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What to Bring to A Prep Workshop

Prepare a song, monologue, combination or portfolio piece for the Preliminary Round Application at the Prep Workshop!



ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
Bring samples of your work (2-3 pieces) in any media. These pieces should be intended for inclusion within your Preliminary Round Application. You will participate in and receive individual pointers on your work with suggestions on how to prepare your portfolio.

CREATIVE WRITING
Bring your ideas, writing samples, pencil and paper for an information-packed, “hands-on” writing workshop. Samples should be intended for inclusion in your Creative Writing manuscript for the Preliminary Round Application.

DANCE
You will participate in a ballet/modern/composition dance master class. Please wear appropriate dance attire (leotard and tights for ladies, t-shirt and tights for men) and secure your hair away from your face. If you do not have a leotard, please wear clothing that is not too baggy and allows you to move! Bring ballet shoes if you have them, although bare feet are preferred for modern dance. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle with you.

DRAMA
Please prepare a 60-90 second monologue. You will participate in a “hands-on” drama and improvisation workshop and receive individual suggestions about your monologue. We highly recommend that your monologue be memorized, if at all possible. Please wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.

FILM + PHOTOGRAPHY
Bring samples of your work in video, film or photography. Bring a flash drive or CD if you have images to show on a provided laptop. You will participate in a “hands-on” workshop and receive individual pointers on your work with suggestions on how to prepare your Preliminary Round portfolio. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper. IF AVAILABLE, please bring digital cameras, video cameras and/or a laptop to use during workshop.

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
Bring your instrument and a solo piece on which you would like assistance. You will participate in a workshop with other instrumentalists, play your solos for each other and have ample opportunity to ask questions. Please also be prepared to play scales. Pianos are the only instruments that will be provided. Large percussionist instruments (marimbas, timpani, drum sets) may be provided only if the workshop site agrees to allow GSA the use of the instruments and if the student notifies the GSA administration in advance of the workshop.

MUSICAL THEATRE
The musical theatre workshop is designed to provide guidance in regards to items selected for your Preliminary Round application. Please bring two theatrical songs – one up-tempo and one ballad. Please be sure that you bring music for the workshop accompanist.  Also select and prepare a one to two minute monologue. If you can’t provide all the material you will receive guidance on how to find and select material to meet your needs. 

VISUAL ART
Bring samples of your work (2-3 pieces) in any media and a sketchbook. These pieces should be intended for inclusion within your Preliminary Round Application. You will participate in and receive individual pointers on your work and suggestions on how to prepare your portfolio for the application.

VOCAL MUSIC
Please bring a prepared solo on which you would like individual assistance. This piece should be intended for inclusion within your Preliminary Round Application. You will participate in a “hands-on” vocal master class and receive individual suggestions on your solo. Memorized solos are suggested, but not mandatory. Please be sure that you bring music for the workshop accompanist.

LUNCH
Everyone in the prep workshop will need to bring a lunch.

Summer Program 2019