Interested in becoming a SJCCA student?

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING FOR ORCHESTRA, please sign up in both HAC and on the audition website for Guitar. Students proficient in strings may be placed in an Orchestra class or American Music Class, which is training in Bluegrass and Americana.

The first step is to apply on HAC

  • Log into Home Access Center (HAC) with your student login ID and password
    • Your login ID will start with an “S”, followed by your student number. Contact your current St. Johns County school if you do not know your password.
  • Select the CLASSES icon
  • Select the REQUESTS tab
  • Click the EDIT button to the right of Academy/Program of Choice Application
  • Each option is shown with a 1, 2, or 3 in the description
    • Check an option with a 1 to indicate your first choice (the academy or program that you most want to be in)
    • Check an option with a 2, if you have a second choice
    • Check an option with a 3, if you have a third choice.
  • Click the SAVE button
    • Your selections will be shown on the REQUESTS tab

Reminders:

  • You may request to be considered for programs located in different schools. However, you will only be selected for placement in a single school, in order of your choice
  • You may request to be considered for different programs within a school
    • For example, you can request to be in SJCCA Piano, as well as SAHS AICE, and SAHS Future Teachers
  • Transportation is only provided to your zoned school

INVALID Request Examples:

  • Don’t forget your first choice
    • SAHS/SJCCA Band – 2 (SAHSCCAB)
    • SAHS/SJCCA Dance – 3 (SAHSCCAD)
  • Pick only one first/second/third choice
    • SAHS/SJCCA Band – 1 (SAHSCCAB)
    • SAHS/SJCCA Dance – 1 (SAHSCCAD)
  • Don’t pick the same program more than once
    • SAHS/SJCCA Band – 1 (SAHSCCAB)
    • SAHS/SJCCA Band – 2 (SAHSCCAB)
    • SAHS/SJCCA Band – 3 (SAHSCCAB)
  • Don’t pick more than three programs
    • SAHS/SJCCA Band – 1 (SAHSCCAB)
    • SAHS AICE – 2 (SAHSAICE)
    • SAHS/SJCCA Dance – 1 (SAHSCCAD)
    • SAHS/SJCCA Drawing/Painting – 3 (SAHSCCADP)

The second step is to audition!

SJCCA Audition Requirements

 Performing Arts:

            There are many areas a student can participate in SJCCA performing arts. We have separate programs in the following areas: Band, Chorus, Dance, Guitar, Musical Theatre, Orchestra, Piano, and Theatre.

Band Auditions:        

There is a yearly Fair Share Fee of $500.00 assessed to each student

Students are expected to bring their own wind instruments; percussion students should bring drumsticks/mallets.

Please prepare the items below. The audition rubric includes assessment of tone quality, articulation, posture, artistic practice, audition preparation, engagement, and professionalism.

1.) Students should prepare a solo/ piece that shows their abilities on their instrument. Our preference would be a solo from Solo and Ensemble but a selection from your band music will be fine also.

Percussion Students:

3.) Students should prepare a solo/ piece that shows their abilities on the Snare Drum. Our preference would be a solo from Solo and Ensemble but a selection from your band music will be fine also.

To Schedule a Band Audition, please Click Here.

Chorus Auditions:    

There is a yearly Fair Share Fee of $150.00 to $200.00 assessed to each student

All students auditioning will sing “My Country Tis of Thee” Please chose the vocal range that is most comfortable for you. Soprano/Tenor (higher voice) or Alto/Bass (lower voice).

The Audition Process will include a range check, pitch recall and the assigned solo “My Country Tis of Thee”. Please remember the audition is meant to not only assess your current singing ability, but the audition is also to determine your vocal potential.

Range Check – this pattern will be played on the piano as the student sings

Ascending – “I Sigh to Sing” (So-Do-So-Mi-Do)

Descending – “Zee-Ah” (Do-So-Fa-Mi-Re-Do)

Tonal/Pitch Recall Students will be given patterns of 4-7 pitches to sing back on a neutral syllable, “la.” Students will get to hear each pattern one time and cannot sing the pattern while it is played.

Prepared Song To be sung A cappella, first verse only “My Country Tis of Thee”. Starting pitch will be given from the piano. Printed Sheet Music will be provided in the audition room. Sheet Music in pdf format and rehearsal tracks are available on the SJCCA Chorus website by selecting Programs and then Chorus.

