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  • How to Prepare for Auditions/Demonstrations
                                                    


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Para español: Haga clic aquí

    Visual Arts Demonstrations are made up of two parts:

    Evaluation of two on-site drawings

    Portfolio review


    Click here for Parent Informative on the Visual Arts Demonstrations guidelines

     

     
     
    Portfolio
     
    Portfolio case can be student-made or store-bought and should include:
    No more than 6-10 of artwork clearly marked with student’s name on each piece
    Artwork that is fairly recent (within 3 years)
    A variety of age-appropriate artwork (e.g. watercolor, portrait, pencil drawings, landscape, still life, three-dimensional work, collage, mixed media, photography, etc.)
     
     
    Portfolio should not include:
    Copyrighted characters/images
    Painting by numbers
         Class assignments where all artwork looks the same

     

    Performing Arts Auditions: (students may participate in one area only on the day of the audition)

     
    Click here for Parent Informative on the Performing Arts Auditions guidelines
     



    Drama

    Students should come prepared to perform a memorized 1 to 2-minute monologue (no profanity)

    Students may be asked to perform an improvisational piece

    No costumes; comfortable clothing is recommended

     


    Dance

    Students should prepare a one-minute, age-appropriate dance to music prior to the audition. Candidates should bring a device (charged or with fresh batteries) with music cued to the starting point. Dance style and musical choices are open and must be age-appropriate (e.g., ballet, tap, hip hop, etc.).

    Students should come dressed in appropriate dance clothing: black tights/leotards or black sweats/white T-shirts (no costumes, big shirts, jeans or oversized sweats (long hair should be tied back or pinned up neatly)

    Students may perform in dance shoes or bare-footed

     


    Voice

    Students should come prepared to sing a few verses from an age-appropriate song suited for their voice range

    Students may bring their own music device (charged or with fresh batteries) with music cued to the starting point, sheet music and/or own accompanist

    Singing a capella is not recommended