VAPA DAY – Auditions to be held on Saturday, May 12th

Hello Future Charter Students!  

What is VAPA Day?
 
VAPA Day is a day to showcase your talents and meet your teachers. Students will have the opportunity to audition into more challenging classes based on abilities.   No one will be denied entry into the VAPA program of his/her interest.  
When is VAPA Day? 
 
When: May 12, 2018
Where: IRCHS Campus – 6055 College Ln. Vero Beach, FL 32966
 
9:00am – General Meeting in the Charter Dome 
9:15am–  Auditions and interviews begin 
 
AUDITION SIGN UPS WILL GO LIVE ON APRIL 2, 2018!
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What should I prepare for on VAPA Day? 
Here is a list of what what you should expect/prepare for, by department, on VAPA Day:
Orchestra: WHAT TO PREPARE 
Students should be prepared to perform a piece they are comfortable with that showcases their talents, such as an etude, a solo & ensemble selection, a passage from their MPA music, or anything else that demonstrates their skills. They may also be asked to play some scales and do a short sight-reading.
The purpose of this audition is for placement into the chamber orchestra or symphonic orchestra classes.
Percussion: WHAT TO PREPARE 
All students are welcome in percussion class.  If you would like to demonstrate your abilities,  students should prepare anything that showcases their abilities on their strongest percussion instrument(s) (such as drum set, snare drum, or keyboard).
The purpose of the audition is to give the instructor  an idea of the students’ strengths
Photography II & Film II: WHAT TO PREPARE 
If they want to enroll in Photo 2 they have to provide a portfolio of images with evidence that they have taken Photo 1 either here or elsewhere, or some equivalent private education such as workshops, online study, working as an apprentice, etc. Photo 3 and 4 require Photo 1 and 2 as prerequisites.  Film II may be considered for a student who is able to show a short film he/she has made.
The purpose of this audition is to bypass photography I and Film I.
Instrumental Jazz: WHAT TO PREPARE 
Students should be prepared to play a piece of their choosing that showcases their ability. This could be any style of music such as rock, jazz, pop, or country. Drummers should demonstrate funk, rock, jazz and latin grooves if possible. Students may also be asked to play some scales and sight read a selection of music.
The purpose of the audition is for placement in one of four Jazz Ensembles, or placement in the Guitar 1 class.
Choir: WHAT TO PREPARE
There is no prepared requirements. All audition material will be taught on sight for Choir Auditions. It will consist of a vocal exercise and a short melodic demonstration.
The purpose of the audition is for an understanding of the strengths of the income vocal students
Visual Arts Department: WHAT TO PREPARE 
Students may bring in any previous work in and of the visual arts: sketches, drawings, sculptures, paintings, etc.  This is an informal meeting about your interests in the arts.
The purpose of the meeting is NOT an audition, but a conversation about what class to take and an opportunity to meet teachers and have us review their work. We will also talk about the Arts Endorsement and the opportunity to take AP level classes.
Dance Department: WHAT TO PREPARE 
Bring clothes to dance in (leotard and tights). Hair in a bun. An informal, short ballet class will be taught. No experience necessary.
The purpose of this class is to properly place the student in the appropriate class, depending on their current level.
Acting Theatre: WHAT TO PREPARE 
Students should prepare (off book) one or two of the monologues listed under the list of Audition Monologues (FOR VAPA DAY and COMP) Under the AUDITIONS Tab at www.irchstheatre.org
Although it is strongly suggested that all new acting students take Acting I, the purpose of this audition is for placement in higher level Acting classes.
Musical Theatre: WHAT TO PREPARE 
Students should prepare 1 to 2 minutes of a song with a backing track.  It is recommended that the backing (instrumental track) be on your phone as we will plug it into our sound system via AUX cord.  You may prepare a piece ACapella, but singing with a backing track is preferred.
Although it is strongly suggested that all new acting students take Musical Theatre I, the purpose of this audition is for placement in higher level Musical Theatre classes.
Technical Theatre: WHAT TO PREPARE 
There is no prepared requirements. This is an informational meeting to discuss class options in technical theatre.  This is more of an informative meeting with a potential student than an audition.
The purpose of this meeting is to explain the different technical theatre options to the student.
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