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Songs for Altos

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There is nothing more stressful than preparing for an audition for musical theater. Knowing your voice type and capabilities is the first step to planning your success. For alto singers, choose from this great list of musical theatre songs for altos to help you properly accentuate your talent.

‘Til There Was You – The Music Man
A Little Brains, A Little Talent – Damn Yankees
A Quiet Thing – Flora, the Red Menace
Adelaide’s Lament – Guys and Dolls
Amayzing Mayzie – Seussical the Musical
And All That Jazz – Chicago
Astonishing – Little Women
Be A Lion – The Wiz
Big Spender – Sweet Charity
Boy Wanted – My One And Only
Change – A New Brain
Corner of the Sky – Pippin
Don’t Rain on My Parade – Funny Girl
Even Though – I Love You Because
Get Happy – Summer Stock
Gimme, Gimme – Thoroughly Modern Millie
How Lovely to Be A Woman – Bye Bye Birdie
I Enjoy Being a Girl – Flower Drum Song
I Hate Men – Kiss Me Kate
I Know the Truth – Aida
It Might As Well Be Spring – State Fair
Johnny One Note – Babes in Arms
Memory – Cats
Now That I’ve Seen Her – Miss Saigon
On My Own – Les Miserables
Part Of Your World – The Little Mermaid
Popular – Wicked
Roxie – Chicago
Seasons of Love – Rent
Show Me – My Fair Lady
Shy – Once Upon a Mattress
Someone Like You – Jekyll and Hyde
Somewhere That’s Green – Little Shop of Horrors
Suddenly Seymour – Little Shop of Horrors
Take Me or Leave Me – Rent
The Boy Friend – The Boy Friend
The Impossible Dream – Man of La Mancha
The Littlest – Sam Salmond
The Sailor of My Dreams – Dames at Sea
Tomorrow – Annie
Wash That Man – South Pacific
What I Did for Love – A Chorus Line
You Can Always – City of Angels

Finding the perfect song for your audition is made easier with this helpful video. Here are some great tips to consider when choosing your musical theatre audition song.

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Altos are part of the highest range and above a tenor. These range of notes are perfect for a wide variety of song types and musical performances. Here is a look at some of the best musical songs for altos that will get you encouraged.

Aquarius – Hair
Astonishing – Little Women
Be A Lion – The Wiz
Boy Wanted – My One And Only
Caution to the Wind – Striking 12
Change – A New Brain
Doll on a Music Box – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Don’t Rain on My Parade – Funny Girl
Even Though – I Love You Because
For Good – Wicked
Get Happy – Summer Stock
I Know the Truth – Aida
If I Were A Bell – Guys and Dolls
Johnny One Note – Babes in Arms
Maybe This Time – Cabaret
Own My Own – Les Miserables’
Roxie – Chicago
Some Things Are Meant to Be – Little Women
Take Me or Leave Me – Rent
The Boy Friend – The Boy Friend
The Story Goes On – Baby

Here is a look at some alto range singing warm ups that will get your voice sharper and remain solid for your performance.

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Alto means ‘high’ in Italian. It refers to the second highest part of the vocal range for male and is the lowest standard female voice type. Here is a look at some great songs for female altos that are perfect to perform covers for and audition with.

A Brand New Dress – Coco
And All That Jazz – Chicago
Arms of the Angels – Sarah McLaghlin
Backwoods Barbie – 9 to 5
Be My Host – No Strings
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Because of You – Kelly Clarkson
Breathe – In The Heights
Bubbly – Colbie Calliat
Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
Fools Like Me – Lisa Loeb
From This Moment On – Shania Twain
Good Morning Baltimore – Hairspray
Honey Bun – South Pacific
I Enjoy Being A Girl – Flower Drum Song
I Got Lost In His Arms – Annie Get Your Gun
I’m Not That Girl – Wicked
Love – Love Me Tonight
Love Can Build a Bridge – The Judds
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Napoleon – Jamaica
No Good Deed – Wicked
No Matter What – Whistle Down the Wind
Roll In The Hay – Young Frankenstein
Rumor Has It – Adele
Shine – Billy Elliot
Stay Here Forever – Jewel
Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland
Stuttering – Fefe Dobson
The Calling – Altar Boys
This Kiss – Faith Hill
Tonight – Sugarland
Two Sparrows In A Hurricane – Tanya Tucker
Voice Within – Christina Aguilera
We’re So Good Together – Reba McEntire
When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss
With One Look – Sunset Boulevard

Here is a great video lesson on warming up your voice for an alto range female. These exercises are perfect for low female voice types.

