Video Audition Information

Below you will find a list of Video Audition requirements by program and major (if applicable). Please review the requirements carefully and, when you’re ready to submit your materials, click the “Submit Your Audition Materials” button at the bottom of this page.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BEGIN

WHICH PROGRAMS REQUIRE AN AUDITION?
Summer Sessions 1-4, Winter Workshop, BAA Junior, and the College Audition Workshop all require an audition. The Adult Professional Workshop, One Day Master Classes and Weekly Class Series do NOT require an audition.

WHAT ARE MAJORS AND WHICH PROGRAMS HAVE THEM?
Students in the BAA Winter Workshop, and Summer Sessions 1-4 will attend their program in one of three Majors: Voice, Acting, or Dance. Students in BAA Junior will attend their program in either the Voice or Acting Major. Your Major is your focus while you’re with us and it also determines what you will perform for your final industry showcase (Voice Majors perform a short musical theatre selection, Acting Majors perform a short monologue, and Dance Majors perform a short solo theatre dance combination). You may audition for and be accepted into multiple Majors, but you will eventually declare only one Major per program you attend. In addition to your Major classes, you will have the opportunity to choose Elective classes in Voice, Acting, or Dance to improve your triple threat skills. Students in the College Audition Workshop do not attend in a specific major, though they do indicate whether they are primarily interested in Musical Theatre or Acting degrees and prepare material accordingly. Students in the Adult Professional Workshop do not attend in a specific major and are encouraged to showcase song AND monologue skills. Each of these programs has it’s own specific audition guidelines, which are listed at the bottom of this page.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO SUBMIT A VIDEO AUDITION?

  1. All prospective students and returning alumni must complete the 2017-2018 Online Application and pay a $25 yearly application fee before they can audition or re-audition for the 2017 season of programs.
  2. Review the Video Audition requirements below and be sure you have all the necessary audition material for the program(s) and major(s) you are most interested in attending. Submissions are not required to be of professional video quality but they should have a clear picture and clear sound. All video auditions must be solo material; group material will not be considered.
  3. Create an account for yourself in our online video submission system, Get Accept’d.
  4. Upload the required audition video(s) into your Get Accept’d account and submit. Please note that Get Accept’d charges a $25 fee that is separate from BAA’s regular application fee. You may choose to submit only a Video Audition, or you may submit your Video Audition AND a BAA Scholarship Application together.

If you are a BAA Alumnae who plans to re-audition to be considered for additional programs or majors, or because you missed the Alumni Deposit Deadline, please send us an email at alumniauditions@broadwayartistsalliance.org to check what materials will be required.

VIDEO AUDITION DEADLINES

  • Video Audition Deadline for Winter Workshop – January 10th, 2018
  • Video Audition Deadline for All Summer Intensives – April 4th, 2018
  • LATECOMERS Video Audition Deadline for All Summer Intensives – May 19th, 2018 (*these students will NOT be eligible for the April Early Tuition Discount and will be considered if spaces remain in each of our Summer Intensives)

VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUMMER SESSIONS 1-4

 

PROSPECTIVE VOICE MAJORS

  • Two contrasting 16 – 32 bar musical theatre selections (one of the two pieces may be a pop-rock selection) that demonstrate vocal range, musicianship, and performance skills. Live accompaniment is preferred although music tracks are also acceptable. No a cappella singing please. Solo material only; we will NOT be able to accept duets, trios, or group numbers as audition material. We will be looking to see that you’ve addressed the following questions with your song interpretation:
    • Character: Who am I?
    • Other/Scene Partner: Who am I talking to?
    • Objective: What do I want?
    • Tactics: What are the things I am doing during my song to get what I want?
    • Moment Before: What happened just now that prompted me to start singing?
    • Stakes: How important is what I want? What will happen if I don’t get it?
    • Environment: Where am I? In what time period does this piece take place?
  • The student may also choose to include a brief personal statement to give us a better sense of their personality and background.
  • If a student wishes to be considered for Voice and also Acting and/or Dance, they should prepare the audition materials listed for both Majors (see Acting and Dance specifications below).

PROSPECTIVE ACTING MAJORS

  • Two contrasting 1-minute monologues that demonstrate acting range, characterization, and performance skills.  We recommend contemporary, age appropriate monologues, and at least one of your selections should be comedic. Monologues may be taken from contemporary plays and/or monologue books. Solo material only; we will NOT be able to accept scene work as audition material. We will be looking to see that you’ve addressed the following questions with your monologue interpretation:
    • Character: Who am I?
    • Other/Scene Partner: Who am I talking to?
    • Objective: What do I want?
    • Tactics: What are the things I am doing during my monologue to get what I want?
    • Moment Before: What happened just now that prompted me to start speaking?
    • Stakes: How important is what I want? What will happen if I don’t get it?
    • Environment: Where am I? In what time period does this piece take place?
  • The student may also choose to include a brief personal statement to give us a better sense of their personality and background.
  • If a student wishes to be considered for Acting and also Voice and/or Dance, they should prepare the audition materials listed for both Majors (see Acting and Dance specifications below).

