Any students currently in grades 8-11 that are either attending a Warren Consolidated School or living in Macomb Country are eligible to audition for WCSPA. Students currently in grades 6-7 should instead visit the Middle School Visual and Performing Arts Program.
All students must complete an application and sign up for an audition time to secure an audition appointment.
All students will complete the in-person audition for WCSPA (on the campus of Sterling Heights High School, 12901 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI) on Saturday, March 7th.
Parents are welcome to wait in the hall during the audition process, but they will not be allowed to watch the auditions. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled time to provide enough time to get checked in and comfortable. Auditions will take just over 1 hour.
After completion of the audition process, students will be notified by mail (within 3 weeks) that they have either been accepted, wait-listed, or denied admission into the program
Accepted students should bring their acceptance letter to their school counselor for scheduling purposes. WCSPA is a two-hour block course that runs all year, spanning both semesters.
SCHOOL OF CHOICE & TRANSFER STUDENTS:
If you are currently living in Macomb County and do not attend a Warren Consolidated School or if you plan to transfer into the district from another area, you may still be able to join WCSPA as a "School of Choice" student. You will still need to complete our Audition Process for WCSPA, but there are some more steps involved as well. For more information about School of Choice, please click on the link here:
WCSPA School of Choice Candidates
STEP 1: Complete the WCSPA Application Form for 2018-2019
Click here to apply: APPLICATION FORM (google doc)
STEP 2: PICK A TIME. On the following Doodle link, you will select a time slot to audition. If a time slot is already full, you will have to pick another. There are a maximum of (18) people per slot. If all time slots are filled, come back to this site later and an additional time slot will be added.
Click the following Doodle link to pick a time: AUDITION TIME CHOICE
STEP 3: CHOOSE A MONOLOGUE
Students can select and prepare a monologue from any published play of their choice or they can use the one provided below. If choosing your own monologue, it should be one minute or less in length.
Students are encouraged to memorize their monologue (to enhance acting and interpretation), but this is not required. Extra copies of the provided monologue will also be available when you check-in.
(Please click the link below to download the monologue provided)
STEP 4: SHOW UP and AUDITION
Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your time slot. Please enter SHHS at the Doors #40 (in the front of the building) or Doors #7 (on the West side of the building). You will then check-in at the registration table. Once checked-in, a photo will be taken. Students will then be guided through several stations. The entire audition takes about an hour and fifteen minutes.
Audition Stations (not necessarily in this order):
1. Answer some brief questions and check your contact information
2. Learn and then perform a short movement combination
3. Learn and sing a short selection from a song (it is provided below-- no substituting songs. An accompanist will play the music for you, live.)
4. Perform a monologue of 1 minute or less. This could be the one provided above or a different one of your choosing.
5. Have a short conversation with a WCSPA teacher about your interests.
*If you have additional questions, issues or concerns after reading the admissions and auditioning information above, please contact Nick Osenberg: 586-825-2525, ext. 6 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org