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We are very excited to be auditioning choir member candidates for Universal Studios Japan® in our

We are very excited to be auditioning choir member candidates for Universal Studios Japan® in our casting of THE FROG CHOIR to be performed in The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter during our 2016-2017 contract year.

Please coordinate and rehearse 3 SATB groups and have them perform our version of The Hogwarts March (sheet music attached below). You should be one of the following:

soprano (female), alto (female), tenor/pop singer/vocal percussionist (male), or bass/vocal percussionist (male). You have been chosen not only because you have choir/choral singing experience, but also you are able to look and play young, high school student roles. This is a VERY important point for casting. We are looking for fresh-faced, YOUNG looking performers with great choral voices and stage-worthy charm.

We are very excited to be auditioning choir member candidates for Universal Studios Japan® in our
We are very excited to be auditioning choir member candidates for Universal Studios Japan® in our
We are very excited to be auditioning choir member candidates for Universal Studios Japan® in our
We are very excited to be auditioning choir member candidates for Universal Studios Japan® in our
We are very excited to be auditioning choir member candidates for Universal Studios Japan® in our

(Here are some examples of the type of singers we are looking for.)

It is important to note that although you will be auditioning in groups, each of you is being considered individually.

Once you have been recruited for this audition, please go to the link below to find and fill out an audition registration form each auditioning performer is required to complete. Please note that all performers must be 18 years of age at the time of the audition. When filling out the audition registration form, at the Which Category Describes You Best prompt, All Frog Choir candidates should choose the Office Use Only option, NOT THE SINGER OPTION. This is VERY important!!

Registration Page link here: http://www.usjauditions.com.au/register/

Below listed are some of the components of our fixed attractive compensation, benefits and amenities package that we think you might want to know should your audition go successfully. The contract for the performers is generally a year-long contract, possibly beginning as soon as February of 2017. Please note that due to the high number of performers we employ, performer compensation is not available for individual negotiation.

 

Compensation: USD $2718.00 monthly*(Universal Studios Japan® is required by law to tax the gross income of all performers. Therefore, compensation is listed in net figure amounts.)

There is a bonus structure in place that, when awarded to its fullest could earn a performer up to an additional USD $4000.00* based on a 12-month contract.

All performers receive a daily per diem of JPY 4700* while in Japan.

Each performer will receive a round-trip economy airline ticket from their homeport.

Each performer is automatically enrolled in USJ s medical insurance program while

under contract. Each performer will be provided their own fully furnished apartment in cast housing, which includes among other items a washer, dryer, refrigerator, microwave and television set.

Each performer will receive a train pass to and from Universal Studios Japan and cast housing or a predetermined, suitable transportation allowance. Each performer will receive a bicycle. Each performer will receive a mobile phone (with limited toll allowance).

Each performer will receive a gym membership.

To view previous cast testimonials, we would like to encourage you to visit our audition website at:

Testimonials Link here: http://www.usjauditions.com.au/gallery/

Please find below, specifications with regards to the roles and vocal types we are casting for the Frog Choir as well as the music chart and links to an audio recording of the audition piece and the Vocal Percussionist tutorial.

Your Frog Choir auditions we will be held in one of the following:

Salt Lake City:

Friday, 9:00 AM, August 12, 2016, Pioneer Memorial Theatre Building, U Campus,

84112

London:

Saturday, 10:00 AM September 3, 2016, The Urdang Academy, The Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RPl Brisbane:

Friday, 9:30 AM September 10, 2016, Studio Name MAD, Level 1-2, 43 Adelaide St. CBD, Brisbane QLD 4000

Sydney:

Tuesday, 9:00 AM September 13, 2016, Village On Broadway Performing Arts, Unit 4/85-91 O Riordan Street Alexandria, NSW 2015 Melbourne:

Saturday, 10:00 AM September 17, 2016, Jason Coleman s Ministry of Dance, 64 Sutton St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

All participants are required to bring a current headshot and an unattached resume and be prepared to sing the Universal Studios Japan® audition version of the Hogwarts March . Here is a link to a video of The Frog Choir Experience for your reference.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/canic32dj8j5l5f/Frog%20Choir%20%28Universal%20Studios%2

0Japan%29%5B720P%5D.MP4?dl=0

Again, thank you for your time. We look forward to auditioning your recommended talent later this year.

