LAS VEGAS ACADEMY GUITAR AUDITION GUIDELINES
Audition materials for the 2020-21 school are now available!
Guitar auditions will be done by appointment.
To secure an audition time, first apply online by going to this link: https://magnet.ccsd.net/apply/
Each student auditioning must:
*complete an online application with the magnet office (see link above)
*prepare the audition materials paying attention to tempo markings and right-hand fingerings
*secure an audition time by calling (702)799-7800, ext. 4202
*come to the audition with an acoustic guitar (preferably a nylon-string guitar) (no electric guitars)
*bring music, guitar and a pick to the audition
*be prepared to perform the audition music as well as sight read three short pieces
*each audition is limited to 10 minutes
*all three scales must be memorized and played in first position with a pick at designated tempo
*First Position Study must be played with a pick (it is not necessary to memorize) at designated tempo following right hand picking markings.
*Studies 1, 2 & 3 must be performed finger-picking style (it is not necessary to memorize) at designated tempos using right-hand fingerings
*Students may not use any form of tablature
*audition will include three short sight reading pieces
*please do not bring letters of recommendation or grades to the audition
*parents are not allowed in the audition, but may wait in the warm-up room
In the event the link to the audition material does not work, please send an email to: Swickwp@nv.ccsd.net
and request a copy in pdf format.
*There is moch audition scheduled for Saturday, December 7 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the guitar room at the Las Vegas Academy to assist students in preparing for the audition. This is free and open to all new incomng students interested in the guitar program.
Click the "Performance Schedule" link for dates of upcoming LVA guitar performances.