zu präsentieren werden alle Aspekte des Vorsingens diskutiert und praktisch geübt. Anhand mitgebrachtem Repertoire werden Vorsingsituationen simuliert und erlernt, wie man mit diesen am besten zurechtkommt…. Wer einen ersten Einstieg in das Vorsinggeschäft finden möchte, für den ist dieses Training definitiv empfehlenswert!”

Verena Seid, Soprano, Engagements nach dem Audition Workshop: Deutsches Requiem, Große Kammerorchester Karlsruhe, Katedral von Chartres 03/2018 und BWV 84 Bachfest in Tübingen 09/2018