How to Mark Your Music

Below, you see an example of properly-marked sheet music for a professional musical theater audition.  The yellow rectangles represent the use of a highlighter.  Text such as “Start Here”, “To F major” and “End” should be written in large, legible letters on your music.  The brackets also help a pianist’s eye to know where to start and end.  The area of music marked out with an “X” should be covered with a blank sheet of paper (I leave it in the example so you know that there is music there).  Disclaimer: This is not a cut that anyone should use in an audition, as it doesn’t make much musical sense.  It is presented here solely as an example for you to follow when marking your own sheet music.  To learn more about do’s and dont’s of sheet music preparation, please click here.

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