I Performed Solo Infront of An Audience

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    And Loved It.

    The very first time was when I was about eleven.  The school was doing a Christmas-y musical, and because I loved the music, I decided to try out.  To my surprise (and a few other people's lol), I landed the lead.  I spent more recess time practicing than playing...
    TwilightDreamer TwilightDreamer
    26-30, F
    Feb 28, 2008

    Ya

     Violin and piano. I can say, in all honestly, I don't miss those days. I can do just fine playing in front of an audience but it's scary as hell beforehand. It's rewarding though. First, you did it. So many people can't. That's an accomplishment in and of...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 10, 2009

    Less Is More

    Played this week to a handful of mostly disinterested people.  A group of chav lads on mobile phones directly in front of me, giggling at my heartfelt murmurings, occasional head shakings, bad notes.  I'd followed on a 14 year old girl doing Tracy Chapman-esque girly folk cover...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Apr 14, 2011

    Quite A Bit

    and I've gotten better. Here's an example. "D-you were great at the Brew Moon's open mic last night!" "I did?last night?what happened?" "you got up telling jokes and taped drumsticks to your shoes,then played congas and hit an electronic...
    dubkebab dubkebab
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    Me and My Heavy Metal Band

    i am have a really nice drum set it is a triple bass and i can really play it good me and my band are called hang up again its a really hard core band i dont think any Christians would like it. Because the lyrics are really violent and they would probably get sick to there...
    reesethebeast reesethebeast
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 29, 2009

    Several Times.

    when i was attending Christian school i did several solo's in chapel. to a track, you know. it's how things are done there. then i was cast as the lead in the high school production of the Fantasticks. i was so happy and had such a great time. i was never one of the "chosen...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2007

    A Capella

    There is nothing like performing a mid-term vocal for voice class A capella except being told it would be video taped and critiqued as well. 
    Shaylon Shaylon
    26-30, F
    Jul 24, 2008

    More Than Once

       My favorite times was while I was in Barbados.
    Percheron Percheron
    41-45, M
    Jul 17, 2008

    It Was About Time

    After 3 years of thinking I would never get the chance I got to sing a solo in the Broadway Show.  Sometimes before this I would audition, sometimes I would be scared and not even try.  I would always be in the chorus.  My choir teacher was a very fat...
    Sage360 Sage360
    41-45, F
    Jun 26, 2009

    I Played Rizzo In Grease In A School Play.

    i loved it. i miss it. everyone said i was the best in the show. the teachers and even the drama students, who had other friends in the play. i miss singing. maybe i could try and get in drama at college
    Jadea Jadea
    18-21, F
    Nov 27, 2009

    Have Done It a Few Times

    I have recited poetry before an audience I have sang a solo a few times in front of an audience I have played the piano All when younger   More recently I have been giving presentations to classes and groups as part of my study and research.  Even though I do it a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 24, 2008
    HELPTAKENhelpused HELPTAKENhelpused
    26-30, M
    Nov 1, 2015

    Never Look Directly At The Audience

    Until recently, I performed in many pantomimes and dramas. When I started many years back, I was told never look into the audience or make eye contact with anyone in the audience.I found that to be a load of bull.. In one of my first pantomimes, I was on stage alone, about to go...
    RoseViolet RoseViolet
    46-50, F
    Apr 23, 2011

    Makes Me Knees Buckle Thinking About It

    but I've done it quite a few times; singing before ballgames, performing in plays and I love being up there but the thoughts beforehand are nauseating to me...weird
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion
    26-30, F
    Dec 2, 2007

    I Want to Now!

    Two days ago, I went to a recording studio. Not to record anything, but to take some photos for a competition. The engineer was there anyway and he let us record some singing just for the hell of it. I never sing in front of people as a rule. Just don't do it. So my friend...
    musicspirit musicspirit
    16-17, F
    9 Responses Apr 25, 2009

    My Performance

    Well at first when I began with performing I never used to sing. I only played the flute and would play in trios and quartets, but never by myself. Then in my eigth grade year I joined chorus because I really started to like singing and had fun doing it. Well it finally came...
    MattyMadness MattyMadness
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 30, 2007

    A Lotta Times

    I used to sing a lot when i was younger and late last year, I joined a different contest--an extemporaneous speech one, and thank God, I won:).. (i lost the year before that..) Thank God for my bad eyesight---I couldn't see how people were lookin' at me. hahaha:p
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 29, 2009

    When I Was In Piano School,...

    When I was in Piano school, I had to perform La Traviata in front of the parents of my fellow students. I falied to do it right, of course.
    numisiro numisiro
    36-40, M
    Dec 28, 2008

    At a Hockey Game

    I sang the Canadian National Anthem in front of 5600 people with no music. It was exhilirating and exhausting! Hearing my voice echo through the civic arena was totally awesome too. You'd never know that I used to be a shy little girl!
    emptyheart emptyheart
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 29, 2009

    From Shy To Completely At Ease

    When I was young I was bullied by my school mates, neighbors & relatives for more than 10 years. I was very shy. I wasn't taught any social skills whatsoever. I just did my best to endure the onslaught. When I was 13 I took chorus and signed up for PA announcing. In Chorus I was...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique
    46-50
    6 Responses Mar 27, 2011

    Through the Barricades

    The only time it happened, I was in a pub with a group of friends, not in a theatre or whatever. One guy had a guitar and he was playing tunes, the crowd was singing, yelling, clapping hands and the usual stuff. Then he began playing "Through the barricades", the old...
    PurpleQueen PurpleQueen
    36-40, F
    Apr 29, 2009