To Schedule a Chorus Audition, please Click Here.

Dance Auditions:    

There is a yearly Fair Share Fee for the following:

Beginning and Intermediate Dance $150.00; Advanced Dance $200.00; The Collective (Honors Dance) $350 (with additional uniform, choreography, and competition fees possible); These fees are assessed to each student in that group.

  • Students should arrive to the audition in appropriate dance attire.All dancers must wear professional all-black dance attire (no sports bras or crop tops). Tees, leotards, tights, tanks, shorts, and/or leggings are allowed. Hair must be pulled back and out of face (secure bun is preferred for long hair)
  • Students will be taken through a dance class for the audition which will include ballet, jazz (across the floor) and a short combination which will be taught at the audition. This combination will then be performed in small groups.
  • Each dancer will receive a number when they arrive at the audition to wear throughout the audition process. It is encouraged that you bring water with you to the audition.
  • Keep up with other information about SJCCA Dance by:

Instagram: @sjccadance

Website: www.msschippanidance.weebly.com

Facebook: follow St. John’s County Center for the Arts or by following Ms. Kaila Schippani

To Schedule a Dance Audition, Please Click Here

Guitar/Orchestra Auditions:

There is a fair share of $30 to $50 for each student in the program.

  • Students will be asked to play a scale in second position in the keys of G Major, C Major and D Major
  • Students will be asked to sight read a short exercise to determine music reading skills and guitar technique
  • Students wishing to be selected for Guitar 3 or higher should be prepared to play “Aguado”.  Students wishing to audition for Guitar 2 should prepare the Andantino piece. If placed in Guitar 1, that course is not an SJCCA course and will require that you are in zone for St. Augustine HS. The sheet music for the audition pieces can be found on the guitar page under Programs.
  • Students interested in Orchestra should prepare a short selection that shows off their technique. Please list under additional information when you book your time slot that you are auditioning for Orchestra.

To Schedule a Guitar Audition, Please Click Here.

Jazz Band Auditions:      

There is a yearly Fair Share Fee of $200.00 assessed to each student

  • -Students must be accepted as a member of the SJCCA Band Program (or other SJCCA Music Program for a Rhythm Section member). This requires students to be in 2 SJCCA Music Courses in their daily schedule and must pay or fund raise both fair share fees.
  • -Students are expected to bring their own wind instruments; percussion students should bring drumsticks/mallets.
  • -Please prepare the items below. The audition rubric includes assessment of tone quality, articulation, posture, artistic practice, audition preparation, engagement, and professionalism.
  • -Students will be asked to perform a Short Sight Reading Exercise in 2 Jazz Styles.
  • Drum Set Players will be asked to demonstrate both Swing and Rock styles.

To Schedule a Band Audition, please Click Here.

Musical Theatre Auditions:

There is a yearly Fair Share fee of $150.00 assessed to each student.

  • Students should come to the auditions with a 60-90 second selection of a solo from the Musical Theatre Repertoire (Broadway, Off-Broadway, etc.). Please include appropriate blocking and characterization while performing.
  • There will be no piano accompanist at the audition so make sure you have the accompaniment track on your phone or other digital device to perform your vocal solo. You cannot perform a cappella. There may not be any background vocals on the track.
  • Students must also prepare a 30 second cut of a monologue, preferably from a published piece of work (ex. Play, Musical, Movie, TV), NOT a monologue written especially for auditions.
  • Students must have one year of high school chorus (with good reading skills) in order to be a part of the musical theatre program. 1st year musical theatre students selected must also take chorus concurrently with musical theatre. Therefore, make sure you register for a Chorus audition as well.
  • *New for 2022* There will also be a Separate Musical Theatre dance call on audition day. Please make sure you check the schedule and be available for the Musical Theatre Dance audition as well. The following is required for the MT Dance call: Students should arrive to the audition in appropriate dance attire. All dancers must wear professional all-black dance attire (no sports bras or crop tops). Tees, leotards, tights, tanks, shorts, and/or leggings are allowed. Hair must be pulled back and out of face (secure bun is preferred for long hair).

Students must complete the vocal and acting audition, the chorus audition, AND the separate MT dance audition in order to be considered for the Musical Theatre program.

Please email Mr. Romeo-Adcock with any questions.

To Schedule a Musical Theatre Audition, Click Here.

