Dance Audition Requirements

 

Auditions will be held at a date to be determined.  You will be informed after the applications have been processed.  The auditions will be held at Let’s Dance Studio, at the Academy of Performing Arts @111 East High Street Glassboro. All students should prepare a dance piece in ballet, lyrical or jazz no longer than 1 minute. All music should be on an iPod. They will also be shown a choreographed piece by one of our instructors. Dress code is a black leotard, pink tights, skirt optional. Hair should be in a bun totally off the face. All students should bring all their dance shoes. Please direct any questions regarding the audition to Kathy or Kim at Let’s Dance Studio 856-881-5930.




Music Audition Information
Any student interested in participating in the Academy must complete a mandatory audition and interview process before being accepted.  Auditions will be based on the student's current musical ability as well as their potential for musical competence.  The audition will include a demonstration of knowledge of scales, a short prepared piece in a classical/traditional style, and a short sight reading exercise.  A rubric and additional information can be found below.
 
After the audition has been completed, the student will meet with the panel and answer questions about their background in music and future plans and interest in music.   
 
Auditions for Glassboro resident students will be held at individually scheduled times at the student's school during the school day.  Upon receipt of your Glassboro resident application, you will be contacted regarding the student's scheduled audition.
 
 

INSTRUMENTAL STUDENTS (ORCHESTRAL/BAND/GUITAR):

1.      Must complete 3 Major Scales of your choice at an even tempo.

2.      Perform a prepared solo selection no longer than 3 minutes in duration.

3.      Sight read a short musical phrase.

 

VOCAL STUDENTS:

1.      Sing a five note scale (Do-Sol) at low, medium, high parts of the voice.

2.      Perform a prepared solo selection no longer than 3 minutes.

3.      Sight read a short musical phrase using solfege or a neutral syllable. 

Echo short melodies given from piano on a neutral syllable

INSTRUMENTAL/VOCAL WRITTEN SEGMENT:
Written assessment of studentfs level of knowledge of music symbols and notation.
 
Art Portfolio Requirements:
 
Art students should submit a portfolio which shows their technical skills and ability.  This should consist of 5-10 samples using a range of mediums (pencil, paintings, etc.)
 
 

The Glassboro High School Music faculty will listen to your scales your solo selection.  They will be using the following rubric to score your performance.

 

Excellent

5 pts

Very Good

4 pts

Average

3 pts

Poor

2 pts

Rhythm

accuracy of note values, duration, pulse, steadiness, meter, etc. is consistently demonstrated

accuracy of note values, duration, pulse, steadiness, meter, etc. is sometimes demonstrated

accuracy of note values, duration, pulse, steadiness, meter, etc. is rarely demonstrated

accuracy of note values, duration, pulse, steadiness, meter, etc. is never demonstrated

Tone Quality

resonance, control, clarity, focus, consistency, warmth is consistently demonstrated

resonance, control, clarity, focus, consistency, warmth is sometimes demonstrated

resonance, control, clarity, focus, consistency, warmth is rarely demonstrated

resonance, control, clarity, focus, consistency, warmth is never demonstrated

Note Accuracy

accuracy of printed pitches and intonation within the appropriate range is consistently demonstrated

accuracy of printed pitches and intonation within the appropriate range is sometimes demonstrated

accuracy of printed pitches and intonation within the appropriate range is rarely demonstrated

accuracy of printed pitches and intonation within the appropriate range is never demonstrated

Articulation

accuracy and

style of attacks and releases is consistently demonstrated

accuracy and

style of attacks and releases is sometimes demonstrated

accuracy and

style of attacks and releases is rarely demonstrated

accuracy and

style of attacks and releases is never demonstrated

Musicianship

Expressive elements, phrasing, dynamics, and stylistic interpretation

is consistently demonstrated

Expressive elements, phrasing, dynamics, and stylistic interpretation is sometimes demonstrated

Expressive elements, phrasing, dynamics, and stylistic interpretation is rarely demonstrated

Expressive elements, phrasing, dynamics, and stylistic interpretation is never demonstrated

You will be asked to sight read a short musical excerpt.   You will then be given a short aural skills assessment which will test your ability to recognize melodic changes as well as major and minor tonalities.

The faculty will conduct a brief interview with each candidate.  This will be the time to share information about your interests, experiences in music and your ambitions.

The short written evaluation will test your basic knowledge of musical terms, the elements of music, music symbols, note values, and pitch identification.  This is general knowledge that would be taught in a musical ensemble and will not be as in depth as a music theory course exam.  This evaluation is for placement purposes only.

Last Modified on October 8, 2013