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YOU MUST COMPLETE THE PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY APPLICATION PRIOR TO SIGNING UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME
For your Voice/Theatre/Dance audition you need to be prepared with the following:
1. A one-minute, memorized monologue, dramatic or comedic.
2. A short song, preferably a selection from a musical theater piece. You may sing a capella or bring in your own musical accompaniment for the song, either in the form of a CD or an MP3 file on a flash drive.
3. Students will participate in a dance class, where they will learn a short dance routine. There is no need to prepare a dance audition. Wear clothes that are comfortable and don't restrict movement.
For instrumental auditions:
Assessments will be exactly 15 minutes long. During the first 10 minutes, our music instructors will listen to you perform on your instrument. The last 5 minutes will allow us to discuss our music program and address any questions you may have.
During your assessment we will assess the three categories detailed below. Do not worry if any of these categories seem unfamiliar or daunting to you.
1) Scales/Rudiments: The building blocks of music. All Students should prepare to play at least two scales or four rudiments.
Bb Major and F Major for Winds and Melodic Percussion.
A Major and D major for Strings/Guitar.
C Major and G Major for Piano
4 Percussive Arts Society/Vic Firth Rudiments for percussion
Winds/Stings/Piano/Guitar: All Major and Natural Minor Scales
Non Melodic Percussion: Demonstrate all PAS Rudiments
2) Repertoire: A piece of music written for your instrument. All Students should prepare one piece of repertoire for their instrument.
Any exercise, song, or etude from:
Winds/Percussion: Essential Elements, Best in Class,
Stings: All for Strings, Essential Elements, Kjos, etc.
Guitar: Hal Leonard Method 1
Any exercise, etude, song from:
Winds: Rubank int or adv.
Strings: Suzuki Method
Guitar: Hal Leonard Method 3
Percussion: Drum Set demonstrate the performance of 2 Jazz band charts of differing styles or meters.
3) Sight Reading: Students will read a brand new piece of music never seen before.
Students can read simple quarter note rhythms with notes primarily in the staff.
Students can read syncopated rhythms, with chromaticism and leaps. Guitar players and Pianists will read chord changes.
|| Joseph Porter