At The New York Conservatory, the audition will be a short workshop. Your auditor will evaluate how well you have prepared, and how you respond to criticism and direction. They will work with you on your performance to allow you to experience The Conservatory’s methodology. They will also get to know a little more about you through a conversation about your goals, hobbies, and interests.
what to prepare
Film & Television / New media degree Programs
Prepare a one-minute contemporary (1950s-present), age-appropriate monologue from a published play, screenplay, web series, or television script. Make sure your monologue is well-prepared and memorized, as your faculty auditor will workshop your monologue with you. We strongly recommend reading the full play or script to fully understand the context and the character you are portraying, as you may be asked questions about this character’s motivations inside the larger piece. Head shots and resumes are optional.
musical theatre degree Program
Prepare a one-minute contemporary (1950s-present) monologue from a published play, screenplay, television script, or web series, and 32 bars of a musical theater song. Bring sheet music marked to your 32-bar cut for the accompanist. Make sure your monologue and song are well-prepared and memorized. Your faculty auditor will workshop either your song or monologue with you. We recommend reading the full play or script to fully understand the character you are portraying. Head shots and resumes are optional.
summer intensive training Programs
Summer program auditions are conducted via Skype or video submission. Please prepare for your chosen program as above, and schedule a Zoom audition. You can also submit a video by posting on YouTube and sending the link to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Summer Audition – Your Name” in the subject line.