Digital Auditions Planned Again for 2019
Good news! Instead of having everyone go to one of the three regional sites, performing artists will submit their performance samples via youtube. Writers, studio artists and digital artists will submit folders of their work via email. Performing artists will submit a video following specific guidelines. They will also have a Skype interview during which they may be asked to do some impromptu performing or, for musicians, a sight reading. The Skype interview for writers and artists will involve a discussion about the work they submitted. For that reason, the files emailed to the instructor must also be on the student's desktop so that specific work can be discussed.
Do not be nervous about this. It would be much more difficult for people in their forties to make the leap, but for students your age, it should be a baby step.
The directions for all the auditions will be posted on this page by January 5.
Do not submit a portfolio or prepare a video until you have received the directions.
Notification of Selection Procedures
Students chosen to attend GSA will be invited by a letter from the Governor, usually within three weeks after the last audition. Alternates and those not selected will receive a letter from Mrs. Keffer regarding their status.
Audition Video Instructions . You'll be surprised at how stress-free the process can be.
Submitting the creative writing, digital media, and studio art portfolio via Dropbox
After you have decided what to include in your portfolio and saved it, it's time to send it off to the teacher who will be making the GSA selections. Because email, even a ZIP file, may take too much room or be overlooked. If you don't use Dropbox, do not despair. The account is free, and the directions follow:
1.Name your file like this: YOUR NAME:GSA AUDITION FILES/NAME OF DISCIPLINE/ NAME OF HIGH SCHOOL
Then it's time to go to drop box.
1. Sign in to dropbox.com.2. Hover your cursor over the folder on your desktop that you want to share.3. Click the blue Share button that appears.4. Enter the email addresses of people who need edit access to the folder.5. Select Can edit from the pull-down menu (if applicable)6. Add a message about the files and click Share.
Preparing your portfolio
The final deadlinefor all auditions is February 2. You should start preparing for your audition/portfolio review as soon as you decide to apply! Do not wait until a week or two before auditions to begin preparations.
Your application, school records, recommendations and interview as well as your audition performance/portfolio will be considered in the selection process; Click the link below to view simple directions for preparing your video.
How do I prepare for my audition for my specific art?
Descriptions of the expectations for preparing for specific arts auditions can be found in the links below.
Creative Writing Procedures
Digital Imagery Procedures
Instrumental Music Procedures
Studio Art Procedures
Vocal Music Procedures