Step 1: Record your video - DUE March 25, 2017
The first step in the audition will be via video performance. Create a video of yourself singing your audition song with a short verbal introduction. Your song must be an Art song, Folk song or Aria (no musical theater, pop or choral arrangements) and it must be accompanied, either live or prerecorded. Follow this script and state the following at the beginning of your video:
- Your first and last name, age (as of April 8, 2017).
- Your current grade, the school you attend, what city it is in, as well as what city you live in.
- The name of your current choir director (first and last name).
- The name and composer of your audition song, as well as its highest and lowest notes.
- Following this introduction, sing for no more than 3 minutes (you may shorten piano accompaniments as needed).
Upload your video to YouTube (you will have to create a YouTube account if you don't already have one). Make sure your video is marked unlisted - not private or public. If labeled as unlisted, It will only be viewed by scholarship judges or anyone else you decide to share it with.
Some video tips
The easiest way to create your video is with a good Smart Phone which can upload directly to YouTube. Editing of your video is not allowed, with the exception of splicing together your verbal introduction to your vocal performance. Do not edit or in any way enhance your vocal performance. We suggest you sing from memory so you can look directly into the camera. The video should show approximately 50% of your body (from the waist up). Smile, speak clearly and do your best!
Don't get intimidated! She's a college graduate, not an 18 year old, like she states in her introduction. This video is simply to give you an example of how simple it is to make your video. This was shot with an iPhone.