Summer Arts Audition Boot Camp Application
for Current 7th Graders
Interested in Specialized Arts High Schools
Student Application Period: thru April 27, 2018
Program Description: Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grade 8 in September, 2018. This will be our fifth year serving these talented Middle School students of New York City and our hope is to expand the program this year to meet the needs of more students than ever. Our goal is to provide equity and access in preparation for screened DOE high school arts schools/programs. This is an intensive program for up to 350 NYCDOE public school students.
Meals: Free breakfast and lunch will be available for students while the program is in session.
Program Dates: July 30 – August 10, 2018
Schedule: Boot Camp meets daily, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Accepted students must commit to full attendance and participation for the entire program.
Location: Lincoln Center Education, The Rose Building – 165 West 65th Street, NY, NY 10023
Transportation: An MTA student Metrocard will be provided to each student free of charge by the first day of the program, July 30 and is valid for the duration of the program as well as for scheduled parent meetings.
Admission to Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is by online application and audition/screening. Students may apply and audition for only ONE studio.
Student Auditions/Screening: Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Talent Unlimited High School - Julia Richman Education Complex – 317 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065
TO APPLY: Click here or visit http://www.cvent.com/d/ctqf85
Visit our website for more information: http://schools.nyc.gov/offices/teachlearn/arts/initiatives/mayors-initiatives.html
Questions?: Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (917) 521-3762
Audition Format: Ballet and Modern technique class, improvisation, and individual interviews. Be prepared to spend a half day in the audition (9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.).
Prepare: Please wear appropriate dance or movement attire. Hair should be neatly pulled back. Boys may wear white t-shirts and tights or sweat pants.
Suggestions: Present yourself as a dancer through your movement, class participation and use of focus.
Students auditioning for the dance Boot Camp should have some previous dance training or experience at school or in a dance studio setting.
Instrumental Music - Please note that the Instrumental Music studio does not include guitar or piano. String instruments are limited to violin, viola, cello or string bass.
The instrumental studio is designed to enhance and refine the musical skills and techniques of young, aspiring instrumental musicians. The curriculum develops music performance through exploration of a variety of musical repertoire.
Audition Format: Performance of one prepared selection before music faculty.
Prepare: One musical selection in any style to demonstrate ability and talent (length of selection is not critical). Memorization is not required.
Bring: Please bring your instrument and a copy of your audition sheet music with you, if available.
Requirements: Student must be able to demonstrate the ability to play one prepared selection.
Focus on individual audition preparation and monologue work as well as some exploration of partner scene study. Drawing from acclaimed contemporary and classical plays students further develop their acting and performance skills. Additional training focuses on actor preparedness, professionalism and the confidence to command the stage. Students will also engage in a variety of intensive physical exercises as well as vocal training to increase range and projection abilities. The abilities to read well, communicate and understand complex text are assets in this program. Theater studio students should be prepared to take direction and collaborate.
Audition Format: Perform an individual contemporary or classical monologue and participate in a provided two-person scene with a fellow auditioning student.
Prepare: A 90 second memorized monologue from a published play of your choice.
Students develop skills and knowledge needed to begin the process of producing competitive portfolios for specialized art programs. They work with at least two media over the course of the Boot Camp. Emphasis is placed on drawing and painting, developing observational skills, and stimulating imaginative thinking. Throughout the camp, students have opportunities to share work with peers and receive feedback. Engagement with community partners, interaction with professional artists, and museum visits enhance the students’ learning experience.
Audition Format: Portfolio review of 5 pieces of artwork, brief interview, and completion of one drawing from observation.
Prepare and bring: Portfolio of 5 unframed, original works that demonstrate skill in one or more of the following media: drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage. (This may include work the student is planning to present when applying to screened high schools this fall.)
Note: The drawing exercise and brief interview will last approximately 90 minutes.
The vocal music studio is designed to enhance and refine the musical skills and techniques of young, aspiring vocal musicians. The curriculum develops music performance skills through the understanding of a variety of vocal music repertoire.
Audition Format: A cappella (without accompaniment) performance of one prepared selection before music faculty, voice assessment, rhythm and tonal memory test.
Prepare: One musical selection in any style to demonstrate vocal quality and range (length of selection is not critical). Examples of appropriate selections: “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Amazing Grace"
Ellen Mauser | Program Manager
Office of Arts and Special Projects
New York City Department of Education