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. 

 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 14, 2021

(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. 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 14, 2021

 

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. 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 14, 2021

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 Round 1 Submission:

  1. Find something you really, really like about your home or neighborhood and make a short video about what it is and why you like it.  You may use your phone and you can narrate it or choose not to use words.  It is up to you!  The entire film should not be longer than 2 minutes.

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

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 14, 2021

 
 

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.

 

  • 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. 

Choose three (3) and draw:

Scissors

Water Bottle

Your unmade bed

Game pieces

A stuffed toy

A friend

Clothespins

A sponge

Groceries

A couch

A tree

Your pet

Hands

Feet

A purse or book-bag

A bicycle

A feather

Paperclips

Books

Your Toothbrush

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2. Submit three (3) original artworks showing your work. They can be any medium- drawings, paintings, sculpture, fiber arts, printmaking, ceramics, glass, mixed media, etc. They can be class assignments or work you have done on your own. Do not submit anime.

Once you have photographed your images, then click here to APPLY ONLINE Please submit only ONE application. For Visual Arts you are submitting 3 drawings from life AND 3 original works-Complete BOTH assignments- # 1 and 2

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 14, 2021

 

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. 

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 14, 2021