Spotlight Steps

Check out our Blog for tips about building confidence! 

Preliminary 1 Auditions*

All students submit a video audition online (note exceptions below). Students can apply to as many categories as they want and it's free! Once they apply, students will have their audition(s) evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges and written feedback will be sent to them.  We will have tutorials to help students and parents every step of the way on how to make a great video audition which will help them get ready for college and competition auditions. After all video auditions have been evaluated, our judges will choose students to advance to Preliminary 2 live auditions.

*Merit, Semifinalists and Honorable Mention awardees from 2021 will bypass Preliminary 1 and automatically advance to Preliminary 2 live auditions.  

Preliminary 2 Auditions

Those students who advance to Preliminary 2, will have the opportunity to choose online, an audition date and time that is most convenient for them. These students will participate in a live audition before a panel of judges. Participants receive a personal letter detailing their strengths and areas for improvement. Students will receive coaching before and after their audition. This is a great experience to develop presentation and performance skills! 

Semifinal Mastery Classes/Auditions

Up to sixteen Semifinalists are chosen in each category. Semifinalists participate in a mastery class to gain feedback before their next audition. Specific mastery classes are open to all Preliminary students for observation. All students receive written feedback after Semifinal audition.

Grand Finale Performance 2022

June 15, 2022 at The Music Center's Ahmanson Theatre