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. International students must be 16 years or older to audition.

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

Auditions are held for high school juniors, seniors, or high school graduates following any performance. International students must be 16 years or older to audition.

The preferred audition method is to participate in a 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. Auditions are not held after performances in Japan. An annual audition is held in Japan each August for all applicants.

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.

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Audition Option 2: Submit an Audition Video

For candidates who cannot audition in person, you may submit an audition video for consideration. Video submissions are only accepted from high school seniors, or recent high school graduates. International students must be 16 years or older to submit a video audition.

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 successfully complete all steps for the F-1 Student Visa including an English proficiency exam.

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.

Candidates may audition 3 times in the year preceding their entrance. (For example, a student interested in joining the program in Fall 2020 may audition up to 3 times between August 2019 and June 2020.)

Additional Information below:

Audition Notifications for the 2019-2020 season.

All candidates will be sent an email notification of their audition results. Below is the notification timeline for all Fall 2020 candidates:

  • For candidates who wish to be considered for Fall 2020 or Fall 2021: Results of initial auditions will be emailed within 14 days of the audition date to the email address provided on your audition application.
  • Fall 2020 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 each month.

    Fall 2021 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. The initial panel review will occur in May.

    Please note that international candidates who are selected for Panel Review and whose native language is not English will be required to complete one of the English proficiency exams listed on the International Students webpage prior to their panel review.

  • Final audition results will be sent via e-mail within 14 days following the Panel Review.