Musical Song Lists

The Best Audition Songs for Tweens – by Vocal Type

Are you getting ready for an important audition? Well, first you should check out our giant database of audition songs for specific musicals. But if your show hasn’t yet been covered by us, you can go through our top audition songs for tweens below! The following songs are all suitable for pre-teens aged 9-12, and they’re sorted by the specific age that they would be best for.

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First Step: Read your audition details

Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something uptempo, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call. Also, as you’re picking out a song, these links may be helpful:

Backing Tracks for the Songs Below

“Audition Songs for Tweens” Spotify Playlist

Quick Tip: For easy access to each song’s sheet music, backing tracks, music, time period, and vocal type info, just follow any of the links below!

Songs for 9-Year-Olds

Cool Kid” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Maybe” – Annie

One Pal” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Time to Play” – School of Rock

Songs for 10-Year-Olds

Counting Down to Christmas” – A Christmas Story

Picture Show” – Bonnie & Clyde

Ring of Keys” – Fun Home

Sticks & Stones” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Songs for 11-Year-Olds

Electricity” – Billy Elliot

Everlasting” – Tuck Everlasting

Good Girl Winnie Foster” – Tuck Everlasting

What If” – The Addams Family

Songs for 12-Year-Olds

Beautiful” – Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

I Want to Know” – Big

Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess

There Is a Santa Claus” – Elf

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Which of these audition songs for tweens are in your book?

And what role are you auditioning for next? We would love to hear all about it in the comments!

Stacy Karyn, Author of Audition Songs for Tweens.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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