2020 Online Scholarship Auditions
If you had previously been scheduled for a live scholarship audition, we request that you submit an online video audition by April 22, 2020 instead. Instructions for making and submitting the video auditions are below.

1. In preparing for your audition, strictly follow the audition requirements published here. Then, create an audition video following the discipline-specific guidelines below.

Video Audition Guidelines for Instrumental, Musical Theatre, Theatre Arts, and Vocal Music

  • Record the video in a neutral room, classroom, studio space, or on a stage. No special lighting or camera is required. Videos may be recorded on a smartphone or similar device.
  • You may use an accompaniment track or accompanist, but this isn’t required.
  • Dress as you would for a professional audition and follow audition requirements described here, just as you would have for the live audition.
  • Start with a close-up shot at the beginning of your video audition:
  1. State your name.
  2. Read and answer the following questions:
  1. What will your major be in college?
  2. What do you want to do after your graduate from college?
  3. What musical or theatric activities are you involved with? (e.g., band, choir, orchestra, theatre, community theatre, All-Region, All State, youth orchestra)
  1. Introduce the works you will be presenting and state why you selected them.
  • For the presentation of your talent, use a camera angle that shows your entire body.
  • No editing of the talent presentation is allowed, and all pieces must be performed in a single take.
  • There should be no amplification or modification of your voice or instrument.


Video Interview Guidelines for Visual Art

  • Record the video in a neutral room, classroom, or studio space. No special lighting or camera is required. Videos may be recorded on a smartphone or similar device.
  • Dress as you would for a professional audition and follow audition requirements described here, just as you would have for the live audition.
  • Start with a close-up shot at the beginning of your video audition:
  1. State your name.
  2. Read and answer the following questions:
  1. What will your major be in college?
  2. What do you want to do after your graduate from college?
  1. Introduce the type of work you will be presenting by explaining the technique and medium.
  2. Describe the thought process you used to create your work.
  • Next, present your work. Use close-ups or video techniques that will help the judges view your work as clearly as possible. Try to recreate an in-person evaluation as best as you can. Feel free to explain and describe as you video the art works.
  • If you have digital representations of your work, such as photographs, please include those as separate files when you email your video link.
  • If your medium is entirely digital, you must include examples of your work as separate files when you email your video link.


2. Upload the video to YouTube with an unlisted link. For directions on creating an unlisted YouTube link, head here.


3. Before April 22, 2020, send the unlisted link to [email protected] with the subject line: Audition Video of your First Name Last Name/Discipline (Example: Audition Video of John Doe/Vocal Music).


4. If you are an Instrumental Music or Vocal Music applicant, you must also include PDFs of the music selections you will be presenting when you email the link to your video.


5. Reminder: The deadline to send your link is April 22, 2020.


Tips:


  • Do not miss the deadline! Your video and any other specified materials must be received by no later April 22, 2020 if you wish to be considered for a scholarship.
  • Strictly follow the audition requirements published here.
  • Help our talent judges get to know you. Answer the questions in the instructions and tell them about yourself and your goals.
  • Do your best, but know that we don’t expect a professional video. Try to recreate a live audition the best you can by following the instructions.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].



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