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Auditions: Artists' Performing Showcase (APS)

Artists’ Performing Showcase 2018
The Artists’ Performing Showcase is an annual event at The School of Performing Arts.  This collaborative and prestigious performance highlights selected students from the Dance, Theatre and Music Departments as well as our faculty. This performance is the “best of the best”. It represents who we are and celebrates the tremendous efforts of our students and their passion to be an artist! 

Auditions: Sunday, January 28th 4:00pm
Dress Rehearsal:  Thursday, February 22nd evening/TBA exact breakdowns
Performance: Friday, February 23rd, 7:30pm at Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College

Audition Information
What:  APS Auditions

When:  January 28th 4:00pm

Where:  Theatre Studio, The School of Performing Arts

Who:  Solo, duets, trios and performing ensembles represented from the music, dance or theatre department that meet the audition criteria. See audition/nomination criteria below. 
How:  *New this year*: The student must be a current student at The School of Performing Arts, in good standing and must be nominated by their teacher to audition.  Students who are eligible and interested should talk to their teachers. Audition forms can be found on the website or from your teacher and are due to the front office by Friday, January 26th. 

 This year’s APS Committee will be comprised of our Department Heads and Founding Director and lead team.  The APS committee has created a new exciting artistic vision for this production. Part of that vision includes a one act format, thus resulting in very limited number of spots in the showcase.   

2018 Nomination/Audition Criteria:

1.    Selections should be no more than 2 ½ - 4 minutes long.

a.    2-3 ½ min is ideal for music selections. We may consider a 4 – 5 minute music selection for older/advanced students.

b.    No more than 3 minutes for dance selections

c.    Theatrical/Musical Theatre Selections shouldn’t exceed 4 minutes.

2.    Music nominees should have intermediate-advance musician skills. We aren’t looking at specific age requirements at all, but rather students that are in the intermediate/advance levels.

3.    Solo and group dance/theatre/acting nominations should demonstrate well developed and strong technique for level. 

4.    Pieces should be completely mastered and memorized for the audition. Students should dress appropriately and in performance attire for their audition.

5.    All nominations should have outstanding performance quality and demonstrate an understanding of the meaning behind their piece. 

6.    All students auditioning must fill out audition form, including the final short essay question at the bottom of the form.

7.    Nominees should show confidence and professionalism in the presentation of their audition/performance as well as appropriate concert/performance attire or costume if appropriate. 

Earlier Event: January 22
Music Department: 2nd Semester begins
Later Event: January 29
Theatre Department: 2nd Semester begins