New Student Interviews
Each applicant to AACMS must complete a New Student Interview as part of the admissions process. 

All New Student Interviews are currently conducted online via Zoom Cloud Meetings.  Please note: Applicants who cannot meet virtually via the Internet will be accommodated with on-location interviews at our school building.

Like our in-person interviews, Online 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.  
 
Scheduling Online Interviews
One of the AACMS arts teachers will contact parents/guardians by email to schedule the Online Interview. Please be sure to check the email address you provided on the application regularly for updates on the interview process.  

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.  
 
What to Expect During the Interview
During the interview, the applicant and his/her parents will meet virtually with two AACMS teachers. The student should be prepared to talk about his/her artistic background and interests and briefly demonstrate his/her artistic skills and talents in their primary artistic interest (as described below). Parents/guardians and students will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the enrollment process and student life at AACMS during the Online Interview.  

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 Online 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.  

Download Requirements

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.
DANCE
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. 
FIGURE SKATING
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. 
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
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 Online Interview meeting.
THEATER
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.
VOCAL MUSIC
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 Online 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 Online 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.  


Download Requirements
Submit Samples


 
VISUAL ARTS
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 Online 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 Online Interview meeting. 
After the Interview
AACMS will send Admissions Decision letters to parents/guardians via email according to the schedule outlined on our Admissions Process page. Applicants will receive one of three results: Accepted, Waitlisted, or Not Accepted. Parents/guardians of accepted students must confirm their enrollment with AACMS upon receiving this letter.  
 
Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions about the application, interview, or enrollment process, please contact us!
(610) 351-0234 ext. 512