Auditions

Before a student is considered for admission, they must first audition and be accepted into The Young Americans.
Auditions are open to high school juniors, seniors, and recent high school graduates.

Audition options are:

Option 1: Audition in Person      Option 2: Submit an Audition Video

Please see the sections below for more information on both of these audition options as well as what to prepare for your audition, where to submit letters of recommendation, and when the results of your audition will be sent.

Audition Option 1: Audition in Person

In person auditions are held for high school juniors, seniors, or high school graduates following any performance.

The preferred audition method is to participate in a U.S. Workshop or Summer Camp program. Auditions are held after the final performance. Workshop fees may apply, however, you can audition after the performance without participating in the workshop or camp program.

Applicants can also audition following any concert performance or Boyne Highland Summer Dinner Theatre or schedule a campus tour in Southern California with an audition at the conclusion of the campus tour.

Once you have selected your audition location click the Audition Form to begin the application process

Before a student is considered for admission they must first audition and be accepted into The Young Americans.
Auditions are open to high school juniors, seniors, and recent high school graduates.
Audition options are:

Option 1: Audition in Person      Option 2: Submit an Audition Video

Please see the sections below for more information on both of these audition options as well as what to prepare for your audition, where to submit letters of recommendation, and when the results of your audition will be sent.

Audition Option 2: Submit an Audition Video

For candidates who cannot audition in person, or who reside outside the United States, you may submit an audition video for consideration. Video submissions are only accepted from high school seniors, or recent high school graduates.

All submissions for fall 2019 consideration must be received before March 30th, 2019.

Please note that students must graduate High School, or equivalent, to attend our program. We prefer that international members be turning 18 within 6 months of starting our program.

Please fill out the video audition form below to provide your information and submit your video. Videos should be no more than five minutes in length.

Click the link below for more information on our video audition requirements and to submit your video.

What to Prepare

All applicants will be asked to sing. Please prepare your best 16 to 32 bars of a song, any style, which you will sing a capella (without music or accompaniment). Choose a song that you feel best shows your range, style, personality, and vocal ability. If you are a dancer please prepare a short dance routine showing your strongest styles (jazz, ballet, tap, hip-hop, locking, etc.) If time allows, you may have the opportunity to sing a second song and/or play an instrument.

Applicants who are selected from their initial audition to continue in the audition process will be invited to complete our Self-Perception Questionnaire. This, along with the original audition video, notes, and scores, will be reviewed by a panel. Panel reviews will occur regularly throughout the year, typically in October, December, February, March, April, and early June.

Please note that International candidates who are selected for Panel Review and whose native language is not English will be required to complete an English Proficiency exam called Accuplacer prior to their panel review. We will provide information on how to register for this exam via email.

Additional Information

Please note that applications for enrollment are only sent to those students who have successfully auditioned for and been accepted to our program.

Additional Information below:

Letters of Recommendation

If you would like to submit letters of recommendation, letters should be sent directly from the person writing the letter on your behalf, and mailed in a sealed envelope to:

Admissions Office
1132 Olympic Drive
Corona, CA 92881

Letters may also be sent via email directly from the person writing the letter on your behalf to [email protected]

Audition Notifications for the Fall of 2019

All candidates will be sent an email notification of their audition results. Below is the notification timeline for all Fall 2019 candidates:

  • For candidates who wish to be considered for Fall 2019: Beginning September 1st, 2018, results of initial auditions will be emailed within 30 days of the audition date to the email address provided on your audition application.

    For candidates who wish to be considered for Fall 2020, you will be notified beginning September 1st, 2019.

  • Applicants who are selected from their initial audition to continue in the audition process will be invited to complete our Self-Perception Questionnaire. This, along with the original audition video, notes, and scores, will be reviewed by a panel. Panel reviews will occur regularly throughout the year, typically in October, December, February, March, April, and early June.

    Please note that International candidates who are selected for Panel Review and whose native language is not English will be required to complete an English Proficiency exam called Accuplacer prior to their panel review. We will provide information on how to register for this exam via email.

  • Final audition results will be sent via e-mail within 30 days following the Panel Review.

    Please note that International candidates who are selected from the Panel Review and whose native language is not English will also be required to complete a Skype interview in order to further assess English Proficiency prior to final notification of results.