how to

audition

dance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record a solo dance of your choice that is 1-3 minutes in length.  This dance may be any style or technique you feel most comfortable performing. These include ballet, modern/contemporary, jazz, hip hop, or tap.  It may be self-choreographed or choreographed by another individual.  Please video in a full body angle where we can see you in the space. You may record indoors, outdoors, or at your local studio. Please wear dance clothing, not a costume.  For example, leotard and tights, a unitard, leggings or appropriate dance shorts and a form fitting shirt. Hair should be secured away from your face. Please make sure you have ample light so that we can see you clearly.

Once you have made your recordings, then click here to APPLY ONLINE Please submit only ONE application. 

VIRGINIA BEACH STUDENTS: PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO APPLY

 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN December 6, 2022.

(Sample Pre-Screen Submission)

 
 

Instrumental music

(Sample Pre-Screen Submission)

From a Student's Perspective

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The video submission should be no longer than 8 minutes in total.

 

  1. Record two (2) scales of your choice on your instrument.

  2. Record two (2) pieces, tunes or excerpts of music of your choice on your instrument.

 

Once you have made your recordings, then click here to APPLY ONLINE Please submit only ONE application. 

VIRGINIA BEACH STUDENTS: PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 6, 2022.

 

Musical theatre

(Sample Pre-Screen Submission)

Students should record:                                                       

1. one (1) musical theatre (Broadway) song, memorized, no longer than two minutes. Applicants should sing with piano accompaniment or karaoke CD with no vocals. (Background vocals are fine, but no lead singer). Applicants may sing a cappella, (without accompaniment) but accompaniment is preferred.     

                                                         

2. If you consider yourself more of a dancer than a singer, then, in addition to submitting a song, you may submit a short dance combination in a style of your choice, no longer than 2 minutes. Please include a double or triple pirouette (turns on one leg). If you tap, please show a little of what you can do.                                    ​

 

 3. Please prepare a monologue from a musical or play no longer than 90 seconds.

 

Please do not sing “Popular” from Wicked or anything from Les Misérables.

 

Check out these websites for some information on how to find a Broadway song:

https://www.broadwayworkshop.com/finding-the-perfect-audition-song/

 

https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/pick-song-material-musical-theater-auditions-4203/

Once you have made your recordings, then click here to APPLY ONLINE. Please submit only ONE application. 

VIRGINIA BEACH STUDENTS: PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 6, 2022.

Theatre + Film

(Sample Pre-Screen Submission for ACTING)

(Sample Pre-Screen Submission for ACTING)

(Sample Pre-Screen Submission for FILM)

(Sample Pre-Screen Submission for TECHNICAL THEATRE/DESIGN

The Theatre & Film Department has three (3) tracks from which to choose:

Acting, Technical Theatre (sets, props, lighting, etc), and Film

 

Steps for ACTING Round 1 Submission:

Choose ONE (1) and make a video of yourself against a neutral background.

  1. Tell a story about the most interesting or fun day you can remember!  Describe the day in detail and try to explain to us what it was really like!

  2. Memorize a 60-90 second monologue from a play and perform it.  Do not use a costume - your everyday clothing is fine.

 

Steps for TECHNICAL THEATRE/DESIGN Round 1 Submission:

1. Please send a short video, no longer than 2 minutes, expressing why you’d like to join the GSA Technical Theatre /Design family. Include any experiences you may have had in technical theatre. Some examples may include:

• Plays that you have worked on in any capacity: construction, lights, sound, costumes, stage management, etc.

• Maker projects that you have done, either a kit or something you’ve created

• Building projects that you’ve done or assisted with, like helping build a deck, or a tree house

• Place of worship or Scout projects

• Haunted Houses

 

2. Please submit one (1) piece of art. Take a photo of the art and upload it on the application. This can include anything from:

• Painting or Sculpture • Clothing or Face Make Up • Stories you’ve written

           

Steps for FILM MAKING Round 1 Submission:

  1. FILM MAKING SUBMISSION- FIVE (5) minutes or less. Can be any genre (comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, coming of age, crime/mystery, documentary, experimental, etc). Must tell a story or have a central theme/idea. It can be about you and who you are as a person, or about something fictional or fun. But the best films are usually about a theme or idea or person/character that really means something to you.

