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.
Do not contaact the judge in your art except for submitting the portfolio or video. You need to review the directions for your art form; then, if you still have questions, direct them to email@example.com.
How do I submit my audition video/portfolio?
You'll be surprised at how stress-free the process can be. A video prepared by Jared Thompson explains in detail how to prepare the video that you will upload to youtube and the portfolios you will send via Dropbox to your teachers.
Submit performing arts videos via youtube. Review the Audition Video Instructions before beginning your own audition folders. The directions are specific and easy to follow. It's fun! Note: the directions for vocal music indicate that the video must e 2-4 minutes. In 2019, it just needs to be under five minutes.
Submit the creative writing, digital media, and studio art portfolios 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, you should use Dropbox. 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. You might wish to zip the file by using the following directions: How to Create Zip Files:wikihow.com/Make-a-Zip-File
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. Those addresses are in the links below that describe what is to be in each submission. For example, if you are an actor, go to the Acting link. 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 deadline for 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. The email addresses to the side of each arts discipline is the address(es) you use to submit your work.
Acting Procedures Email video link to firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Writing Procedures Email portfolio to email@example.com (dropbox)
Dance Procedures Email video link to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Digital Imagery Procedures Email portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org (dropbox)
Instrumental Music Procedures
Email video link to email@example.com