Need music for an audition?

Can’t find the music anywhere?

Music for auditions

Do you really need custom transcription?

Need a transcription/arrangement or adaptation?

We can certainly do this for you – but we are ethically bound to ask you:

Does it have to be that song in particular?

There’s plenty of commercially available sheet music that would be way more cost-effective, yet still enable you to put your best foot forward in an audition. Hopefully you’ve already tried to find it on a site like Online Sheet Music.com

If the production you’re auditioning for is requiring a particular song, then they (or your agent) should be obligated to provide the sheet music.

In the meantime, for an audition, which is something you may or may not get, commissioning a transcription solely for an occasion like this is probably not worth it – unless you feel this exact song is essential to the success of this particular audition, or you identify with it so closely that you want to use it on every other audition as well.

Is it the right song for the role?

Even then, you might want to be thinking about what they’re casting before you go in, and whether a song from commercially available repertoire best represents your skills for the role you’re auditioning for. You should appear as if you’re ready to walk into the part, and able to learn a lot of songs fast to master the show without bogging down rehearsals.

Having read this, if you still need us to do this for you, we can – but it will usually cost in the neighborhood of a couple hundred bucks for us to transcribe and adapt it. We can quote it exactly if you do want to proceed. Use the site form to get in touch!

About Jon Burr

Staff Arranger Jon Burr is also the site administrator for arrangerforhire.com.

Active as a bassist, composer, and arranger since the beginning of his career, Jon's work has appeared on recordings by Chet Baker, Sir Roland Hanna, Mark O'Connor, Barry Miles, Arlyn Valencia, and many others. As a bassist he's performed or recorded with Tony Bennett, Stan Getz, Horace Silver, Stephane Grappelli, Mark O'Connor, Rita Moreno, Barbara Cook, Eartha Kitt, and many others.

Jon writes in a variety of styles, ensembles large and small, with experience in many instrumental configurations. You can hear his work on his websites jonburr.com and Jon Burr Quintet, and is receiving rave reviews from Arranger for Hire customers. His arranging reel is available on request (email us on using the site form). He also writes about cooking at The Improvising Chef.