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FREQUENTLY
ASKED
QUESTIONS

AUDITIONS
 

What do I need to submit?

We want to see the best version of you. All you have to do is submit TWO videos of yourself.  Dance and sing!  Act and play drums! Perform a monologue and sing a song! Whatever makes you happy.  Just submit two separate videos of yourself fulfilling one requirement on each video.

Are there video requirements for each category?

VIdeos should not run longer than 90 seconds.  If using a phone to film, make sure to film yourself with the camera held horizontally.  Please film them in a well lit area where we can see your face.  If dancing or playing an instrument please make sure that we can see your entire body or instrument if it covers your body.  Please do not submit anything profane or vulgar.  

Can I perform something acapella?

We'd prefer you perform with a track if an accompanist is not available.  Please choose something in a key that is comfortable for you.

Do I need to perform in a specific style?

No, perform whatever you do best.  We just want to get to know your artistry.  

Can I submit something original?

Dancers and Musicians are allowed to submit original works.  Singers and Actors must submit something from a published work. 

I don't have a headshot or résumé, what do I do?

We just want to see you.  Upload any current picture of yourself you like.  It should represent who are you right now.  The picture should be from the last thirty days.

If you don't have a resume, feel free to type on a sheet of paper that you have no stage experience.  If you've done anything at all, even if it was in church or when you were a toddler, feel free to add all of that in.  

When is the last day to submit?

All videos must be submitted by March 31, 2022 at 11:59pm.

How many people are accepted into the program?

ASI is designed to cater to individuals.  We spend a lot of time giving each student one on one attention.  We like to get our know our participants well.  It creates a strong sense of trust among those involved so we only take a max of 16 participants each year. 

 

When will I know if I made it?

All accepted students will be notified of their acceptance on April 14th 2022.  A 20% deposit will have to be made by May 15 to hold your spot in the program.  Failure to do so will result in your spot being given to someone else. 

I'm ready to submit, what do I do now?

To upload your auditions, click this link https://forms.gle/9MvDWKxsXmf5QJHv7

 

 COVID

- Will ASI be in-person this year?

Yes! We are excited to say that we will be in-person this year.

 

- Will participants be required to take Covid-19 tests?

All participants are required to have a negative covid test 24 to 48 hours before beginning the 3 week program. Further instructions will be given after acceptance into the program.

- Are participants required to have the Covid-19 vaccine?

All participants are required to be fully vaccinated (first and second shot).  We are not requiring boosters at this time. 

- Is there a virtual option for the Summer Institute?

Unfortunately, this year we will not offer a virtual ASI experience.

- Will PPE be provided for the participants of ASI?

ASI will provide PPE to ensure the safety of the participants and to ensure that CDC standards are implemented and maintained during the duration of the the program. 

- Will there be a virtual viewing option for final performances?

Unfortunately, there will be no virtual viewing options for performances.

- When does ASI begin?
ASI will run Monday - Friday,  June 27 - July 17, 2022, from 9am - 3pm.   These hours will be adjusted slightly during their final week. 

- What is the cost of the ArtsCentric Summer Institute?
The total cost of the three week in-person intensive is $950. 

- What is included in the cost of tuition?
The tuition covers the student rate and includes an ASI t-shirt, one-on-one coachings, and valuable resources/materials that can be used for future auditions/performances. Artists will also be given the chance to auditIon for casting directors in theatre, television and film. This is an invaluable experience to our participants that is not done anywhere else in Baltimore.

- Are scholarships available?
Scholarships will be examined on a case by case basis. Please email Shayla Lowe, ASI coordinator, at SLOWE@ArtsCentric.org for further details. 

- Are payment plans available?
Payments plans are available and may be setup through Shayla at SLOWE@ArtsCentric.org.

- How do I get into ASI? What are the eligibility requirements?
ASI is open to teens and young adults ages 14 - 22 years of age. All must audition.

- What happens in a typical day at ASI?
ASI combines a core set of studio and master classes taught by professionals with regional, national/international tour, and Broadway credits.

Classes are divided into small groups and focus on acting, dancing, singing, and auditioning & performance skills. Each day will culminate in rehearsal for the musical to be performed at the conclusion of the institute.

- Will lunch be provided by ASI?
No, students will still have a lunch break but we will not be providing lunch.  We advise students to bring their lunches.  We shy away from students leaving campus during the day. However, we do recommend each student bring a large water bottle to keep with them throughout the day.

- Will there be a parent meeting for general information?
We will hold a parent meeting during the first day of the intensive, June 27, 2022 at 8:45am. We ask that all parents attend this important meeting as you will have the opportunity to meet our staff, ask questions and address any concerns. A virtual option will be provided for those unable to attend in person. 

- Where will ASI he held?
ASI will be held at ArtsCentric located at 2600 N. Howard St in Baltimore, MD.

- May I visit and observe classes?
We ask that parents not visit during classes as we have found it to be a distraction to the students. You will have an opportunity to see what your child has been working on at their performances.