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Audition Requirements

Band / Orchestra

Students interested in auditioning for Band and/or Orchestra should prepare based on the following criteria:
Band instruments accepted:

  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Clarinet
  • Oboe
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Tuba
  • French Horn
  • Bassoon
  • Snare drum including all of the mallet or keyboard instruments (bells, xylophone, vibes and marimba).
  • Baritone/Euphonium

Band Requirements: 

Orchestra instruments accepted:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass

Violin, Viola and Cello Requirements: 

  1. Two prepared pieces of contrasting styles – must be at least grade level 4 (Accompaniment is optional)
  2. Two of the following major Scales and Arpeggios in 3 octaves G, D, A, C, Bb
  3. Sight reading

Bass Requirements: 

1. Same requirements as above, except Scales and Arpeggios must be 2 octaves

Musical Theatre

Students interested in auditioning for a Musical Theatre Scholarship should be prepared to act and sing based on the following criteria:

1. Two songs of contrasting nature from the following sources:

(CD or MP3 with no vocals is acceptable)
 
  • Rodgers/Hammerstein
  • Lerner/Lowe
  • Schwartz (before 1990)
  • Bernstein
  • Herman
  • Sondheim (Before 1990)

2. Two 2-minute monologues of contrasting nature and age appropriate content

Total audition time will be 10 minutes.

Dance

Students interested in auditioning for a Dance Scholarship should be prepared based on the following criteria: 

  • Choreographed solo in lyrical or contemporary
  • Choreographed solo in Jazz
  • Dancer may also be asked to improv to random music selections. 
  • Dancer will be required to demonstrate: Pirouettes, Coupe Turns, Pencil Turns, À la seconde, Saut de Chat Leap, Straddle leap, Firebird and Calypso.
  • Audition dress code: Black leotard, black or tan tights, dance shoes of your choice and hair in a bun.

Technical Theater

Students interested in a Technical Theatre Scholarship will have had experience with sound and lighting electrical boards. In order to audition students must submit the following prior to the audition:

  1. Personal Resume (make sure to include any and all software the student is proficient in).
  2. A letter explaining their interest in the trade.
  3. A letter of recommendation.

Please email audition requirements to Ms. Linda Hill at linda.hill@ahschool.com.