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Santa Maria Arts Council

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INDIVIDUAL GRANTS
IN THE ARTS
COMPETITION

GRANTS AUDITION INFORMATION

Dance / Drama / Music
  • The performing arts categories allow 5 to 6 minutes total performance time. Time will be called whether you are finished or not.
  • You will introduce yourself and the works you will perform. Your words, diction, carriage, and presentation leave an impression with the judges. Be prepared for this opportunity.
  • During your audition, the judges may ask questions or have you comment on your training, goals, the audition itself, presentation, choreography, etc.
  • All auditions are closed.
  • Everything that you need for a successful audition should be ready - instrument tuned, voice ready, warmed up and prepared to perform. Auditions can run ahead of schedule, so be sure you are at least 30 minutes early for auditions, and allow for a 30 minute delay.
Dance
  • Dance auditions consist of 2 piece of contrasting ability, such as modern and classical. Your selections should clearly demonstrate the range of your proficiency.
  • Recorded music is permitted for dance auditions. Bring your music on CD or iPod, cued-up and ready to play.
  • Give credit for choreography, whether it your own or by someone else.
Drama / Musical Theater
  • Drama competitors may select either of these two formats:
  • Option 1: Two contrasting monologues (modern and classical, or comedy and drama) and 16 bars of accompanied music. or..
  • Option 2: One monologue and a contrasting scene that employs accompanied music and dance (example: "Star to Be" from Annie, or the "Frog Prince" from Honk.) This is a good option if you are strong in musical theatre.
  • Recorded music is permitted for drama auditions. Bring your music on CD or iPod, cued-up and ready to play.
Music
  • Music auditions consist of 2 pieces of contrasting ability. Your selections (or portions thereof) should clearly demonstrate the range of your proficiency.
  • Recorded accompaniment is permitted. Bring your music on CD or iPod.
  • Bring 3 xeroxed copies of your music for the judges. Music will be returned at the end of your audition. Please make sure your name is on each copy.

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Santa Maria Arts Council
P.O. Box 5
Santa Maria, CA
93455
The Santa Maria Arts Council is a 501c3 non-profit. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
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