Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

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Profile Video

This is a brief introduction (approximately 1-2 minutes) to assist the audition panel to get to know the applicant.

Please refer to the following questions as ideas but not restricted to:-

  • Tell us a little about yourself
  • What previous training/experience have you had in your artform?
  • What it is that you love about your artform?
  • What would you like to achieve by coming to Newtown High School of the Performing Arts?

Video Performance Requirements

  • Applicants are to identify themselves at the beginning of their video
  • Record a 2 minute video of a live performance for vocal and/or instrument
  • Applicants may include a second instrument in addition to the one registered but the total recording time of the performance must not be more than 2 minutes and combined within the one video
  • All performances should be unaccompanied unless the applicant is accompanying themselves (for example a vocal performance where an applicant sings and plays the guitar or piano in a single live take) NO BACKING TRACKS
  • Performance presentation together with instrumental and vocal capabilities will also be considered
  • Vocal performances may be acapella (unaccompanied) NO BACKING TRACKS
  • Ensure audio quality of the video is clear
  • Record your audition in a room with neutral acoustics (not a large hall or outside)
  • Applicants should be dressed in appropriate attire (please see below)
  • Applicants full body must be always fully visible in the video

Remember to review the video before uploading to the Application Form and ensure that it is appropriate for audition.

Assessment Criteria

Applicants will be assessed on:-

  • Technique, including intonation, rhythmic accuracy, and general technical ability
  • Dynamics and expressive techniques including phrasing and articulation
  • Stylistic understanding appropriate to the piece performed
  • Creative ability and musical potential

Instrumental Applicants

Perform a piece of music (2 minutes long demonstrating technical ability and personal expression - no backing tracks).

Vocal Applicants

Perform a short, prepared song (maximum 2 mins long demonstrating technical ability and personal expression -no backing tracks)


Appropriate attire for performance ie smart casual.

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