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Altos singers can create some beautiful renditions of whatever songs they choose to perform. For pop enthusiasts, there are many top hits to choose from. Here is a look at some good pop songs for altos that will get your blood moving.

And All That Jazz – Chicago
Back To Base – Closer Than Ever
Be My Host – No Strings
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Because of You – Kelly Clarkson
Bless The Lord – Can Do
Boys Like Girls – Thunder
Fools Like Me – Lisa Loeb
From This Moment On – Shania Twain
Good Morning Baltimore – Hairspray
I’m Not That Girl – Wicked
Lady’s Maid – Titanic
Love – Love Me Tonight
Love Song – Sara Barilles
Melting Moggy – Honk
Napoleon – Jamaica
Reflection- Mulan
Shine – Billy Elliot
The Calling – Altar Boys
This Kiss – Faith Hill
Tonight – Sugarland
Valentine – Martina McBride & Jim Brickman
Voice Within – Christina Aguilera
We’re So Good Together – Reba McEntire
Without You – Dixie Chicks

Here is one version of a pop alto version performed on sax

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For altos, there are many songs to choose from that you can use to rock it at your local karaoke bar on Friday nights. Here is a short list of some of the best karaoke songs for altos that will get you some free drinks and a toast from the crowd.

ABBA – Dancing Queen
Alanis Morissette – Hand in My Pocket
Billy Joel – Piano Man
Bon Jovi – It’s My Life
Elvis Presley – Heartbreak Hotel
Faith Hill – This Kiss
Indigo Girls – Galileo
Janis Joplin – Piece of My Heart
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation
Kansas – Carry On, Wayward Son
Kelly Clarkson – Because of You
Lisa Loeb – Fools Like Me
Mary Chapin Carpenter – Grow Old With Me
Melissa Etheridge – Angels Would Fall
Pat Benatar – Heartbreaker
Patsy Cline – She’s Got You
Queen – Somebody to Love
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
Shania Twain – From This Moment On
Shania Twain – Love Gets Me Everytime
Styx – Come Sail Away
Sublime – What I Got
The Judds – Love Can Build a Bridge
The Monkees – I’m A Believer
The Supremes – Baby Love
Trisha Yearwood – You’re Where I Belong
Van Halen – Jump
Village People – YMCA

You do not have to have voice talent in order to sing karaoke. Here is a great video on how to choose the perfect song.

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Many of Disney’s movies are not just remembered for the great stories and animation, but the music. With good scores and voice talents brought from everywhere, altos have a place among Disney as well. Here is a look at some great Disney songs for altos that will bring these animated stories alive.

A Change In Me – Beauty and the Best
Be Our Guest – Beauty & The Beast
Bibbide Boppety Boo – Cinderella
Colors of the Wind – Pocahontas
Dancing to the Wedding Drum – Pocahontas
For the First Time In Forever – Frozen
Go the Distance – Hercules
Hakuna Matata – The Lion King
He’s a Tramp – Lady & the Tramp
I Just Can’t Wait To Be King – The Lion King
I Wonder – Sleeping Beauty
I’m Still Here – Treasure Planet
Just Around The River Bend – Pocahontas
Keep Em Guessing – Mulan
Kiss The Girl – The Little Mermaid
Le Jazz Hot – The Aristocats
Man Out of You – Mulan
Never Again – King David
One Dance – The Little Mermaid
Part of Your World – The Little Mermaid
Proud of Your Boy – Aladdin
Reflection – Mulan
Strangers Like Me – Tarzan
The Glow – Tangled
To Be King – The Lion King
When I See An Elephant Fly – Dumbo
When You Wish Upon A Star – Pinocchio
Won’t Say I’m In Love – Hercules
Written in Stone – Mulan
You Can Fly – Peter Pan

Here is a great video on singing alto range in this amazing video lesson.

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Alto singers typically consist of low level female voices. With the likes of Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, alto singers have hit many top genres of music in present day. For Christian alto singers, finding the right song that highlights their voice capabilities can be difficult. Here are some good Christian songs for alto singers you can use for practice.