Musical Theatre Tech:

There is a yearly Fair Share fee of $150.00 assessed to each student.

            Students will be asked to fill out an application. During the day of auditions, students should show for the musical theatre times and sit for an interview with the musical theatre director. Acceptance into the program will be based on past experience, motivation for applying for the program, independent personality and ability to work as a team. Please bring a portfolio of previous work if you can (not mandatory).

To Schedule a Musical Theatre Tech Interview, Click Here.

Piano Auditions:

There is a yearly Fair Share Fee of $30.00 assessed to each student.

Students with prior piano experience are required to:

1.) Play a brief selection (no longer than three minutes) that best demonstrates their capabilities. Students must bring their own music to the audition. Playing by ear is not acceptable! The piece should be something that the student has learned recently. Rock, gospel, or pop selections are not appropriate.

2.) Sight read a brief selection of the teacher’s choice to help determine music reading ability.

Technique, musicianship, rhythm, accuracy, tone, posture, artistic practice, audition preparation, engagement, and professionalism will be assessed for both the prepared piece and the sight reading selection.

To Schedule a Piano Audition, Click Here.

Theatre Auditions:  

There is a yearly Fair Share Fee of $100 assessed to each student.

Students should come to the audition with a one minute prepared monologue. Students will be cut off at one minute and ten seconds. The monologue should be memorized. The teacher will workshop with you on your monologue to determine the level of acting skills that you possess.

To Schedule a Theatre Audition, Click Here.

Visual Arts:

Students should arrive to the audition with their portfolio of artwork. A portfolio consists of a binder/folder or CD/USB containing artwork the student has done over the past several years. 5-10 pieces is an acceptable number. Please make sure it is labeled with name and school. It should include, but not limited to, the discipline they are auditioning for that day. They will take home their portfolios after the audition. Instructors will take into consideration the student’s audition as well as their portfolio to place them in the correct class for the following year.

Students are able to audition for several disciplines, 2D Draw/Paint, 3D, and/or 2D Digital, one after the other.

To Schedule a Visual Arts Audition in ANY discipline, Please Click Here.

2D Studio – Draw/Paint

  • Students will be asked to do a 45 minute timed drawing of a still life while their portfolio is being evaluated, in a separate room.
  • If a student wishes to audition for another discipline, they will do so after the timed drawing.

3D Studio Art

  • Students will be asked to create a sculpture in a 45 minute period. Students will have access to different mediums and can choose which one to work in. (clay, wire, etc.)
  • Student portfolios will be reviewed as they are working.

2D Digital

  • Students will be asked to complete an assignment in a 45 minute period, which demonstrates and understanding of basic Photoshop skills. They will be working on Mac computers using the Creative Cloud Suite.
  • Student portfolios will be reviewed as they are working. USB is acceptable for a portfolio if properly labeled.

Auditions will be held on Monday, February 7, 2022. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your audition time to register in the front lobby of St. Augustine High School. Please dress appropriately for all auditions and come prepared.

Make sure that you have completed the application for SJCCA on the St. Johns County School District website.

If you have any questions about the audition process please contact Anthony Romeo-Adcock at [email protected]

Audition Schedule

February 7, 2022 at St. Augustine High School

This is a teacher in-service day, so students are not attending school on this day.

9:00am – 10:30am                              Visual Arts

9:00am – 10:30am                              Dance

9:00am – 10:30am                              Chorus

9:00am – 10:30am                               Musical Theatre (Voice and Acting)

                                                            (Theatre is a separate program)

10:30am – 12:00pm                            Theatre

10:30am – 12:00pm                            Band

10:30am – 12:00pm                             Dance

1:30pm – 3:00pm                               Chorus

1:30pm – 3:00pm                                 Musical Theatre (Dance)

(If you are auditioning for Musical Theatre you MUST attend this time slot for the dance audition IN ADDITION to a voice and acting audition)

1:30pm – 3:00pm                               Guitar

1:30pm – 3:00pm                               Band/Orchestra

3:00pm – 4:00pm                               Musical Theatre (Voice and Acting)

                                                            (Theatre is a separate program)

3:00pm – 4:00pm                                Piano

We are requiring students to sign up for a specific time to audition to maintain a concise audition day.

Any questions, contact Anthony Romeo-Adcock, SJCCA Director, at [email protected]