Academy & Classes

Student Auditions

Learn more about Pre-Professional Program and scholarship auditions and the Kids Open Call!

Pre-Professional Program Audition

In-Person Audition Requirements

In-person auditions: August 15: 12:00 – 3:00PM  |  September 1: 4:00 – 6:00PM

Please bring:

  • 1 Headshot or recent picture
  • 1 Completed Audition Form
  • Vocal: Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided on the day of auditions.
  • Dance: Students will be taught a dance combination when they come for their audition. Bring appropriate dance attire to allow freedom of movement, as well as ballet or jazz shoes. Jeans and hard-sole shoes are not permitted. No bare midriff’s and hair longer than chin length must be pulled back from face.

Prepare:

  • Selections from two contrasting songs; a ballad (slow) and an up-tempo (fast). Select 16-32 measures (about one minute per song) that best demonstrate your vocal ability. It is acceptable to start in the middle of a song if you so choose. Students may use pre-recorded music (karaoke or instrumental only- no other singers on the track), play the piano – or have someone else play- with you singing, or sing without music.
  • Learn a 1 minute monologue (1-person speech) from an age-appropriate play or film.

Key points to remember for dance:

  • Pay attention to the details and accents of the choreography
  • Consider the style of movement/energy
  • Be sure to dance on count and/or to the lyrics
  • Remember to breathe through the movement

Summer Musical Theatre Training Program Scholarship Audition

Submission Details and Deadlines

Want to audition in-person? Register for the in-person audition on Monday, May 17:

Digital Submission Guidelines

What to Submit:

1 Video Vocal Audition (see below for instructions)

1 Video Dance Audition (see below for instructions)

1 Headshot or recent picture

Completed Scholarship Audition Form

Vocal Audition Video: 

Prepare selections from two contrasting songs, a ballad, an up-tempo:

  • Select 1632 measures (about one minute per song) that best demonstrate your vocal ability. It is acceptable to start in the middle of a song if you so choose.

  • Students may use pre-recorded music, karaoke or instrumental only, play the piano – or have someone else play- with you singing, or sing without music.

  • An accompanist will be provided on the day of in person auditions, please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. Students may choose to sing a capella.

Vocal Recording Tips:

  • Make sure your face is square in the frame of the video.

  • At the start of the video, clearly state your name and your two chosen song titles (see above), then go right into your first song selection.

  • You may follow your first song by taking a moment to breathe and going right into your second selection.

Dance Audition Video:

(Digital submissions only) Learn the choreography from this video.

  • When ready to record, double-check that your entire body can be seen in the video (especially your feet!). You may dance along with the music using this YouTube track.

  • To start, clearly state your name and go straight into performing.

  • Don’t forget! It’s important to remember the steps, but it’s also important to look like you’re having fun too!

  
  

Join a Student Production

Perform with us! Students have the opportunity to perform in productions that are led by a professional artistic team and take place on our stage in Glen Echo in both the winter and summer.