TWIGS Auditions

TWIGS auditions are held each spring for the upcoming school year. Auditions for the 2019-20 school year will be held April 29-May 6, 2019.

Below you can review the audition instructions for this year. Please review our curriculum offerings first.

Dance

Applicants will participate in a brief dance movement class as part of the audition. For the audition, wear a leotard, convertible tights, and ballet slippers. Spandex shorts/gym shorts and a close- fitting t-shirt may be worn. No skirts, leg warmers, costumes, or jeans. Feet may be bare. Loose-fitting clothing or jewelry should not be worn. Hair should be pulled away from the face and neck and securely pinned back. The audition process typically lasts about two hours.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Students entering grade 6 in September 2019 can audition.

4:30 pm Students entering grade 6

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Students entering grades 7 and 8 in September 2019 can audition.

4:30 pm Students entering grades 7 and 8

Friday, May 3, 2019

Students entering grade 5 in September 2019 can audition.

4:30 pm Students entering grade 5

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Students entering grades 2–4 in September 2019 can audition.

9 am Students entering grade 2 with last names beginning with A–L

11 am Students entering grade 2 with last names beginning with M–Z

1 pm Students entering grade 3 with last names beginning with A–L

2:30 pm Students entering grade 3 with last names beginning with M–Z

4 pm Students entering grade 4

Music – Instrumental

Bring your instrument. We provide a piano and a harp for these auditions and a snare drum for percussion auditions. Bring sheet music and be prepared to play one or two selections and one or two scales on your instrument.

Students entering grades 2-4 in September 2019 can audition for the following instruments:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

4:45 pm Piano

Monday, May 6, 2019

4:45 pm Violin, Harp

Students entering grades 5-8 in September 2019 can audition for the following instruments:

Monday, April 29, 2019

4:45 pm Cello, Bass, Trumpet, French Horn, Percussion

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

4:45 pm Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

4:45 pm Piano, Guitar

Monday, May 6, 2019

4:45 pm Violin, Viola, Harp

Music – Vocal

Be prepared to sing America (My Country ’Tis of Thee). Accompaniment will be provided.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Students entering grades 6–8 in September 2019 can audition.

9 am Students with last names beginning with A–L

10 am Students with last names beginning with M–Z

Theatre

Each applicant must perform a memorized monologue (one character’s speech from a play) no more than two minutes in length or a poem approximately one-minute long.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Students entering grades 5-8 in September 2019 can audition.

10 am Students with last names beginning with A–L

1 pm Students with last names beginning with M–Z

Stage Design & Production

Previous experience is not required. Each applicant should bring examples of his/her artwork (drawings, paintings, sculpture, collage, etc.). Applicants should be prepared to discuss their artwork. Any experience working on performances, (e.g., plays, concerts, dance shows) may be included in the discussion.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Students entering grades 5-8 in September 2019 can audition.

10 am Students with last names beginning with A–L

1 pm Students with last names beginning with M–Z

Visual Arts

Students entering grades 4 and 5 should come prepared to complete an art activity in a classroom environment. Materials will be provided.

Please note all 4th and 5th grade visual arts classes are one-year programs. Students entering grades 4, 5, and 6 must audition each year to participate.

Students entering grades 6-8 should choose 12 examples of their artwork they particularly like. This could include drawings, paintings, ceramics, prints, weavings, metal, woodworking, or anything else made by hand in school or at home. Applicants should be prepared to discuss their artwork. They will also complete a drawing exercise during the audition. Materials will be provided. The audition may last up to two hours.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Students entering grade 4 in September 2019 can audition.

4:45 pm Students entering grade 4 with the last names A-L

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Students entering grade 4 in September 2019 can audition.

4:45 pm Students entering grade 4 with the last names M-Z

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Students entering grade 5 in September 2019 can audition.

4:45 pm Students entering grade 5 with the last names A-L

Friday, May 3, 2019

Students entering grade 5 in September 2019 can audition.

4:45 pm Students entering grade 5 with the last names M-Z

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 in September 2019 can audition.

9:30 am Students entering grades 6,7, and 8 with the last names A-L

1:30 pm Students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 with the last names M-Z

Visual Storytelling

Each applicant must write a story based on a photograph they will receive as part of their application online. The applicant must bring the story to the audition. At the audition, applicants should be prepared to create an additional story and discuss their work.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Students entering grade 8 in September 2019 can audition.

10 am Students with the last names beginning with A-L

1 pm Students with the last names beginning with M-Z

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