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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - VOCAL

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

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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. 

IMPORTANT DATES

January 12, 2024:

  • Online Application Submission Due Date

  • Pre-Screen Audition Videos​ Due Date

February 24, 2024:

  • Callback Auditions

March 15, 2024:

  • Decision Letters Emailed

OVERVIEW   |  APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP ONE

Start preparing your two audition pieces of music. Fully complete and submit the LACHSA online application by Friday, January 12, 2024.

STEP TWO

Record videos of you performing your two pieces of music following the guidelines below. Submit your video recordings by Friday, January 12, 2024. 

STEP THREE

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   |  VOCAL MUSIC

WHAT TO SING

  • Two (2) song selections.

  • Each applicant MUST perform two (2) contrasting songs, arias, or vocal works

  • Each applicant will Include a selection or movement in a SLOW tempo AND one in a LIVELY tempo.

  • Vocal works should be representative of technical ability.

  • Each selection must include accompaniment (No acapella).

HOW TO PERFORM

  • Dress nicely, as for an interview. 

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

  • Your face and body should be clearly seen. No one else should be in the video.

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

  • Both selections MUST be memorized.

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

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.

  • Accompaniment must not be louder than your voice.

  • 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  |  VOCAL MUSIC

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 two pieces of music they submitted in pre-screen videos

  • Demonstrate sight reading

  • Participate in a short interview with music faculty

For department-specific questions, please reach out to the Music Department Chair, Michael Powers at powers_michael@lacoe.edu. For general admissions-related questions, please reach out to the Admissions Coordinator, Felicia Cain at lachsa_admissions@lacoe.edu.

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