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Requirements

Dance Screening

Requirements are:

  • Written interview - dance knowledge and skill, attitude and interest
  • Auditions - Student will be evaluated using the following criteria:
    • Technical/Physical skills: alignment, flexibility, musicality, ability to learn sequences, ability to make corrections.
    • Creative/Improvisation skills: individuality, responding to environment (music, space, other dances, props, etc.), ability to problem solve.
    • Artistic/Composition: theme, statement, idea present, development of material.
    • Throughout the audition: confidence/performance, concentration/energy level.

 

Drama Screening

Requirements are:

  • Written interview: drama knowledge and skill, attitude and interest.
  • Audition: Student will be evaluated using the following criteria:
    • Creativity, movement, originality, articulation, characterization, expression, projection.
    • Illustrate a mimed interpretation of a particular person/animal going through a specific action for 30 seconds.
    • A memorized popular monologue (Approximately 1 minute).

*Drama Screening Suggestions:

  • Ask your drama or language arts teacher to help you prepare a monologue to show your ability in drama. Diction, projection and characterization are key parts of your presentation.

Visual Arts Screening

Requirements are:

  • Written interview: knowledge and skill, attitude and interest.
  • Portfolio:
    • Student must submit five (5) examples of his/her artwork. 
    • All artwork must be original pieces which demonstrate the student’s best work.  Two and three dimensional media is acceptable. 
    • The portfolio must contain at least three (3) different types of media.  Acceptable media includes: drawings, painting, photography, sculpture, printing, batik, etc. Drawings may be in any of the following media: pencil, drawing pen, colored pencil, or pastel.
    • No kits (i.e. paint-by-numbers, needlepoint, etc.) accepted.
    • All work must be properly labeled: name, grade level, school, title, and home phone number. 
    • All two dimensional work is to be contained in a properly labeled portfolio/folder.
    • All work must be submitted to your child’s visual arts teacher in time to be digitally photographed by your child’s visual arts teacher and must be turned in to the teacher no later than October 31, 2016. Late or incomplete submissions will not be processed.

*Visual Arts Portfolio Suggestions:

  • Present any artwork to your child’s visual arts teacher to be digitally photographed and submitted to the Fine Arts Office.

Vocal Music Screening

Requirements are:

  • Written interview: music knowledge and skill, attitude and interest
  • Audition: technique, intonation, pitches, rhythm, tempo, musicality, originality, tone quality, musical interpretation, self-confidence, potential.

*Vocal Music Screening Suggestions

  • Ask your music/chorus teacher to help you; make a tape for accompaniment and to practice tonal memory exercises.

Instrumental Music Screening

Choose one: Band or Strings

Requirements are:

  • Interview: music knowledge and skill, attitude and interest
  • Audition: technique, intonation, pitches, rhythm, tempo, musicality, originality, tone quality, musical interpretation, self-confidence, potential
    • Prepare & perform a solo of :
      • Band (piano, brass, woodwind, percussion)- prepare a piece appropriate for your instrument that best shows your ability (submit a copy of your music)
      • Strings (Bass, Cello, Violin or Viola): - prepare a piece appropriate for your instrument that best shows your skill level (submit a copy of your music). These will be submitted to the STRINGS teacher and completed after Winter Break
        • Come to audition with STRINGS TEACHER ready to:
          • Site read a short piece of music
          • Improvise a short melody (using 3 notes on the D string: D, E, F#)
          • Participate in a short interview

*Instrumental Music Screening Suggestions


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