SouthernArts

Promoting creative arts in Regional South & Rural South and West public schools

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ISE Performing Ensemble

Applications now open to audition for ISE Performing Ensemble 2019!

The Illawarra South East Performing Ensemble is a touring group of performers including a stage band, dancers and vocalists, presenting a musical variety show to schools and community groups.

The Ensemble tours and performs in various public schools once a term over 3 days. There are sometimes special performances requested of the group which require additional night or daytime commitment.

Rehearsal schedule is a 3 day camp to be held on Friday 15 to Saturday 17 February 2019 and then a rehearsal (usually a Sunday) prior to each tour.

There is a fee of $250 each term through the year to cover touring costs and other expenses such as uniform. There is also a $200 fee for the camp.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST PERFORM A LIVE AUDITION.

Please Note:  All Audition Applications will now be ONLINE.

Please go to the link:   https://goo.gl/forms/VYxBYtunoziEK9A13 and complete the online form by Monday 10 December.

Auditions will be scheduled outside the Illawarra area for vocalists, dancers and instrumentalists if there are sufficient numbers of applicants. This will be advised after the due date for application to audition.  Students from outside the Illawarra area are encouraged to apply.

The Performing Ensemble is only open to students from year 7 to 11 in 2019.

Permission from your School Principal will be sought once your online application has been received. 

NB: The Principal has the right to rescind your application.

 

Instrumental Auditions - Saturday 15 December 2018

Open to students in Regional schools from year 7 to 11 in 2019.

All students must register online.

Audition Venue:  Smith’s Hill High School

Times: TBA on the website https://southernarts.schools.nsw.gov.au/   after Tuesday 11 December 2018 

Audition process: Auditions will occur through live performance of a piece of free choice designed to demonstrate the performers ability and range of style, 2 mins maximum. The audition should demonstrate a prepared performance. It need not be from the start of the selected piece. If required, the auditionee may be asked to perform a short sight reading excerpt to gauge their ability. Amplifiers, a Drum Kit and Piano will be available. Students absent through extreme circumstances may be asked to attend the Ensemble Camp as their call-back.

NB: music and vocal auditions will be stopped at 2 minutes - please do not be offended if your audition is stopped, this is purely to ensure all auditioned have equal time

PLEASE NOTE: The Ensemble is only STAGEBAND INSTRUMENTS: trumpet/trombone/saxophone (alto, tenor, baritone)/keys/guitar/bass guitar/ kit.

Any selected performers for the Regional Performing Ensemble will be required to attend a 3 day camp (1 school day only) from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 February 2019

 

Vocal Auditions - Saturday 15 December 2018

Open to students in Regional schools from year 7 to 11 in 2019.

All students must register online.

Audition Venue: Smith’s Hill High School

Times: TBA on the website https://southernarts.schools.nsw.gov.au/  after Tuesday 11 December 2018

Audition process: Auditions will occur in two parts. The first session will be a live performance of a piece of free choice designed to show the singer’s ability, 2 mins maximum, with backing to best show the singer’s pitching with an accompaniment. No costumes or props, but the audition should demonstrate a prepared performance. It need not be from the start of the selected piece. 

NB: music and vocal auditions will be stopped at 2 minutes - please do not be offended if your audition is stopped, this is purely to ensure all auditioned have equal time.

Students will be advised immediately of their success in reaching the Call Back session from

2-4pm. In this part of this audition they will be asked to sing harmonies, learn a part to a short song, along with choreography.

Students should have some experience of ensemble singing and ability to follow musical scores.​

 

Dance Auditions - Saturday 15 December 2018

Open to students in Regional schools from year 7 to 11 in 2019

All students must register online.

Audition Venue:  Smith’s Hill High School

Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 noon

Audition process: Selection through a choreographed workshop taught to the students on the day by a trained choreographer.  Both a jazz routine and lyrical routine will be taught at the workshop. Please wear appropriate dance attire.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER:

All Audition Applications are via an online application.

Please visit:   https://goo.gl/forms/VYxBYtunoziEK9A13   and complete the online form.

Principal permission is not required as all Principals will receive a confirmation email advising them of all students applying. 

Please complete your ONLINE Form by Monday 10 December 2018

Auditions will take place on Saturday 15 December at Smith’s Hill High School

All enquiries to  linda.johnston5@det.nsw.edu.au