Adam Bodony
Artistic Director

Janette Brown
Executive Director

Susan Kitterman
Founder and Artistic Director Emerita

Video Audition Standard and Instructions

  • Recordings must be submitted online through Acceptd. Physical CDs, DVDs, tapes, emailed files and YouTube links will not be accepted.
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  • The recording should be in a video format such as MP4, MOV, MPG, MPED, etc.
  • Video submissions must not be edited.
  • Please adhere to the time limits on the Audition Requirements document. Additional footage will not be reviewed.

 

The following are guidelines to be used when recording the audition video:

  • There is no specific dress code requirement though dressing nicely may help exude more confidence. Think about what you would wear for an in-person audition and plan accordingly (i.e. wearing pajamas is not appropriate for an audition).
  • The student should state their name at the beginning of the video. They should also clearly state information such as the scale they are playing and the name of their prepared piece or excerpt.
  • Stand close enough to the camera that we can see you but not so close that the sound quality distorts or part of your instrument is out of frame. We recommend making a test recording to make sure you are happy with the way it looks and sounds. While you will not be evaluated on the quality of the recording device, we want to be able to see and hear you in your best form. If you have multiple recording settings on your device, experiment with increasing the quality.
  • Stay within the frame. It is okay to move your head, hands and body – be natural and not stiff. Your face, hands, instrument and bow stroke (if applicable) should be visible in the frame while you are playing.

 

 

  • Don’t leave your recording for the last minute. It may also be helpful to record a few practice videos in advance. If possible, ask your private lesson teacher and/or school band or orchestra director for help preparing for or even reviewing practice videos or your final video.
  • Review your final video in its entirety before uploading it. Incomplete videos may not be viewed by adjudicators.
  • Final audition videos must be submitted by Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 11:59pm. Media processing can take a considerable amount of time. We recommend that if you have larger media files (close to or more than 1GB) that you upload those files days in advance of the deadline to avoid upload delays.

 

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