Here are just samples of some of the questions that could be asked during the Dreyfoos Interview. Please note that these are just some possible questions. The judges can ask you anything they want, so it’s best to simply be prepared for educated answers. All these questions should be answered in complete sentences. No one-word answers. There are really no wrong answers. Just be proud of your answers whatever it is. This is the time you have to “sell” yourself!! Tell them as much information as possible about you during any given question. I’ve tried to provide sample answers below to give you an idea of what I mean by telling me as much information about yourself as possible.
All these questions should be answered in complete sentences. No one word answers. There are no wrong answers. Just be proud of your answer… whatever it is. PLEASE NOTE: These are just some suggestions, the interviewer can ask you anything!
Why do you want to come to Dreyfoos? (Sample answer: Well, I began singing at a very young age in my church choir and really loved it, then I started taking piano lessons at the age of 5 and joined my elementary chorus as soon as they would allow me to join. I knew singing was going to be a part of my life forever, which is why I joined my middle school chorus as well and I’ve had to opportunity to perform all over the country with my chorus. I participated in All-State choir both in 7th and 8th grade. I would love to come to Dreyfoos and be surrounded by like minded people that share my love of music. I know that Dreyfoos is a school that will help me reach my goal to pursue a career in music.)
Why do you think you are a good candidate for this school? (answer should be very similar to the above with added explanation on some of your skills…sight reading for example)
Why do you want to be in the vocal department? (as opposed to other majors)
What involvement do you have with music?
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
What do you think you could contribute to the vocal department?
What do you think is something you can improve on as a singer?
What is one of your greatest quality?
Name 3 words that best describe you.
What are your practice skills?
What kind of music activities are you involved in?
Who is your biggest role model?
Who is your favorite singer? I have many favorite singers. I have my favorite pop singer who is Jennifer Lopez because I really love her songs and her songs make me happy, but as far as a classical singer which is what I believe you are asking me about, I would have to say I am a huge fan of Julie Andrews. I grew up watching all her movies and singing a long to Mary Poppins and the Sound of Music)
What kind of music do you like to listen to?
Who is your favorite author?
What book are you currently reading?
What are your favorite hobbies?
What is your favorite subject in school?
What kind of extra curricular activities and clubs are you involved in?
What is something about yourself that most people don’t know?
Have you ever written your own music?
Are you available to perform on weekends?
Who or what has encouraged you to be here today?
What/who inspired you to be a musician?
Will late night performances be a problem?
Have you ever attended a concert at Dreyfoos?
What was the last concert you attended?
Do you play any instruments?