Along with academic excellence and community service, the applicant must demonstrate and exhibit excellence in the area of Performing Arts and/or Visual Arts.
Excellence in Performing Arts is demonstrating and exhibiting excellence in one or more of the following disciplines:
- Theatre: Expression of individual acting concepts and skills through improvisation, characterization in classical and contemporary production styles. Applicant must demonstrate participation in the technical/crew area of school or community performances or performance of a role in a school or community production;
- Instrumental: Demonstration of a developed ability to play with confidence, good posture, excellent tone quality, and proper technique and intonation in both solo and ensemble settings. Applicant must also demonstrate composition ability and knowledge of the musical and cultural characteristics of the major style periods of music;
- Dance: Demonstration of a developed ability to dance with confidence, grace, good position, technique and rhythm. Applicant must also demonstrate the ability to choreograph simple pieces and the knowledge of the musical and cultural characteristics of the major style periods of dance;
- Vocal: Demonstration of a developed ability to sing with excellent pitch, technique and intonation, and with the correct notes and rhythms appropriate to the musical score. Applicant must also demonstrate the ability to vocalize simple pieces of varying styles. Applicants must also exhibit leadership in advancing the awareness of the Performing Arts as demonstrated with awards and accolades highlighting achievement in the subject matter within the school and the community.
*Please note: Those students who excel in the area of Speech & Debate should apply in the Foreign Language/Language Arts Category and NOT the Performing Arts Category.
Excellence in Visual Arts is demonstrating and exhibiting excellence, knowledge and creative work in the following areas: works that are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking and architecture. Application must demonstrate the knowledge of the elements and principals of design and execution. Applicant must also demonstrate confident expression of individual ideas, feelings and observations through creative works of art and an understanding and appreciation for the role of art history and artists in past and present cultures. Also included within the visual arts are the applied arts such as industrial design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design and decorative art. Applicants must also exhibit leadership in advancing the awareness of Visual Arts as demonstrated with awards and accolades highlighting achievement in the subject matter within the school and the community.