A Cradle Prayer – Rebecca St. James
A Prayer For Every Year – Plus One
All is Well – Michael W. Smith
Be It Unto Me – Craig & Dean Phillips
Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song) – Amy Grant
Celebrate the Child – Michael Card
Child of Peace – Sandi Patty
Gloria – Michael W. Smith
Good News – Kathy Mattea
I Celebrate the Day – Relient K
It’s the Thought – Twila Paris
Jesus is Born – Steve Green
Joy (To the World) – Avalon
Little Town – Amy Grant, Point of Grace
No Eye Had Seen – Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant
Not That Far From Bethlehem – Point of Grace
One King – Point of Grace
One Small Child – David Meece
Precious Promise – Steven Curtis Chapman
Rose of Bethlehem – Steve Green
Sing Mary Sing – Jennifer Knapp
Still Her Little Child – Ray Boltz
Tennessee Christmas – Point of Grace
The Christmas Hope – NewSong
The Last Christmas Without You – Sixpence None the Richer
The Night That Christ Was Born – Kirk Franklin
To the Mystery – Michael Card
Winter Snow – Chris Tomlin

Here are some great tips for alto singers that will help to exercise your voice the right way.

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Planning for your audition can be easy when you have the right song. For Altos song options can range from Mama Mia! to Cats and Hairspray. With many fun styles and performance types to choose from, here are some of the most perfect Broadway audition songs for altos to try today!

A Change in Me – Beauty and the Beast
Adelaide’s Lament – Guys and Dolls
Anthem – Chess
Big Spender – Sweet Charity
Corner of the Sky – Pippin
Dites Moi – South Pacific
Good Morning Baltimore – Hairspray
Goodbye My Love – Ragtime
How Lovely to Be A Woman – Bye Bye Birdie
I Dreamed A Dream – Les Miserables
I Enjoy Being a Girl – Flower Drum Song
I Got The Sun In The Morning – Annie Get Your Gun
It Might As Well Be Spring – State Fair
It’s Amazing The Things That FLoat – Peter Mills
Memory – Cats
Money Money Money – Mamma Mia!
Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile – Annie
On My Own – Les Miserables
Out Here On My Own – Fame
Part Of Your World – The Little Mermaid
Popular – Wicked
Razzle Dazzle – Chicago
Seasons of Love – Rent
Shy – Once Upon a Mattress
Something Wonderful – The King And I
The Girl I Mean To Be – Secret Garden
The Glamorous Life – A Little Night Music
The Littlest – Sam Salmond
The Music of the Night – The Phantom of the Opera
The Trolley Song – Meet Me in St. Louis
Wash That Man – South Pacific

Here is a look at one Open Call Audition for ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.’ With many stars to be in the room, see what your competition can look like when you go to your next audition.

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For alto singers, you want to use your audition as a way to really capture your voice talent and skill. Here is a listing to some of the best audition songs for alto girls you can look at incorporating with your performance.

A Mix Tape – Avenue Q
All That Jazz – Chicago
Another Day – Rent
As Long As He Needs Me – Oliver
Before It’s Over – Dogfight
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man – Show Boat
Defying Gravity – Wicked
Don’t Wanna Be Here – Ordinary Days
Evdery Story’s a Love Story – Aida
Fly Me to the Future – The Vanities
Gimme Gimme – Thoroughly Modern Millie
Gimmie Love – Kiss of the Spider Woman
Glitter and Be Gay – Candide
Good Morning Baltimore – Hairspray
I Dreamed A Dream – Les Miserables
I Enjoy Being A Girl – Flower Drum Song
I Got The Sun In The Morning – Annie Get Your Gun
I Hate Men – Kiss Me Kate
I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair – South Pacific
It Might As Well Be Spring – State Fair
Just Around the Corner – The Addams Family
Mister Right – Love Life
My Funny Valentine – Babes in Arms
My Mother’s Weddin’ Day – Brigadoon
No Good Deed – Wicked
No Other Love – Me and Juliet
Not A Day Goes By – Merrily We Roll Along
Nothing – A Chorus Line
One Night Only – Dream Girls
Out Here On My Own – Fame
Out Tonight – RENT
Reflection – Mulan
Roll in the Hay – The Young Frankenstein
Something Wonderful – The King And I
Stormy Weather – Wizard of Oz
Thank God I’m Old – Barnum
The Gentleman is a Dope – Allegro
The Ladies Who Lunch – Company
The Man I love – Strike Up the Band
The Secret of Happiness – Oh, Daddy Long Legs
There’s a Fine, Fine Line – Avenue Q
Whatever Lola Wants – Damn Yankees
Words, Words, Words – Witches of Eastwick
Worst Pies In London – Sweeney Todd

When you audition for your next part, you want to make sure to avoid repeating one of these most overused songs at your performance.