Step 1: Record Your Video
Due March 7th, 2024

The first step in the application will be a video performance. Create a video of yourself singing your audition song with a short verbal introduction. Your song must be an Art song, Folk song, Aria or traditional Musical Theater selection (no pop, hymns, or choral arrangements) and it must be accompanied, either live or prerecorded. Follow the script below and state the following at the beginning of your video:

  1. Your first and last name, age (as of April 6, 2024).
  2. Your current grade, the school you attend, what city it is in, as well as what city you live in.
  3. The name of your current or recent (within the last two years) choir director. Please include first and last name.
  4. The name and composer of your audition song, as well as its highest and lowest notes.
  5. Following this introduction, sing for no more than 3 minutes. You may shorten piano accompaniments as needed. 

Upload your video to YouTube (you will have to create a YouTube account if you don’t already have one). Make sure your video is marked unlisted – not private. If labeled as unlisted, It will only be viewed by scholarship judges or anyone else you decide to share it with.

Some Video Tips

The easiest way to create your video is with a good Smart Phone which can upload directly to YouTube. Editing of your video is not allowed, with the exception of splicing together your verbal introduction to your vocal performance. Do not edit or in any way enhance your vocal performance. We suggest you sing from memory so you can look directly into the camera. The video should show approximately 50% of your body (from the waist up). Smile, speak clearly and do your best!