Theater Arts audition information

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    Audition Calendar of Events: Parents and students should be aware of the following dates.

    Thursday, March 4th: Round 1- Online singing audition (for students auditioning for “Acting with Vocal Music Emphasis”)

    Saturday, March 6th: Round 1 -Online acting audition (for ALL theater arts applicants). No audition material required for 1st round

    Monday, March 8th: Round 1- Notification emails sent with instructions for making callback appointments

    Wednesday, March 10th: Online callback monologue class (optional for all called back theater arts candidates)

    Thursday, March 11th: Online singing callback auditions (for called back “Acting with Vocal Music Emphasis” candidates)

    Saturday, March 13th: Online acting callback appointments begin (for all called back theater arts candidates)

     

    ACTING AND ACTING WITH VOCAL MUSIC PROGRAM AUDITIONS ARE HELD IN MARCH FOR THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL YEAR

    • All Theater Arts applicants must attend the first round of virtual auditions on Saturday, March 6, 2021. This audition is an introductory acting class led by a theater arts faculty member. Students must wear loose, comfortable clothing. Assessment is based on creativity, energy, commitment, and the ability to take direction.
    • Applicants interested in the “Acting with Vocal Music Emphasis” track must first attend an online vocal music audition on the evening of Thursday, March 4, 2021. Please see below for instructions as to what you must prepare in advance.

    Applicants may be invited to additional online audition sessions.

    Important Information for the March 4th "Acting with Vocal Music Emphasis" Audition:  

    If you are auditioning for the Acting with Vocal Music Emphasis track of the Theater Arts program, you will be required to prepare and sing one of the provided song cuts (sheet music and accompaniment recordings provided below).

    Audition Songs Sheet Music

    Audition Songs Audio Files

    Instructions: Choose a song cut from the list below in your applicable voice category. Categories include "Any Voice Part," "Baritone," "Mezzo-Soprano/Belter," "Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano," "Soprano," or "Tenor." These categories are meant to guide you toward songs that suit your vocal range but feel free to choose any song on the list that feels like the best fit for you. Prepare and memorize your chosen song cut as written (see sheet music PDFs below) and practice singing with the accompaniment recording (see recordings below). Email Alison Mingle with questions at amingle@scvts.net.

     

    All students will be notified if they are called back for a second audition. Appointments are required. 

     

    FOR THOSE CALLED BACK FOR THE SECOND ROUND  By individual online appointment 

    • Called back acting with vocal music emphasis candidates will attend the online singing callback auditions on the evening of Thursday, March 11, 2021. Alison Mingle will email you to arrange this appointment.

     

    • BOTH acting and acting w/vocal music emphasis candidates: If you are invited to the callback round, you will be contacted by Paul O’Connor by Monday, March 8th, to schedule your first of two online acting appointments, for which you will memorize a monologue (provided via email). The appointments will be held as early as Saturday, 3/13. Once your appointment with Paul O’Connor has been arranged, Joe Mancuso will email you to arrange your second callback audition.   


    For candidates who have been called back for the final round.

    Audition Prep Workshop

    If you are invited to the final round of auditions, we have added an optional one-hour online monologue audition prep workshop led by faculty member Paul O’Connor on Wednesday, March 10, from 6-7 p.m.

    Students who advance to our final round will be sent a monologue to memorize and prepare as if they were auditioning for that role.

    Candidates are strongly urged to attend this class as we will be discussing and demonstrating techniques to help further prepare the student for this specific skill.

    Only candidates for the theater arts program who receive a  notification of call back email advancing them to the final round of auditions will have the option of attending this workshop. This is the only date, and time it will be offered.

    If you receive that callback email, you may contact Paul O’Connor at poconnor@scvts.net to register for this workshop.

    Attendance at the March 10th  workshop is not mandatory.

    You may also email Paul O’Connor sooner than March 10th if you have any questions specifically related to this audition prep workshop.

    All other audition inquiries should be directed to Alison Mingle at amingle@scvts.net

     

    For more information: If you have any questions regarding the audition process, please call. Joseph Mancuso at 908-526-8900 ext. 7258, or send an email to jmancuso@scvts.net