Voice Requirements

1. All vocalists must perform the American folk song "Shenandoah." Please choose either of the two keys below. The first is in C Major while the second is in D major:

Shenandoah Med Low C Major

Shenandoah Med High D Major

2. Singers must also perform a piece of solo vocal music less than 2.5 minutes in length. Appropriate cuts of songs longer than 2.5 minutes are welcome. Song selections should be from standard vocal repertoire including classical, folk, or musical theater genres (please avoid pop songs). 

3. Singers must provide their own accompaniment for both pieces. Accompanists are not provided. For accompaniment, singers must either:

            a. bring their own accompanist to play for the auditions

            b. bring a pre-recorded accompaniment and CD player or iPod docking station to play the                               recording. 


4. The audition will also include sight reading, a tonal memory exercise and interview questions. 

Singers with questions about audition repertoire are welcome to contact PAVAN voice faculty Dr. Steve Jennings at jennings@fcpsk12.net.

Audition times are assigned by the PAVAN Director and will be announced via email by February 15.

Audition Info

  • Auditions will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 8 am - 6 pm at Sherando High School.
  • Audition times are assigned by the PAVAN Director and will be emailed by February 15.
  • Until you receive your audition time, please do not make other plans for this day.  
  • In case of inclement weather, the audition snow date is Saturday, March 2. 
  • Audition times are non-negotiable. 
  • Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your audition time to check in, locate the audition room and warm up.
  • The audition itself will take less than 15 minutes.
  • Please dress to impress.
  • Audition results will be announced by March 31.

The Sherando High School address is:

185 S. Warrior Drive

Stephens City, VA 22655 

Audition Requirements

Visual Arts Requirements

Applicants are asked to bring 8-10 works of your choice. Please bring examples of your original work that you have completed on your own time, not assignments from schools. Photocopies or slides are not accepted. Please bring at least one black and white drawing, one drawing in color, one example of painting, and a 3D work. No more than 2 pieces may be digital. Digital pieces will not be counted as the black and white drawing, color drawing, nor painting. Be prepared to explain your artwork and answer several interview questions. 

Guitar Requirements

1. All guitarists must perform Mauro Guiliani's Divertimento Op. 40, no.18. Only measures 1 - 25 is required.  You may use your own copy or download it here: Guiliani's Divertimento

2. In addition, guitarists must also perform a solo classical piece of music of their choice between 2 and 2.5 minutes in length. An excerpt from a longer piece is acceptable, but a part from an ensemble piece is not appropriate for audition purposes. 

3. You will also be asked to answer several interview questions, sight read, and perform scales with up to one flat, and up to 4 sharps. Scales should not be played using moveable finger patterns.

4. You must audition with a classical guitar. It is also recommended that you bring your own foot stool or another type of support. One will not be provided for you.  

Theatre Requirements

Applicants will be asked to present two contrasting monologues, one contemporary and one classical. Each must be memorized and each monologue must be 1 minute in length. There will also be several interview questions. Introduce yourself with a 'slate' - "My name is ______, I will be performing two monologues. The first is (character's name) from (play name.)"


Contemporary monologue information:

  • 1 minute monologue. Remember the first 20 seconds are when you make your mark!
  • The monologue must be from  a play written between 1970-2012
  • Should be a character within your age range
  • Should not be a story monologue or a memory monologue
  • Try to find a character who is talking to someone else and is trying to solve a problem by talking
  • Possible plays are Little Women, Diary of Anne Frank, Brighton Beach Memoirs, but there are many out there
  • Do not use an original monologue from the internet!

Classical Monologue information:

  • 1 minute monologue
  • From a play written before 1999. It does not have to be Shakespeare
  • The character should be age appropriate
  • Possible Shakespearean characters: Miranda (The Tempest), Hal (Henry IV, Part 1), Helena, Hermia, Puck, Demetrius, Lysander, Bottom (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Rosalind, Orlando (As You Like It), Cressida, Troilus (Troilus & Cressida), Romeo, Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)
  • Oscar Wilde: Cecily, Gwendolyn, Algernon (The Importance of Being Earnest)
  • Eugene O'Neil: Edward (Long Days Journey into Night)