Welcome to the virtual vocal audition for MS Arts Audition Boot Camp!

Please prepare and follow the instructions to submit an online audition for the Vocal studio.

Audition Format: Video Submission only. No longer than five minutes in total.

Prepare: Prepare and submit a video as specified below. Begin your video by stating your full name, current grade, name of your current school, and the title of the song you will be performing. End your video by saying, “Thank you for watching.” Always start and end your video with a smile!

Video: Perform one musical selection in any style to demonstrate vocal quality and range (length of selection is not critical). Select a song you feel confident performing that shows your skill level and musicality. Examples of appropriate selections: “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Amazing Grace,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Memorization of selection is not required. (Sight-reading is not required.) Perform ONE prepared solo selection without accompaniment. Singing without accompaniment means singing by yourself without a track or pianist.

*Record so that your full body is shown!

Welcome to the virtual theater audition for MS Arts Audition Boot Camp!

Please prepare and follow the instructions to submit an online audition for the Theater studio.

Audition Format: Video Submission only. No longer than three minutes in total.

Prepare: Prepare and submit a video as specified below. Begin your video by stating your full name, current grade, current school, name of the character portrayed and full title of the play or source for your monologue. End your video by saying, “Thank you for watching.” Always start and end your video with a smile!

Video: Memorize, perform, and upload a 60-90 seconds monologue from a published play of your choice. Choose a relatable character and decide to whom your character is talking and why.

*Record so that you full body is shown!

Welcome to the virtual visual arts audition for MS Arts Audition Boot Camp!

Please prepare and follow the instructions to submit an online audition for the Visual Arts studio.

Audition Format: Video submission, portfolio upload and photo submission. Video should not exceed 5 minutes.

Prepare: Prepare a digital portfolio of five unframed, original works that demonstrate skill in one or more of the following media: drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage. (This should include work the student is planning to present when applying to screened high schools this fall.)

Note: students should include portfolio pieces that are original in their subject matter and execution. Therefore, we strongly advise applicants against including “copy art” of cartoons, anime and other fan art, etc.

Portfolio Upload: Upload five images of original works that demonstrate competency in one or more of the following media: drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage.

Video: (Student Introduction) Upload a short video explaining the uploaded pieces of original artwork. Begin your video by stating your full name, current grade, and your current school. Discuss choice of subject and materials used. End your video by saying, “Thank you for watching.” Always start and end your video with a smile! Your video should be no longer than five (5) minutes.

Photo Submission: (Virtual Performance Task) In addition to your portfolio works, please submit photographs of one still life drawing with in-progress photos. Still life is defined as a collection of inanimate objects arranged together in a specific way. Possible ideas to include are dishes, food, books, reflective surfaces (mirrors or glasses), plants, items in your closet or on top of your dresser (shoes, brushes, jewelry, clothing, a vacuum, etc.). Please note, buildings, animals, people, trees, outdoor scenes, or architectural spaces are not considered “objects”. Use only a pencil and either an 8 1/2 x 11” or 12 x 18” piece of paper to draw your still life.

The drawing should be completed within 30 minutes. You do not need to use the entire time. We are looking to see how you develop your drawing. Please take photographs of your work throughout your drawing and submit four (4) photographs for the drawing at the follow times:

1. A photograph at 5 minutes.

2. A photograph at 10 minutes.

3. A photograph at 20 minutes.

4. A photograph of the completed drawing at 30 minutes.

5. Please submit a fifth photograph of the completed drawing with an object (such as a pencil) next to it, to demonstrate the size of the piece of paper.

Note: Students may be required to meet online with a NYCDOE teacher for a drawing exercise and brief interview. Students will be contacted in a follow up email for this online interview, if necessary.

Welcome to the virtual instrumental music audition for MS Arts Audition Boot Camp!

Please prepare and follow the instructions to submit an online audition for the Instrumental Music studio.

Please note that the Instrumental Music studio does NOT include guitar or piano.  String instruments are limited to violin, viola, cello or string bass.

Audition Format: Video Submissions only. No longer than five minutes in total.

Prepare:   Prepare and submit BOTH videos specified below. Drummers (i.e., candidates who play non-pitched percussion instruments) are only required to submit Video #1. Memorization is not required. Begin your videos by stating your full name, current grade, current school and whether the video we are watching is your solo or your scale of choice. End both videos by saying, “Thank you for watching.” Always start and end your videos with a smile!

VIDEO 1: Perform ONE prepared solo selection without accompaniment. Playing without accompaniment means playing by yourself without a track or additional instruments. Select a piece you feel confident performing that shows your skill level and musicality.

VIDEO 2: Perform ONE scale of your choice at a tempo (speed) you find comfortable. This is another opportunity for reviewers to learn more about how:

o Low and how high you can play.

o Comfortably and quickly, you can move from note to note.

o Clean and precise your playing is.

o Well you are able to play in tune.

o Well you know what notes make up your selected scale.

o Playing the correct notes is most important.

Welcome to the virtual dance audition for MS Arts Audition Boot Camp

Please prepare and follow the instructions to submit an online audition for the Dance studio.

Audition Format: Video Submissions only. No longer than five minutes in total.

Prepare:  Prepare and submit two (2) recorded audition videos described below. When recording your video audition, please wear appropriate dance or movement attire.  Hair should be neatly pulled back.  Boys may wear white t-shirts and tights or sweatpants. Begin your videos by stating your name, current grade, current school and whether the video we are watching is your original choreography or the dance exercise learned. End both videos by saying, “Thank you for watching.” Always start and end your videos with a smile!

Video 1: Prepare a solo piece of original choreography, 1 to 2 minutes in length. Any style of dance is acceptable, and you may create your own movements not based on a particular style. Do any style of dance with which you feel most comfortable. This dance video is to assess the following dance components: creativity, musicality, coordination, flexibility, and expression. Record so that your full body and movement is shown.

Video 2:  Record a 1 to 2 minutes video of yourself performing from a pre-recorded solo of Ballet, Jazz, Modern, or West African dance that you learned by observing an online/virtual dance class; or from a dance exercise you learned either in your school or in a dance studio. This dance video will be used to assess the following dance components: replication of dance steps, following direction, musicality, coordination, flexibility, and expression. Record so that your full body and movement is shown.

*Music accompaniment must be instrumental only (NO LYRICS)! Present yourself as a dancer through your movement.

Students auditioning for the dance studio should have some previous dance training or experience at school or in a dance studio setting. (Basic knowledge of ballet is required.)