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan®

Frog Choir Specifications

Frog Choir Casting Breakdown (Followed by audio links to each vocal part)

 

Four singers,

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bjcebott7u8oeu0/Hogwarts%20March%20%28Au

dition%20Version%29%20Full%20Choir.wav?dl=0

Soprano, must sing to A4

https://www.dropbox.com/s/aub7codr3peo4nw/Hogwarts%20March%20%28A

udition%20Version%29%20Soprano.wav?dl=0

Alto, must sing to D5

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ks1b1ac8vov3zlx/Hogwarts%20march%20%28Audi

tion%20version%29%20Alto.wav?dl=0

Tenor/Pop Singer/Vocal Percussionist, must sing to F4

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iy8bberh5sa1ye4/Hogwarts%20March%20%28Aud

ition%20Version%29%20Tenor.wav?dl=0

Bass/Vocal Percussionist, must sing to C4

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ed0535i3fw7jh16/Hogwarts%20March%20%28Au

dition%20Version%29%20Bass.wav?dl=0

 

Link to the sheet music

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y43b0xnr9h6tttj/Hogwarts%20March%202016.pdf

?dl=0

Must be at least 18 years of age on the day of the audition

Must have a valid passport or the ability to attain one in a timely manner

Must be willing to be relocated to Japan for up to 13 months

Must be able to sing with a British accent

Must look young and be able to pass for high school students

Must be willing to work outdoors

Dance ability not required, but a plus

On the day of the audition, choir members will perform The Hogwarts March , which is selection of music from the Frog Choir Experience. Universal Studios Japan® reserves the right to mix and match choir members.

Links to the sheet music and vocal guides can be found above. The choir should be totally familiar with the piece on the audition day. After singing in groups, members will be auditioned individually.

There are features in the score that require the gentlemen choir members to perform vocal percussions. A demonstration of the sounds can be found at the link below.:

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/4crzr14wxus7wly/Vocal%20Percussion%20Demonstration.

mp4?dl=0)

There will also be an opportunity for the female candidates to audition for the CHOIR MASTER role at the audition. Interested candidates should not only be able to meet the requirements listed below, but who could also possibly cover either the soprano or alto role.

Choir Master Frog Choir and Triwizard Tournament Prefect - Female actress to serve as host for The Frog Choir Experiences and the Triwizard Tournament Experiences in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter . Must look and be able to portray high school age and speak English with a British accent. Candidates must have a sense of rhythm. Prior choir conducting experience a plus, but not a requirement. Will be required to learn and perform an English/Japanese script. A script and guide vocal is provided below for candidates so they can attend the auditions with the basic script memorized. All candidates are cross utilized and must be willing to work outdoors.

Candidates Interested in the CHOIR MASTER role will be required to perform the Frog Choir Master monologue found below. The vocal guide for this monologue can be found at this link:

Choir Master Monologue Vocal Guide Link here: Audio

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e429g3gsj18g34v/2016%20Frog%20Choir%20Master%20Mon

ologue.m4a?dl=0

Frog Choir Master Monologue

(The English portions of this excerpt must be performed with a British accent)

Frog Choir Master:

Good morning! We represent the Hogwarts Choir and are here to

share some music with you, because, as Professor Dumbledore says, There is no magic more powerful than music! So without further ado, let us begin by singing one of our favorites, The Hogwarts March , to help us warm up our voices. And choir, remember, to help them sing at their best, support those frogs!

(Choir Master conducts a short piece of music, then ) Subarashi--! Warm up wa, jubun. Kyo wa ato ikkai concert ga arimasu kara, mata kite kudasai! Enjoy the rest of your time in Hogsmeade Village! Kite kurete arigato--!

Translation Good morning! We represent the Hogwarts Choir and are here to share some music with you, because, as Professor Dumbledore says, There is no magic more powerful than music! So without further ado, let us begin by singing one of our favorites, The Hogwarts March , to help us warm up our voices. And choir, remember, to help them sing at their best, support those frogs! (Choir Master conducts a short piece of music, then ) There we are! Subarashi--! We will present one more concert today, so please come back! Enjoy the rest of your time in Hogsmeade Village! Thank you for coming!