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:
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” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical
“Maybe” – Annie
“One Pal” – Polka Dots: 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” – Polka Dots: 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” – Polka Dots: The Cool Kids Musical
“I Want to Know” – Big
“Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess
“There Is a Santa Claus” – Elf
Looking for more great music for tweens?
Check out this songbook filled with brand-new musical theatre songs for young(ish) performers!
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Which of these audition songs for tweens are in your book?
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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.