General Advice: The most important thing is to capture your vision and creativity as a filmmaker and storyteller. You do not have to shoot your film on expensive equipment. (Even Steven Soderbergh released a major motion picture in 2017 shot on a cell phone.)

Horizontal movies are best.Your film should not be simply a slideshow of images/short videos. Animation is welcome in your films, but try to avoid animation-ONLY films. Avoid just making a film ONLY of yourself talking to the camera or other similar vlog-style work, though it’s okay to have some of that if it fits. We’re looking for filmmaking skills and good storytellers.

Once you have made your recordings, then click here to APPLY ONLINE. Please submit only ONE application. 

VIRGINIA BEACH STUDENTS: PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 6, 2022.

 
 

Visual arts

(Sample Pre-Screen Submission)

(Sample of DRAWING FROM LIFE)

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Art by Gabby Garza

Art by Lila Graham

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Art by Aubrey Gonzales

 

Please photograph each piece of artwork and submit with your online application. You can photograph your art with a phone or a camera. You do not need a fancy piece of equipment. Be sure you take a clear picture of your art. 

Complete BOTH of the following assignments- # 1 and #2

 

  1. Drawing from life: Please choose three (3) objects from the list below and draw them. Then take a photograph of your drawings.  You will submit three (3) drawings.

 

  • Please choose 3 objects from the list below.

Drawing from observation is an important skill that will help your artistic growth, no matter what form of art you enjoy creating. It is similar to an athlete’s training. A professional basketball player may have to lift weights to build strength, even though that is not part of the actual game. Please choose 3 objects from the list below. Look at the object- do not draw from a photograph of the object! Draw them as you see them. These sketches

don’t have to be perfect, finished drawings. Sketchbook studies are fine. Use a drawing tool that will be dark enough to see in your photograph. For this assignment, do not submit digital drawings- they must be drawn with pencil, pen, marker, etc. on paper. Light sketches might be hard to see in photos, so test out your medium by taking a photo after your first drawing and make adjustments/change to a darker pencil or pen if necessary.

Please photograph each drawing and submit with your online application.

1. Human Ear

2. Houseplant

3. Jewelry

4. Whisk

5. Doorknob

6. Door stopper

7. Power outlet

8. Pastry

9. Crumpled paper

10. Bottle with something inside

11. Wristwatch

12. Thimble

13. Ice cube (draw quick!)

14. Lemon or Lime

15. Currency

16. Set of keys

17. Pinecone

18. View from window

19. Open book

20. Package

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2.  Submit ONE (1) piece of art that you recently created and are proud of. 

Once you have photographed your images, then click here to APPLY ONLINE.  Please submit only ONE application. 

For Visual Arts you are submitting THREE (3) drawings from observation AND ONE (1) original work-Complete BOTH assignments- # 1 and 2

VIRGINIA BEACH STUDENTS: PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 6, 2022.

 

vocal Music

(Sample Pre-Screen Submission)

The GSA Vocal Music Department is designed as a training program similar to that of a classical vocal music conservatory. While we love to hear young singers who have experience in classical vocal music, please keep in mind that we are carefully listening for vocal potential, not just experience. Whether your experience is through your school chorus, community musical theater, your place of worship, or simply singing in your bedroom, we want to hear you! 

 

  1. Vocal applicants should prepare one (1) song demonstrating their classical vocal potential. The song should be memorized. Accompaniment tracks or an accompanying pianist may be part of the prescreen but are not required. A cappella (no accompaniment) recordings are acceptable. 

We recommend art songs, arias, or other material from the classical repertoire. A musical theatre ballad (non-belt) is also a good prescreen choice. 

A spiritual, hymn, folksong, or the National Anthem are acceptable choices. Please be sure to present these without pop style ornamentation. 

 

Once you have made your recordings, then click here to APPLY ONLINE.  Please submit only ONE application. 

VIRGINIA BEACH STUDENTS: PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 6, 2022.