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ADMISSIONS

LACHSA  APPLY   MUSIC

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MUSIC DEPARTMENT

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Thank you for your interest in applying to the LACHSA Music Department!  Please review the following requirements for applying to our department.

PLEASE NOTE - New admission requirements for the upcoming audition season are posted every October. The requirements below are subject to change.

IMPORTANT DATES

January (Date TBA):

  • Online Application Submission

 

February (Dates TBA):

  • Pre-screen video

February (Dates TBA):

  • Vocal and Instrumental auditions and callbacks

March (Date TBA):

  • Decision letters emailed

Please allow ample time to upload your online application. Late or incomplete online applications will not be considered. Time and schedule for callbacks determined once all pre-screen videos have been received.  Unfortunately, we cannot take requests for callbacks on a specific day or time.

OVERVIEW 

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP ONE

INSTRUMENTALISTS:

Fully complete and submit the LACHSA online application by the date listed above.

VOCALISTS:

Fully complete and submit the LACHSA online application by the date listed above.

STEP TWO

INSTRUMENTALISTS:

Prepare your piece of music.

VOCALISTS:

Prepare your piece of music. Record a video of you performing your piece of music following the guidelines below. Submit your recording as your pre-screen video by date listed above. 

STEP THREE

INSTRUMENTALISTS:

Perform your piece at the audition on the date listed above. Bring a hard copy of your current grades.

VOCALISTS:

Callbacks are based on your pre-screen video and are held in-person on the date listed above.

PLEASE NOTE - Auditions and callbacks are granted only if all general requirements for attending LACHSA have been met. The time and scheduling of auditions and callbacks is determined by the department and requests for specific audition times or dates cannot be accommodated. 

AUDITIONS

VOCAL MUSIC

Students auditioning for Vocal Music should read the following carefully:

Applicants for the LACHSA Music Vocal Department will be chosen from an online video pre-screen.

Applicants must submit two separate video files containing their two selections as described below.

Approximately 40 Music Vocal applicants will be selected for final call back auditions.

Submit video files to lachsa_vocalauditions@lacoe.edu.

NOTE: Applicants MAY NOT submit professional video recordings. Smart phone videos are preferred. Professional recordings will be disqualified - professional editing of any type is strictly prohibited and will disqualify your application.

WHAT TO SING

Two (2) selections from the following :

  • A classical aria or art song in any language. Recommended: "Caro Mio Ben" or any song from the 21 Italian Art Songs book. Links below:

MIDI - Caro Mio Ben (Eb)

MIDI - Caro Mio Ben (C)

PDF - Caro Mio Ben (Eb)

PDF - Caro Mio Ben (C)

PDF - Caro Mio Ben (D Bass Clef)

PDF - Caro Mio Ben (D Treble Clef)

 

  • Any song in any style. (i.e. pop, R&B, jazz, musical theatre, gospel, etc.).

HOW TO PERFORM

  • Dress nicely, as for an interview.  Your face and body should be clearly seen. No one else should be in the video.

  • State your name and song title at the beginning of each track.

  • Use a live accompanist or pre-recorded track with no other vocals. No a capella.

  • Selections MUST both be memorized. Applicants will be disqualified if their selections are not memorized.

HOW TO RECORD AND UPLOAD

  • Camera must be in a fixed position. No multiple angles.

  • Shoot in a well-lit, indoor location in the spirit of a recital or audition.

  • Record song in a single take from start to finish. Do not edit tracks/videos together.

  • Accompaniment must not be louder than your voice.

  • Upload individual tracks/videos to Vimeo or YouTube ONLY.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY

HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

LACHSA (Building 20)

5151 State University Drive Los Angeles CA 90032

323-343-2550 (p)  |  323-343-2574 (f)

lachsa_info@lacoe.edu

Los Angeles County

Office of Education

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