Performing Arts Department: Scholarships

Scholarship auditions for the Performing Arts Department HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SUNDAY MARCH 14TH for all students. Your recording will need to be submitted to the following email: mpsauditions@mpslakers.com.

For more information, visit our admissions section for complete details about the admissions process, including schedules and deadlines.

Audition Requirements (Incoming 9th Graders ONLY)

The following are the Performing Arts audition requirements for incoming 9th graders:

Music

Students are asked to prepare, with their own voice or instrument, two pieces, sections of pieces, or one single piece that has contrasting sections. The total duration of these works must range between 6 to 8 minutes. Please also include a short biography covering your background in music. Included with this letter you will find some suggestions on ways to create and submit a video.

All students should display technical ability and musical expression. Your selections do not need to be memorized. The most important thing is to relax, feel comfortable and show us what you can do!

Sometime before or on the due date, SUNDAY, MARCH 14TH, you will receive a reply email verifying that we received your submission. Please inquire to this email (amartone@mpslakers.com) if you did not receive a reply.

Any student who auditions needs to be aware that the acceptance of scholarship monies obligates that student to be a member of one of the school’s year-long music ensembles pertaining to your particular talent. e.g. instrument = orchestra, voice = Show Choir (per audition) or Concert Choir (per audition).

Dramatic Arts

Students interested in Dramatic Arts (acting) should prepare at minimum a two-minute monologue. If you are interested in Musical Theatre (acting/singing) you should perform a one-minute monologue and also sing a song of your choosing. You should also submit a list that tells what theatre productions you have been in, where, when, and who directed them. Included with this letter you will find some suggestions on ways to create and submit a video.

Judging will be based on an ability to create a character and deliver an accurate vocal interpretation of the piece. Memorization is not a requirement but it is a good professional habit to acquire. The most important thing to do is to relax, feel comfortable, and show us what you can do!

Sometime before or on the due date, SUNDAY, MARCH 14TH, you will receive a reply email verifying that we received your submission. Please inquire to this email (amartone@mpslakers.com) if you did not receive a reply.

Any student that auditions needs to be aware of the fact that the acceptance of scholarship monies obligates that student to audition for our 3 Main Stage productions and be active in our ITS Drama Troupe #2780.

Dance

Students should prepare an original dance routine with a duration between 2 to 3 minutes. In this routine please focus on extension, leaps, and turns. Students need to provide information about their dance background which should include names of instructors and years of instruction.

Judging will be based on technique and potential ability.

Sometime before or on the due date, SUNDAY, MARCH 14TH, you will receive a reply email verifying that we received your submission. Please inquire to this email (amartone@mpslakers.com) if you did not receive a reply.

Any student who auditions needs to be aware that the acceptance of scholarship monies obligates that student to be a member of one of the school’s year-long Dance Companies (placement will be determined at a later time).

Audition Requirements (Current 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders ONLY)

The following are the Performing Arts audition requirements for current 9th, 10th, and 11t