Any casting directors here? As a singer, how much knowledge of sheet music do I need?
I'm asking this question to get at the right level as a singer.
By the time that community theaters are opening again I'll be auditioning for musicals again. For an impression, early this year I was cast for the musical "Anything Goes", which was canceled due to Covid. I won't be singing in classical masterpieces. I'm now using my spare time to prepare, and although I never had musical training, I can find my way around MuseScore to prepare what I need. But I wonder if that's enough.
Resuming, how much knowledge of sheet music would be expected of a singer for auditions and to play a role in a musical. Or is it enough to be a good singer?
PS: If there's anybody who gives voice coaching, those reactions are welcome too.