Performing Arts Department: Scholarships

Scholarship auditions for the Performing Arts Department will be held on March 11th  for incoming students.

Applications must be postmarked by March 1st in order to be eligible.

For more information, visit our admissions section or download the admissions timeline [PDF] 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 must come prepared to perform three short pieces on their own instrument or voice.  They are allowed to choose the first piece which they would like to perform.  Following that performance, the adjudicators will choose one of the other two pieces to be performed.   One copy of all of the music must be provided for each of the 2 adjudicators.  A piano, trap set, and music stand will be provided as well as an accompanist. Please also include a short biography covering your background in music.

Instrumental students will also be asked to sight-read a piece of music.  All students should display technical ability and musical expression.  The most important thing is to relax, feel comfortable and show us what you can do!

There will also be a practice room (music offices) provided to warm-up in.  It will be available to you 10 minutes before your audition time.

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 should prepare a two-minute monologue to present at their audition.  If the student is interested in Musical Theatre he/she should prepare a one minute monologue and also prepare a song to perform.  Please bring two copies of the musical selection; one for the accompanist and the other for the adjudicators. They should also prepare a list which tells what theatre productions they have been in, where, when, and who directed them.

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 is to relax, feel comfortable and show us what you can do!

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 no shorter than one and no longer than two minutes. In this routine please focus on extension, leaps, and turns. They should be sure to bring their own music and appropriate clothes and shoes for the dance that they will audition on. 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.

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 11th graders:

Music

Students must come prepared to perform a short piece on their own instrument or voice.   A piano and music stand will be provided as well as an accompanist.

All students should display technical ability and musical expression.  The most important thing is to relax, feel comfortable and show what you can do!

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 should prepare a one to two-minute memorized monologue to present at their audition.  They should prepare a list which tells what theatre productions they have been in, where, when, and who directed them.

Judging will be based on an ability to create a character and deliver an accurate vocal interpretation of the monologue.

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 of no longer than two minutes. In this routine please focus on extension, leaps, and turns. They should be sure to bring their own music and appropriate clothes and shoes for the dance that they will audition on. 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.

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).