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Audition/Video Portfolio

Acceptance to the Long Island High School for the Arts is based on a competitive audition and review of student records to ensure success in both the demanding studio work and the challenging academic programs. Students who are Nassau or Suffolk County residents in the 8th or 9th grade are eligible to audition. Students should inform his/her guidance counselor of his/her decision to apply to the Long Island High School for the Arts, so the appropriate district procedure is followed to file an application.

Students who attend the Long Island High School for the Arts come from both Nassau and Suffolk Counties and reflect the diverse racial and cultural composition of Long Island.

Upload Your Work

For Performing Arts (Dance, Music & Theatre

Applicants interested in this pathway can choose to submit an audition in Dance, Theatre, Musical Theatre, or Music Performance (vocal or instrumental).

Option #1: Drama/Musical Theatre
Please upload one song and one monologue, as separate files.

Songs

Musical Theatre, applicants should prepare 1 song. The song can be a ballad or up-tempo and can be contemporary or classic and 32 bars minimum. This piece should be accompanied by live piano or an instrumental track. No acapella singing, please.

Monologues

Both Drama/Musical Theatre applicants should prepare one monologue. Monologues must be from a published play and cannot be from television shows, or movies.

Long Island High School for the Arts has a suggested monologue and song list, however, applicants are not required to select from the list.

Option #2: Vocal or Instrumental Music

Applicants should prepare a vocal/ instrumental solo selection of approximately 2 minutes in length from any genre of music (including pieces composed by the applicant.) This piece should be accompanied by live piano or an instrumental track. No acapella singing, please.

Students are encouraged to pick a style of music that reflects their musical interests and may sing or play any song for the audition. If it is a vocal selection, it suggested that it not mimic a popular performer’s style, but rather display originality and technical proficiency.

Long Island High School for the Arts has a suggested monologue and song list, however, applicants are not required to select from the list.

Option #3: Dance
Applicants should upload a 90-second dance solo in any genre of dance.

For Visual & Digital Arts (Fine Arts, Digital Media & 3-D Animation)

Applicants interested in this pathway can choose to submit samples of their work in either Visual/Fine Art, Digital Art (or a combination of both).

Option #1: Visual/Fine Art
Please upload your visual/fine art pieces. You may submit up to 10 pieces. Which may include:

  • Photographs of three-dimensional works of art (e.g. sculptures)
  • Paintings and/or drawings
  • Original architectural drawings of student-designed structures

Option #2: Digital Art
Please upload your digital art pieces. You may submit up to 10 pieces. Which may include:

  • Artistic photographs
  • Electronic works, such as animations, digital “drawings” or “paintings”
  • A link to a website you designed
  • An original logo created in photoshop

For Scenic Carpentry & Production Technologies

Directions: Please submit a 2-minute video which answers the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in this program/pathway?
  2. What skills and experiences make you a strong candidate for this program/pathway?

For Sonic Arts (Audio Production & Sound Engineering)

Directions: Please submit a 2-minute video which answers the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in this program/pathway?
  2. What skills and experiences make you a strong candidate for this program/pathway?

For Multimedia Journalism (TV Production, Journalism, Podcasting & Voiceover)

Directions: Please submit a 2-minute video which answers the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in this program/pathway?
  2. What skills and experiences make you a strong candidate for this program/pathway?

For Game Design

Directions: Please submit a 2-minute video which answers the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in this program/pathway?
  2. What skills and experiences make you a strong candidate for this program/pathway?

For Expressive Arts & Human Development (Child Development, Art Therapies & Counseling)

Directions: Please submit a 2-minute video which answers the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in this program/pathway?
  2. What skills and experiences make you a strong candidate for this program/pathway?

Audition & Portfolio Submission

 

If you have any difficulty uploading your audition videos, please create a private YouTube Channel, upload video/videos, and send the link to lrogan@nasboces.org