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Registration Deadline: 15 April 2015

Call or email MSCA Director Robert Smith to arrange alternate audition dates:

Robert Smith, Director
Maryland Summer Center for the Arts
(410) 548-4777

Instructions for On-Site Auditions and Interviews

(Also see the MSDE PDF at Fine and Performing Arts at Salisbury University)

To be considered for selection, students must complete an audition and interview for each course selection. Two auditions/interview sessions are scheduled:

Saturday, April 18
Franklin Middle School
10 Cockeysmill Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136


Saturday, April 25
Salisbury University
Fulton Hall Lobby
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801-6860

You must contact the Center Director at 410-548-4777 to register for an audition date as well as a morning or afternoon session. Date and time assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. The morning session will begin at 9:00 a.m.; the afternoon session will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Orchestra students must bring their own music and instruments for the audition. Orchestra students should prepare a three-minute selection using standard audition procedures, including sight-reading and major and chromatic scales. Orchestra applicants should seek the help of their school or private instructors when choosing solos and preparing for the audition. Accompaniment should not be used.

Musical Theatre Performance students should prepare a piece from a Broadway musical which does not exceed three minutes. Students should bring their own music; an accompanist will be provided. Students will also be tested for vocal range and sight-singing ability.

Acting students should perform a monologue, which must be memorized, from a published play or other piece of literature for no longer than two minutes. You are encouraged to choose material appropriate to your age level. Musical selections and material from films or television are not acceptable. Students may also be asked to perform an improvisation or other exercise.

Digital Filmmaking students will be interviewed and should be prepared to discuss their interests and experience. Students may bring sample tapes, DVDs, drawings, designs or plots (not required).

Integrated Visual Arts students should bring three samples of their work and be prepared to discuss their goals in studying in their area of interest. Bring sketch book and pencils in order to participate in a still-life sketch exercise.

Creative Writing students should submit three (3) poems or one short story of no less than three pages, or a combination of both. Include a paragraph introducing yourself with a brief history of your writing life, and why you would like to participate in the program. Applicants will be interviewed, and should be prepared to discuss their writing interests.

Mail completed application to:

Robert Smith, Director,
Maryland Summer Center for the Fine and Performing Arts
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801-6860
(410) 548-4777 Ext. 2
Email: msca@salisbury.edu

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