Admission to the Performing Arts Institute is limited, depending on such factors as ensemble needs and residence hall capacity. Once a particular instrument’s limit is reached, students who apply and who are provisionally accepted are placed on a waiting list.
To complete the admission process for the 2013 season, new applicants must submit the following:
- The application and application fee (Domestic students: $40 until May 1, $60 after May 1. International students: $125 until May 1, $150 after May 1).
- The recommendation form to be completed by a music, theater or dance teacher.
- The recommendation form to be completed by a classroom teacher.
Please call 570-270-2186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a live audition or submit a video online using the instructions below:
PAI Online Video Audition Option
Use the best quality video and audio recording devices possible. The performance should be recorded as if you are at a "live" audition.
- State your full name, age, and country of residence
- State your instrument and the piece you will play
At the conclusion of the performance portion of the audition, please announce that you have "reached the end of my audition" and restate your name. Turn off recording device.
After you complete the PAI video audition recording, upload your audition video on YouTube and send an unlisted link to Onstage@wyomingseminary.org
What is an unlisted video?
An unlisted video is a different type of private video. "Unlisted" means that your video can only be viewed by those who have received the link. An unlisted video will not appear in any of YouTube's public spaces (such as search results, your channel, or the Browse page). An unlisted video is different than a private video because:
- you do not need a YouTube account to watch the video (you can see an unlisted video if someone sends you the video's link)
- there is no 25 person sharing limit
YouTube Video Submission Instructions
How do I create an unlisted video?
You can choose to make any of your uploads an unlisted video in your YouTube Account settings. Here’s how:
- Sign into your YouTube Account (Create one if you do not already have one)
- Go to your My Videos page
- Select the video which you would like to make an unlisted video. Click the “Edit” button to access the video’s settings.
- Go to the Privacy section of the page. There you’ll see the option to mark you video as “unlisted”, “public”, or “private”. Select unlisted.
- Don’t forget to click the “Save Changes” button. Once you have done this your video will be an unlisted video.
Please title the video as such:
PAI [Instrument] Audition: Your Full Name, Date
Example: PAI Violin Audition: John Smith, 1/1/2013
Once the link is working, send link and your contact information to:
Musical theater applicants should submit an audition which includes a one-minute monologue from an American copyrighted play or music theater piece, and a two minute excerpt from a song of the Broadway musical genre, with accompaniment.
If you are applying for dance, please include a video or photograph of yourself in first arabesque and/or tendu a la second.
Instrumental and vocal students (non-Jazz Track) should submit a 5 minute video that includes samples of their technical and expressive ability in a variety of musical genres.
Jazz Trumpet, Trombone, and Saxophone players should include one or two selections from the standard jazz repertoire (ex: Satin Doll, Now's the Time, Green Dolphin Street). Please play the melody and several choruses of an improvised solo. You are welcome to use either live or pre-recorded accompaniment, such as the Jamey Aebersold series of play-along recordings. Please also include a Concert-Bb Mixolydian scale and a Concert-F Dorian scale, in swing eighth notes at mm=120.
Jazz Piano and Guitar players should include two selections from the standard jazz repertoire, one in a swing style and one in a latin style (ex: Satin Doll, Blue Bossa). Please include yourself playing the melody, comping on the chord changes, and playing an improvised solo. You are welcome to use either live or pre-recorded accompaniment, such as the Jamey Aebersold series of play-along recordings, although it is not a requirement for pianists.
Bass players should include two selections from the standard jazz repertoire, one in a swing style and one in a latin style (ex: Satin Doll, Blue Bossa). Please include yourself playing the melody and walking the chord changes (improvisation is optional). You are welcome to use either live or pre-recorded accompaniment, such as the Jamey Aebersold series of play-along recordings, although it is not a requirement.
Jazz Drummers should include examples of playing in four standard styles: medium swing (mm=100), fast swing (mm=190), bossa nova (mm=120), and rock (mm=120). Please include at least one minute of time-keeping in each style. You are welcome to add fills or solo if desired.
You may download and print an Adobe PDF version of the application and reference forms or contact us and we will send the forms by U.S. Mail.
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If you prefer, you and/or your teachers may fill out the forms and submit them online.
June 23 - August 4
June 23 - July 21
Limited Scholarship and Financial Aid Money is available to deserving students. To learn more about the scholarship process, contact us.
PAI accepts students ages 12-18. Dancers between the ages of 10 and 18 are accepted into the dance program.
Information about The Performing Arts Institute Junior Division for students age 7 through grade eight is available online or you may contact us and we will send the forms via U.S. mail.
Staff is hired and supplies are ordered to accommodate those registered or enrolled for PAI. Refunds (total payments minus enrollment deposit and application fee) will be granted until three weeks prior to the program’s start.