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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.

APPLY ONLINE.  Please submit only ONE application. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 20, 2020.

(Sample Pre-Screen Submission)

 
 

Instrumental music

(Sample Pre-Screen Submission)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

APPLY ONLINE Please submit only ONE application. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 20, 2020.

 

Musical theatre

(Sample Pre-Screen Submission)

  1. Students should record 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).

  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).

 

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

 

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/

APPLY ONLINEPlease submit only ONE application. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 20, 2020.

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 Pre-Screen 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 Pre-Screen 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 Pre-Screen 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.

APPLY ONLINEPlease submit only ONE application. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 20, 2020.

 
 

Visual arts

(Sample Pre-Screen Submission)

(Sample of DRAWING FROM LIFE)

Art by Gabby Garza

Art by Lila Graham

Art by Aubrey Gonzales

 

Please photograph each piece of artwork and submit with your online application.

 

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

 

  • 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. 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:

plant

bowl

refrigerator

towel

something with wheels

broom

fork

coffee cup

shoe

chair

favorite food

clouds

mailbox

hands

feet

any tool

toy

leaf

building

box

 

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.

APPLY ONLINE Please submit only ONE application. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 20, 2020.

 

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. 

 

APPLY ONLINE Please submit only ONE application. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 20, 2020.

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