Audition Information

Mark your calendar and start preparing now for a successful audition. Open auditions were held on October 7, 2014.
There is no fee to audition however,

General Information:

  • Auditions are for solo, duet, trio, and quartet vocal talent, and instrumentalists.
  • Performers may audition as an individual or as a group. Each act must fill out a separate registration form.
  • Prepare one song with MAXIMUM time of 90 seconds.
  • Performers must provide their own pre-recorded music or accompaniment – You may audition with guitar or piano but you must provide your own instrument and music.
  • Sound system will be provided including microphones, microphone stands, stage monitor and direct box for instrumental tie-ins.
  • Performers will audition in the order of check-in on the day of the audition.
  • We request that small children and infants NOT auditioning stay at home.

Session Information

  • Registration - 6:30 p.m.
  • Auditions will begin at 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Paul A. Johnston Auditorium on the main campus of Johnston Community College
  • Click here for judging criteria.

Pre-registration Information

  • Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Location information:

The Paul A. Johnston Auditorium (Building D) is located on the main campus of Johnston Community College in Johnston County, North Carolina. We are 1 mile from the intersection of Interstate 95 and US Business 70 at 269 College Road in Smithfield. The Paul A. Johnston Auditorium it is the tallest building on campus behind the pond. You may enter on either side of the lobby.

For more information contact Ken Mitchell (919) 209-2112 or email

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