This information was originally posted on the OCSA website – here.
The Integrated Arts Conservatory audition is a two-round process. Please note, not all applicants will be invited to round
Round One: Application, Portfolio & Video Submission
Please submit a completed application, portfolio and video based upon the requirements below.
At the beginning of your video, please clearly state your name, current age and the grade you are applying to.
Be sure to indicate if you are a current OCSA student, and, if so, which conservatory you are in.
Videos should have good lighting, show at least ¾ of the student’s body and have no disruptive background
To protect your privacy, the YouTube video should be uploaded as “unlisted” so it cannot be publicly viewed.
YouTube video must be titled LAST NAME, FIRST NAME: Integrated Arts Audition (grade)
example: DOE, JOHN: Integrated Arts Audition (8)
Copy and paste your YouTube video URL (web address) into an email and send to: IAAuditions@ocsarts.net
Your email subject line must be the same as your video title, as explained above.
DO NOT use the share/email function within your YouTube account because it will be blocked by
Video and portfolio submissions must be sent in at the time the application is mailed in or dropped off.
Applications that do not have a completed video AND portfolio will be considered incomplete and will not be
Once your video and portfolio have been submitted to OCSA, the submission is final and changes cannot be
made. Failure to follow these instructions may result in your application not being processed.
Video & Portfolio Requirements
Students must showcase at least three aspects of the arts. These items can include a song, monologue, dance,
art work (painting, drawing and/or ceramics), set design, video of a film piece, or creative writing. No instrumental
pieces. If submitting photography, student must also submit other artwork. Photography does not count as an
aspect of art by itself. Students may present more than three aspects of the arts. Students should not perform
multiple dances or songs.
If an applicant is performing a song, they are encouraged to perform songs in their entirety, but no less than 32
bars. Do not sing along to another person on the tape and do not sing acapella (without music). Songs must be
Monologues must be a minimum of 1 minute and must be memorized. No monologues from movies or cartoons.
Songs, monologues, film pieces and dancing must be submitted via YouTube. (see instructions above)
Creative writing and artwork should be stapled or placed in a standard folder and turned in with the application.
Artwork cannot be larger than a standard 8.5X11 piece of paper. No original work. Items will not be returned. If
submitting ceramic work, etc., the item should be photographed onto an 8.5X11 paper and submitted in the
portfolio. Work that is placed in oversized folders, portfolios, etc. will not be accepted and will be
Videos and portfolios of academically approved applicants will be submitted to the Integrated Arts Director for review.
All applicants will be notified via e-mail whether they have or have not been selected to move on to round two.
INTEGRATED ARTS CONSERVATORY
Audition Requirements 2014-15
O r a n g e C o u n t y S c h o o l o f t h e A r t s
Round Two: On-Site Audition
Students will participate in a personal interview with the Director and should bring with them as many items as
possible that demonstrate their talents, interests, and potential for growth in the arts.
Students must bring at least three aspects of the arts to the audition. These items can include a song,
monologue, dance, art work (painting, drawing and/or ceramics), set design, video of a film piece, or creative
writing. Students should not perform multiple dances or songs.
Songs should be no more than 32 bars and you must provide your own accompanist or track (cassette or CD).
Do not sing along to another person on the tape and do not sing acapella (without music). Students should not
sing to music being played from an iPhone, as it is generally not loud enough. Songs and monologues must be
No monologues from movies or cartoons. No accents.
No instrumental pieces.
Creative writing pieces should be typed.
Creative writing and artwork should be neatly organized and submitted in a folder. All artwork and creative writing
pieces should be on paper NO larger than 8.5X11 and placed in an appropriate sized folder that holds 8.5X11
paper. Work that is placed in oversized folders, portfolios, etc. will be disqualified.
No original artwork should be submitted. Work will not be returned.
If you are going use a laptop, have it ready to play before entering the audition room.
There will be no accompanist. A portable stereo for CDs and iPods will be available.
A piano will be available for you play or you may bring your own accompanist.
Please come well groomed and do not wear flip-flops.
Please bring a current photo – one that will help us remember you.
In your on-site audition, you may utilize the same material as you used in round one or, you may submit
entirely new material.
For questions concerning the audition requirements for the Integrated Arts Conservatory, please email: