We are looking for young people who are eager to learn and work hard.  Your preparation will showcase your desire.

How to Prepare for the Audition

Well in advance of the audition, you should select and prepare your audition material (song and monologue).

  1. Song Preparation

    1. Select a song that is in your range

    2. Find sheet music of your song in the appropriate key

    3. Rehearse! Rehearse! Rehearse!

  2. Monologue Preparation

    1. Material should be age appropriate

    2. Poems and the use of dialects are discouraged

    3. Students should be familiar with the play that their monologue is from

What To Bring To The Audition

On the day of your audition remember to bring:

  • A copy of your music (An audition pianist will be provided)

  • A copy of your monologue for the audition board (please note if any cuts have been made)

  • Your most professional, enthusiastic, and creative self


What To Expect During The Audition

Remember that the audition panel is on your side.  They will be looking for your best qualities.  All of them have gone through the audition process as actors and they understand how nerve wracking the process can be.  So relax and do your best.  Also, the best way to combat nerves is to be prepared.


The audition will include:

  • Presentation of a one to two minute memorized monologue (from a published play).

  • Presentation of a vocal selection (30 – 60 seconds) from a musical


Students will be evaluated individually.  Areas of assessment will include:

  • Musicality

  • Notes and Pitch

  • Characterization

  • Physical Expression

  • Text/Sub Text

  • Overall Impact

  • Ability to receive feedback/constructive criticism


San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts

2425 Dusk Dr.

San Diego, CA 92139


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Box Office:

Open 1 hour prior to performances.

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