PROSPECTIVE DANCE MAJORS

  • Submit all of the video footage listed below. Please make sure that your choreographed piece(s) are in one video file and your required skills are in another video file:
    • Choreographed piece(s): Two to Five minutes of solo dance material that demonstrates technique, flexibility, characterization, style and musicality. We recommend submitting two or three shorter combinations (at least one piece must be Jazz or Theatre Dance; the remaining pieces may be in any style, although tap and ballet are recommended). We will NOT be able to accept group dance numbers as audition material.
    • Required Skill #1: Footage of the student doing a clean double pirouette on the right and left sides (either turned in or turned out).
    • Required Skill #2: Footage of the student doing a grand jete on the right and left sides (straight leg or through développé).
    • Required Skill #3: Footage of the student performing one additional “trick”. Tricks may include switch leaps, tumbling, multiple pirouettes, side leaps, fouetté turns, flexibility tricks, etc.
  • Dancers should wear form-fitting dance attire and appropriate footwear to allow us to see their movements clearly. For the required skill videos, please do not wear specialty shoes (i.e. pointe shoes, tap shoes).
  • We will be looking for dancers who have a strong sense of story telling through movement. Give some thought to the character you are playing and use your choreography to express what that character wants and how they are trying to accomplish their goal.
  • The student may also choose to include a brief personal statement to give us a better sense of their personality and background.
  • If a student wishes to be considered for Dance and also Acting and/or Voice, they should prepare the audition materials listed for both Majors (see Acting and Dance specifications below

For potential Dance Major Scholarship information, please click here.

VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR BAA JUNIOR

BAA Jr. classes are not divided into specific majors but receive classes in all three artistic disciplines of Voice, Acting and Dance. To be considered for BAA Jr., participants must prepare TWO (2) of the following options for their audition.

PROSPECTIVE VOICE MAJORS

  • Two contrasting 16 – 32 bar musical theater selections that demonstrate vocal range, musicianship, and performance skills. Live accompaniment is preferred although the use of music tracks is also acceptable. Solo material only; we will NOT be able to accept duets, trios, or group numbers as audition material.

PROSPECTIVE ACTING MAJORS

  • Two 1-minute contemporary monologues that demonstrate acting range, characterization, and performance skills.  Your monologue may be taken from contemporary plays or a monologue book. Solo material only; we will NOT be able to accept scene work as audition material.

OPTIONAL FOR STRONG DANCERS, BUT NOT REQUIRED

  • 1-2 minutes of solo jazz or theatre dance material that demonstrate technique, flexibility, characterization, and musicality. Students may perform choreography they have learned or they may perform original choreography. We will NOT be able to accept duet, trio, or group dance numbers as audition material.

VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COLLEGE AUDITION WORKSHOP

College Audition Workshop students do not declare Majors but will research and workshop songs and monologues depending on which type of college program they wish to attend.  To be considered for this program, participants must prepare at least TWO (2) of the following options for their audition.

  • A 16 – 32 bar musical theater selection that demonstrates vocal range, musicianship, and performance skills. Live accompaniment is preferred although the use of music tracks is also acceptable. Solo material only; we will NOT be able to accept duets, trios, or group numbers as audition material.
  • A 1-minute contemporary monologue that demonstrates acting range, characterization, and performance skills.  Your monologue may be taken from contemporary plays or a monologue book. Solo material only; we will NOT be able to accept scene work as audition material.
  • We will be looking to see that you’ve addressed the following questions with your song and monologue selections:
    • Character: Who am I?
    • Other/Scene Partner: Who am I talking to?
    • Objective: What do I want?
    • Tactics: What are the things I am doing during my song/monologue to get what I want?
    • Moment Before: What happened just now that prompted me to start singing/speaking?
    • Stakes: How important is what I want? What will happen if I don’t get it?
    • Environment: Where am I? In what time period does this piece take place?

PLEASE NOTE: One Day Master Classes and the Adult Professional Workshop do not require an audition, but students interested in those programs only must still complete a 2017-2018 BAA Online Application

Click below if you are ready to Submit an Audition Video through Get Accept’d.