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

Digital Submission Details and Deadlines

Digital audition submission deadline: July 31, 2021

*If you are attending the in-person audition, you do not need to submit a digital audition package.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit:

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.
  • Learn the choreography from these videos for your dance audition:

Submissions may include one or two combination within their skill level.

Digital Submission Tips:

  • How to record your Vocal Audition or Monologue Video: Make sure your face is square in the frame of the video. To start the video, clearly state your name and your two chosen song titles or the name of your monologue (see above). Then go right into your first selection. You may follow your first song by taking a moment to breathe and going right into your second selection.
  • How to record your Dance Audition Video: When ready to record your dance audition, double-check that your entire body can be seen in the video (especially your feet!). 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.
  • 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!

  
  

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