Virtual Audition Requirements

Reminder: You MUST submit your recommendations in HAC before submitting your auditions. For instructions on how to do that, please click here.

In this world of COVID-19, we are offering students the ability to submit Virtual Auditions this year for entrance into SJCCA. Please look at requirements for each individual program below. ALL AUDITIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JANUARY 29TH!

Virtual Performance Auditions will be submitted via a YouTube Private Link. See the instructions on how to upload and label your videos here. Thank you!

2D Visual Art (Draw/Paint):

Students should submit a virtual portfolio of their artwork. A portfolio consists of individual files 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.

Please submit your digital portfolio to Alex Mckean at [email protected]

2D Digital Design:

Digital Art Auditions will be submitted virtually this year. Students should create a PowerPoint which includes the following:

  • A cover slide with your name, a head shot, current school, phone number and email address.
  • Up to ten slides of your current work. (all work should be original).

PowerPoint Presentations should be named accordingly:

  • Student Name-Current School-Visual Art-Digital
  • Email by January 29 to –  [email protected]

3D Visual Art:

Students should submit a virtual portfolio of their artwork. A portfolio consists of individual files 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.

Please submit your digital portfolio to Susan Smith at [email protected]

Band/Orchestra:

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:

1.) 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.

Please submit your Private YouTube links to Jonathan Peters at [email protected]

Mr. Peters will reply to your initial video with a 10 minute Zoom call invite to be set up at a later time.

Chorus:

Students must perform at least one minute of a song of their choice. Video the audition and submit the Private YouTube links to Jeff Dodd at [email protected]. You may perform a cappella or perform with an instrumental track to back you up. Make sure that you review the performance before submitting to ensure that you can be heard and it shows off your best vocal technique. 

Dance:

Please visit the SJCCA Dance website for information about the Virtual Dance Audition.

Guitar:

  • 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.
  • Aguado
  • Andantino

Please play the selected song via a Private YouTube Link and submit to Trey Brewer at [email protected]

Mr. Brewer will then contact you for a Zoom time to hear other skills.

Musical Theatre:

  • Students should prepare 60-90 second selection of a solo from any Musical Theatre Repertoire (Broadway, Off-Broadway, etc.). Please make sure your video is framed either full body, or knees up.
  • You must have an accompaniment track. You cannot perform a cappella.
  • 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.
  • Record both of these pieces in ONE VIDEO telling us what each piece is and submit the Private YouTube links to Mr. Romeo-Adcock at [email protected]

Piano:

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.

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.

Please submit your Private YouTube links to Johnathan Peters at [email protected]

Mr. Peters will reply to your initial video with a 10 minute Zoom call invite to be set up at a later time.

Theater:

Students should record a one minute prepared monologue. Please make sure we can see you clearly in your video. Videos will not be watched after one minute and ten seconds. The monologue should be memorized. Please say your name and monologue before beginning.

All Private YouTube Links should be submitted to Michael Beaman at [email protected]

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