All New Student Interviews will be conducted in-person. If you would like to request a virtual interview, please email us at email@example.com. You will be contacted to set up a date outside of the in-person interviews.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Interviews are evaluated using a 10-point scoring rubric. The student’s artistic demonstration, artistic potential, and interest and enthusiasm will be considered on the rubric. Comments from parents/guardians are not considered on the rubric.
*All decisions of in-person events are subject to change based on Covid-19 updates.
Please allow about 15-20 minutes to complete the entire Online Interview meeting. A parent/guardian MUST participate in the online meeting along with the applicant.
AACMS will use Zoom Cloud Meetings to conduct the Online Interview. Parents/guardians will receive an invitation to the meeting via email and should access the meeting using an Internet-enabled device with a camera. For the best results, we strongly suggest joining the meeting with a desktop or laptop computer if one is available.
Please carefully review the Interview expectations for your child’s primary art form selection, described below. A prepared performance or demonstration is ideal; however, given the young age of our students, a simple presentation may suffice. The essential element we seek in all applicants is a passion for and interest in one or more artistic disciplines.
For Performing Arts Applicants
Dance, Figure Skating, Instrumental Music, Theater and Vocal Music
During the Interview, the applicant should be prepared to give a 1-2 minute demonstration of his/her talents and skills in the primary art focus selected on the application.
Optional: The applicant may send a link to an existing video of a recent performance to the arts teachers during the Online Interview. Please have the URL (web address) of this video ready before your interview.
Please prepare and film a 1-2 minute solo dance. Your solo may be in any style, and may be taught to you by another dancer or teacher or choreographed yourself.
Applicants for the Figure Skating program will meet with the Figure Skating Coach via an online meeting and discuss their interest in skating and any prior experience, if applicable. Videos of prior performances are welcome but not required.
Please prepare and film a 1-2 minute solo performed on your primary instrument, preferably a short piece or exercise from your method book you have learned recently. Students should also be prepared to sight-read a short musical passage during the Interview meeting.
Please prepare and film a 1-2 minute solo performance. A monologue is recommended, and your performance may include singing and/or dancing if desired. Resumes and/or digital portfolios will also be accepted. Click here to suggested monologues.
Please prepare and film a 1-2 minute solo in a style of your choice. The song should be one you have already learned and sing well. Students should also be prepared to sight-sing a simple piece of music during the Interview meeting
For Literary & Media Arts and Visual Arts Applicants
Applicants for the Literary & Media Arts and Visual Arts programs are asked to provide samples of their work prior to the Interview. Specific requirements for these applicants are listed below. Please note we will not keep copies of your art samples after the interview process is completed.
Please submit photos of one to two pieces of artwork you have created within the last year. Ideally, these will be projects completed on your own time rather than at school. Work can include anything from doodles in a sketchbook to digital animations. Be prepared to discuss your artwork with the Visual Arts teacher during the Interview meeting.
LITERARY & MEDIA ARTS
Please submit one to two samples of your original writing, which can be typed or handwritten. Please be prepared to discuss your original writing with the Literary & Media Arts faculty during the Interview meeting.