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Screened Programs Audition Information

GENERAL INFORMATION *Updated January 2021*

This year (2021) auditions of screened programs will be conducted through the "Virtual Audition Submission Toolkit" created by the New York City Department of Education.  Please carefully read the instructions for this process by following this link.  Below are dates of information sessions that will offer an overview of our respective programs and allow time for questions.  Please follow the links to register for these sessions.  

The applications and auditions will become available for ALL schools on January 19th 2021.  As of now, the closing date for the application and auditions is February 23rd 2021.  Please review the information below to prepare for your audition.  Click here for the Virtual Audition tool.
 

AUDITION INFORMATION FOR 2020-2021 

MUSIC

Music Institute Information Session
'Get acquainted' evenings for students and parents to learn more about our Vocal and Instrumental programs are listed below. If you are interested in attending one of these live sessions, please register in advance by click on the link:
 
Tuesday, Jan. 19th at 6PM – Music Session 
Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 6PM – Music Session
 
Murrow Music program- Virtual Open House​

THEATRE

Theater Information Session
'Get acquainted' evenings for students and parents to learn more about our Theater program is listed below. If you are interested in attending one of these live sessions, please register in advance by click on the link:
 
Thursday, Jan. 21st at 6PM – Theater Session 
Thursday, Feb. 11th at 6PM – Theater Session 
 
Theater program- Virtual Open House​

ART

Art Institute Information Session
'Get acquainted' evenings for students and parents to learn more about our Art program is listed below. If you are interested in attending one of these live sessions, please register in advance by click on the link:
 
Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 6PM – Art Session 
Wednesday, Feb. 10th at 6PM – Art Session
 
Art Institute- Virtual Open House

Music Auditions 2021

INSTRUMENTAL  (Code K57L)
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.
  • Individual school websites may include suggested lists of repertoire and/or model audition     videos to guide you in preparing your audition video. 

Before playing, briefly introduce yourself, and provide the following information:
  • Your name
  • Your Student ID# (OSIS #)
  • What is your favorite thing about playing your instrument? (30 seconds or less)
  • Title of the piece you will be playing

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:       
  • low and how high you can play.
  • comfortably and quickly you can move from note to note.
  • clean and precise your playing is.
  • well you are able to play in tune.  
  • well you know what notes make up your selected scale.  
  • playing the correct notes is most important.  

Before playing, briefly introduce yourself, and provide the following information:
  • Your name
  • Your Student ID# (OSIS#)
 

VOCAL (Code K57J)

Prepare a video recording that includes ALL parts listed below.
Before singing, briefly introduce yourself. Please provide the following information:
  • Your name.
  • Your Student ID# (OSIS#)
  • What is your favorite thing about singing? (30 seconds or less)
  • Title of the song you will be singing.  

Perform ONE prepared solo selection without accompaniment. Singing without accompaniment means singing by yourself without a track or pianist. 
  • Select a song you feel confident performing that shows your skill level and musicality. 
  • Click here for a suggested list of songs. 

 

Theater Auditions 2021

THEATER (Code K57P)
Prepare and submit separate uploads of two contrasting monologues. You are also encouraged to upload a musical theater song if interested. Please note that a musical theater song is required for musical theater programs at the noted (*) musical theater programs.

At the beginning of each video, before performing, briefly introduce yourself by providing the following information: 
  • Your full name
  • Your OSIS student ID#
  • Why you chose your monologue or song (30 seconds or less)
  • State the name of the character portrayed and the full title of the play or source for your monologue or song

Video #1 and #2: MONOLOGUES
Memorize, perform, and upload two contrasting, one-minute monologues. For example, dramatic/comedic, classical/contemporary, or theater/film. Choose relatable characters and decide to whom your characters are talking and why. You may choose your own monologues to perform but are welcome to review and select monologues from this sample monologues library: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gzujnENUJzlz1VwcGGFdz3JVjiL56hNWbTxnR7hhX18/edit?usp=sharing 

Art Auditions 2021

ART (Code K57K) 
I. Portfolio Upload - photographs of 3 to 6 pieces of original artwork that includes the following:
1. A self-portrait, done from observation (from observation means you draw yourself by looking in a mirror). 
2. A still life, done from observation (from observation means you draw objects placed before you on a table). 
3. You may choose the remaining 1 to 4 pieces you wish to include. Pieces can be created using any material in any form, and may be two-dimensional or three-dimensional.  

II. Student Introduction - Upload a short video or written explanation about the uploaded pieces of original artwork. Discuss choice of subject & materials, motivation, & influences. Your video should be no longer than 2 minutes. Written explanations should be no more than 500 words.

III. Virtual Performance Task: Figure Drawing
In addition to your portfolio works, please submit photographs of one figure drawing with in-progress photos. Using pencil and paper, draw the human figure. Make sure you draw the entire figure and fit it on the page – do not cut off parts of the head or feet. Draw your figure with realistic proportions. Try to use value or lines to draw the folds on the clothes. Include any observed details & draw the facial features. Include background elements to place the figure in a space to prevent them from floating in the air. You may choose to pose a friend or family member.
The drawing should be completed within 30-45 minutes. We are looking to see how you develop your drawing. Please take photographs of your work throughout your drawing and submit 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 30-45 minutes.


IV. Creative Drawing*
*This is optional.
Using pencil and paper, draw a FANTASTICAL SANDWICH! Use your imagination and creativity – we want to see your wildest ideas of what a Fantastical Sandwich looks like to you. Consider for the drawing: What bizarre, unusual, or creative toppings does your sandwich have? Who made it? Who is it for? When creating your Fantastical Sandwich be sure to include a ground line, background, and fill the whole page. And, have fun with it!