ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - INSTRUMENTAL
Thank you for your interest in applying to the LACHSA Music Department! Please review the following requirements for applying to our department.
The requirements below are subject to change.
All auditions, callbacks and/or portfolio reviews will be done in person unless otherwise noted and are subject to change for health and/or safety guidelines.
January 12, 2024:
Online Application Submission Due Date
Pre-Screen Audition Videos Due Date
February 24, 2024:
March 15, 2024:
Decision Letters Emailed
OVERVIEW | APPLICATION PROCESS
Start preparing your two audition pieces of music. Fully complete and submit the LACHSA online application by Friday, January 12, 2024.
Record videos of you performing your two pieces of music following the guidelines below. Submit your video recordings by Friday, January 12, 2024.
A limited number of applicants will be invited to a live callback audition at LACHSA on February 24, 2024. If granted a callback, see requirements below.
Please allow ample time to submit your online application and upload any required materials. Late or incomplete online applications will not be considered. The time and scheduling of auditions and callbacks is determined by the department and requests for specific audition times or dates cannot be accommodated. All auditions and/or callbacks will be held in person unless otherwise noted.
PLEASE NOTE - Auditions and callbacks are granted only if all general requirements for attending LACHSA have been met.
PRE-SCREEN VIDEOS | MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL
WHAT TO PLAY
Two (2) selections:
Each applicant will perform two (2) contrasting pieces or movements that are representative of technical ability.
Each applicant will Include a selection or movement in a SLOW tempo AND one in a LIVELY tempo.
*Percussion applicants have specific requirements outlined below.
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 title at of the piece the beginning of each piece.
No other instruments or pre-recorded tracks should accompany your piece.
HOW TO RECORD AND UPLOAD
Camera must be in a fixed position.
Shoot in a well-lit, indoor location as in a recital or audition.
Record song in a single take from start to finish. Do not edit tracks/videos together.
Each piece will be recorded separately and uploaded to a file-sharing platform (ie. Vimeo, YouTube)
A link to submit your pre-screen videos will be sent after November 1, 2023.
VIDEO DISCLAIMER: 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.
CALLBACKS | MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL
After successfully submitting the LACHSA application and pre-screen audition video, a limited number of applicants will be invited to participate in a live callback audition. During the callbacks, applicants will be asked to:
Perform the same piece(s) of music they submitted in pre-screen videos
Perform scales on their instrument (select your instrument in the drop-down menu below for specific requirements)
Demonstrate sight reading
Participate in a short interview with music faculty
CALLBACKS | ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS BY INSTRUMENT
Additional requirements for callback auditions will be posted soon. Please check back for updates.