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How To Prepare For Your Art Form

All finalists, no matter what art form are required to do the following:

  • Plan to arrive at least 45 minutes before your audition/review time. If you need additional time to warm up, please plan accordingly. GSA reserves the right to ask you to audition or review up to thirty minutes prior to your scheduled time. We do not want you to feel rushed, so please be prepared. It is also possible that auditions will run late. We appreciate your flexibility!
  • Check in at the registration table. You will also receive an additional reminder message a week before your audition.
  • You will be asked to fill out a short art form specific questionnaire at registration. You will then submit your questionnaire to the adjudicators at the start of your audition/review. This questionnaire is designed to give the adjudicators an overview of your previous involvement in the arts, along with the level of your interest and commitment.

Depending upon your art form though, your actual audition or review may look a little different. 

  • See the Final Round Requirements section of your art form's applicant guide. You can find your art form's applicant guide below.
  • Pay special attention to the Criteria section of the Applicant Guide.  Some Criteria is for the Final Round only.

View the applicant guide to discover how to prepare for your specific art form. 

Attention teachers, counselors and other friends of GSA:

if you're assisting students in multiple art forms view this handy chart to get them started!

Applicant Guides For Each Art Form (PDF) Below
FileTypeSizeUploaded onDownload
2018 Architecture + Design Applicant GuidePDF461.57 KB29 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Instrumental Music Applicant GuidePDF252.19 KB29 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Visual Art Applicant GuidePDF199.14 KB29 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Vocal Music Applicant GuidePDF173.34 KB29 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Dance Applicant GuidePDF500.05 KB29 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Drama Applicant GuidePDF453.89 KB29 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Creative Writing Applicant GuidePDF169.60 KB29 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Film + Photography Applicant GuidePDF466.20 KB29 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Musical Theatre Applicant GuidePDF174.45 KB29 Jan, 2018 Download
Applicant Guides For Each Art Form (Word Format) Below

FileTypeSizeUploaded onDownload
2018 Architecture + Design Applicant GuideDOCX53.80 KB26 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Musical Theatre Applicant GuideDOCX38.93 KB26 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Drama Applicant GuideDOCX37.94 KB26 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Instrumental Music Applicant GuideDOCX402.83 KB26 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Dance Applicant GuideDOCX248.08 KB26 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Visual Art Applicant GuideDOCX57.24 KB26 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Film + Photography Applicant GuideDOCX48.43 KB26 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Creative Writing Applicant GuideDOCX43.02 KB26 Jan, 2018 Download
2018 Vocal Music Applicant GuideDOCX41.84 KB29 Jan, 2018 Download
Prepared Excerpts for Instrumental Music Below
Choose Your Instrument(s)
FileTypeSizeUploaded onDownload
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - BassoonPDF934.53 KB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - Bass GuitarPDF1.97 MB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - FlutePDF523.43 KB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - GuitarPDF1.13 MB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - HarpPDF922.70 KB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - Horn in FPDF64.96 KB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - OboePDF2.49 MB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - SaxophonePDF761.11 KB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - Trombone & EuphoniumPDF61.77 KB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - CelloPDF1.47 MB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - Electric GuitarPDF1.92 MB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - ViolinPDF1.46 MB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Exerpt - PianoPDF400.73 KB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - ClarinetPDF747.82 KB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - TubaPDF55.09 KB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - ViolaPDF1.47 MB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - Double BassPDF1.19 MB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - Bb TrumpetPDF62.91 KB15 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - Drum SetPDF203.28 KB21 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - MarimbaPDF362.07 KB21 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - TimpaniPDF82.49 KB21 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - Snare DrumPDF163.89 KB21 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - XylophonePDF372.33 KB21 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - Multiple PercussionPDF180.52 KB21 Feb, 2018 Download
GSA 2018 Prepared Excerpt - VibraphonePDF319.63 KB21 Feb, 2018 Download
Summer Program 2018