    No Fear

    I remember all those times when I would be standing backstage with my fellow dancers waiting for our turn on stage, I would hear their nervousness, they were shaking, and some even said that they wanted to throw up from being so nervous. Not me. This is what I do best! The...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 24, 2011

    A Christmas Carol Solo I Messed Up

    Was it in grade five, six or seven? Anyway it was at a Chapters around Christmas and I volunteered for the roll of an acquaintance who didn't show up who was supposed to sing a carol solo. I can't remember the carol but I went up and sang in front of the crowd and did decently...
    Marowit Marowit
    22-25, F
    Jun 27, 2009

    Horrible First Solo

    My first solo was in the seventh grade. My mom, dad, and brother were watching with a video camera to record it. i see the whole school in front of me, people staring with those blinding lasers of eyes...im shaking as my choir sings and the part comes up for me to walk down to...
    RockYouBebeh RockYouBebeh
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2007

    What's Better Than a Room Full of People Lookin At You?

     Not much. Except maybe that fake cheese stuff you put on popcorn. But that's about it. But I like performing solo, I'm usually not scared, unless it's people I know... I find it easier to perform infront of a bunch of people I don't know than people I know. I've...
    BrownEyedMystery BrownEyedMystery
    18-21
    Apr 29, 2009
    AuxArcs33 AuxArcs33
    46-50, F
    Dec 29, 2015

    before and I enjoyed

    that breather
    Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday
    18-21, F
    Jan 8

    Bullying -i Freed Myself By Freeing My Mind,the Bullying Ceased.

    growing up was no crystal stair for me,i was a ward to the state- by way of the foster care system in the state of Maryland,Annapolis. iwas picked on in elementary school,a hell of a lot,but for some reason i forgave them,i really wanted friends. so i started to speak out at a...
    rainydayrainbows rainydayrainbows
    36-40
    1 Response Apr 30, 2012

    A Capella

    There is nothing like performing a mid-term vocal for voice class A capella except being told it would be video taped and critiqued as well. 
    Shaylon Shaylon
    26-30, F
    Jul 24, 2008

    3 Different Instruments

    I performed a few solos in front of an different audiences... singing, piano and violin. Though I like the piano the most as it isn't affected by nervousness as much as the other 2.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2009

    In College

    I was getting over heartache from a break up and needed a distraction. I joined a singing group and we were in a variety singing show. We were called the Pace Singers because I was in a school program called The PACE Program. Our singing coach Patrick had us sing as a group...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 29, 2009

    More is less

    Don't know how many, perhaps 800 once or twice, but to be honest after the first five or six the rest are just a blur.  It's the playing in front of one other person I have trouble with sometimes.  If they're a faceless mass I can phase them out of my mind.
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    1 Response Apr 10, 2011
    projectingexperience projectingexperience
    31-35, F
    Jan 10, 2011

    CMEA Choral Festival

    In high school (this was about 6 years ago) I had to sing a solo in front of a juge and audience.  I actually did very well and received the 2nd to highest rating.  This was the only solo performance I have felt great doing since.  I've kept singing but...
    Marri Marri
    22-25, F
    Jan 7, 2009

    My Performance

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0vKrdS13QM this is the link to me performing. i was playing Miss Hannigan in the middle school Production of Annie. Please watch this and leave comments either on the video or on this and tell me how you think i did or what i can do better. Please...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 15, 2012

    ....

    Because I play the flute there are many times for me to performe infront of people. My private lessons teacher has be do aa solo at lest once a year. That one is in front of a jugde and my family and friends. Most of my performces however where in band or even in choir. (In 8th...
    lynnz10 lynnz10
    16-17
    1 Response Jul 1, 2008

    I'm Still Young With Huge Dreams!

    my very first solo performance was when i was about 5 or 6 years old for my piano concert. i played like 5 notes repetitively.... from then on every year i perform in my piano concert then in 5th grade i got my first real singing solo for chorus. at first i held myself above...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 23, 2012

    Standup

    In the 7th grade my elementry school was having a small talent show, I tried out and was REJECTED.  It was a bad day.  The next month the tryouts for the highschool talent show was starting, I was asked by the judges to come and audition even though I was not in...
    allofus allofus
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2009

    The Stage Is Calling...

    I'm a spoken word artist who often shares my poetry in front of audiences. Once a shy kid, I never would've dreamed of being onstage reading my deepest thoughts to others. I've read on numerous stages after discovering my poetic gift about 10 years ago. It's a challenge every...
    yogababy yogababy
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Apr 23, 2011

    A Seasoned Performer

    Being a music major and all I've performed a lot. I can't even remember how many solos I did honestly. It was scary the first few times but over the years performances have gradually into an exhilarating experience. When I was little I used to sing and I sang in front of...
    moonlitReveries moonlitReveries
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2007

    Love It!

    I have been a nightclub singer for a long time and I am happiest when I am belting out a slow ballad!
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

    Concerto

    A friend and I just played a duet for our school's concerto competition. We did pretty well, and will be performing it with the college orchestra next fall.
    VolensVivarium VolensVivarium
    18-21, F
    Feb 29, 2008

    I Played Several Times Infront Of An Audience.

    I´m a profesional jazz player, I played several times at an audience but I don´t know how many times. It´s amazing, specially in theatre audiences, the sound come back to the player, one don´t can see the faces of the audience, it seems like one has playing for nobody, this...
    FerCarranza FerCarranza
    36-40, M
    Apr 16, 2011
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