Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp- Open to Current 7th Graders

Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grade 8 in September 2021. This intensive program to be held virtually, is administered by OASP in collaboration with a group of leading cultural organizations: Lincoln Center, Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall, Harlem School for the Arts, NY Philharmonic, Studio in a School, and Julliard. The goal of the program is to provide equity and access in preparation to screened NYCDOE arts high schools and arts programs for 300 currently Title I middle school students interested in auditioning for a screened high school arts program. 
August 2 – August 13, 2021
Middle School Arts Audition Boot camp meets daily, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Platform (Students will be required to keep their cameras on during synchronous camp time. Please note
this when applying to the program.) .
Admission to the MS Arts Audition Virtual Boot Camp 2021 is by online application (only) and an online audition
submission is also required.
To apply for MS Arts Audition Virtual Boot Camp 2021, students must meet the following criteria:
1. Students must be entering 8th grade in the Fall of 2021.
2. Priority is given to students currently attending a NYCDOE public school.
3. Students must be Title I eligible or attending a Title I school.
4. Students cannot attend MS Arts Audition Boot Camp 2021 if they have been accepted and plan to attend Summer Arts
Institute (SAI) 2021. (Students can apply to both programs but can only attend one program within the same year.)
Auditions will be virtual this year. All eligible students who submit a complete application by the deadline will be invited to audition. Audition information will be e-mailed to students following their application submission. Students must record and upload their audition or digital portfolio by 11:59 p.m. June 11, 2021. Some studios may request a follow up online interview or exercise to further demonstrate skill. Students will be notified if this step is necessary. *The online audition submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. So, please feel free to submit your video performance or digital portfolio whenever you feel you are ready, but no later than June 11, 2021!
Any questions: Please contact Ellen Mauser or Darleen Garner at MSArtsBootCamp@schools.nyc.gov
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