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Somerset Arts Conservatory

Location #5396
School: Somerset Arts Conservatory
20805 Johnson Street, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
Phone: (954)442-0233, Fax: (954)442-1762

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Principal: Dr. Bernardo Montero, berntero@somersetacademy.com
Vice Principal: Dr. Walkiria Soberon, wsoberon@somersetacademy.com
Vice Principal:  Karina Iber, kiber@somersetacademy.com

Assistant Principal:  Christie Cardoso, ccardoso@somersetacademy.com 



2019 Rankings

Somerset Arts Conservatory is ranked #419 in the National Rankings. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college. Read more about how we rank the Best High Schools.

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SOMERSET ARTS CONSERVATORY IS NAMED ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION

 

U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Somerset Arts Conservatory has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Somerset Arts Conservatory is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. Somerset Arts Conservatory was one out of four schools in Florida to receive this honor.

 

Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in the their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.  

 

Our administration will represent Somerset Arts Conservatory at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. to celebrate our hard-won achievements.

 

For more information about Somerset Arts Conservatory,  please visit our school’s website at www.somersetacademy.com .  For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/




Somerset Arts Conservatory Mission

The mission of the Somerset Arts Conservatory (SAC) is to provide prestigious and highly unique programs that will allow students the opportunity to acquire and apply intensive conservatory refined skills and practices. SAC is designed to develop essential expressive communication and creative critical thinking skills in both theory and practice applied to the Visual and Performing Arts.





Our Purpose: Empowering students to explore global learning opportunities to promote and enrich their communities and the communities we serve. 

Our Vision: Somerset Academy, Inc. promotes a transformational culture that maximizes student achievement and the development of accountable, global learners in a safe and enriching environment that fosters high-quality education.



SOMERSET ARTS CONSERVATORY HIGH SCHOOL

2019-2020 APPLICATION INFORMATION

AUDITION DATES

Saturday, February 23rd,2019 from 9:00am-3:00pm (DANCE)

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 9:00am–3:00pm (ART/THEATRE/MUSIC)

Friday, March 22nd, 2019 from 9:00am-3:00pm (ART/DANCE/MUSIC/THEATRE)

*You can choose which date you would like to audition*

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If you have any questions, please email our Department Chairperson Mrs. Swogger at Sswogger@somersetacademy.com

 

Please read below for audition day information 

Audition Day Information

1. All students should arrive to Somerset Academy by 8:30 am. There will be a check-in table outside of building F where we will check in all the students. Students will then be assigned a warm- up room (music), stretch room (dance), or a set up room (art and theatre).

2. At 9:00am, parents will be asked to wait in their designated waiting room for their child to audition. Parents will not be allowed at any point beyond check-in. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

3. At 9:00am students, in ART, THEATRE, MUSIC and DANCE will report to the designated rooms for their workshop.

4. At 10:00am, all auditions and interviews will be conducted with the appropriate teacher. Audition times will be selected when students turn in the application which the final date is Friday. February 22nd, 2019. Mrs. Swogger will be emailing each applicant to confirm their audition time.

5. Students will be allowed to leave the audition area once the student has completed the audition.

6. Results will be emailed out to all applicants. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Audition Requirements

Based upon the area selected, students will be asked to either audition or submit a portfolio to be evaluated. The following are the requirements for the specific areas in the Conservatory. Students with questions should contact respective strand teacher. 

Theatre          

1. Students will be attending a workshop on the day of auditions. The workshop will be one hour long from 9-10am and will consist of Theatre Warm Ups in whole groups and Improvised Scenes in pairs.

2. In order to see the kind of storyteller you are, please be prepared to act out a scenario you would be familiar with.

                             3. A confidential interview in which the applicant is expected to be relaxed, honest, and able to demonstrate a reasonable command of language.  The applicant is advised to be articulate about career goals in theatre. Any design portfolios or resumes are welcomed but not required for this portion of the audition such as a sketchbook of theatre designs (i.e. makeup, mask, costume or set designs).

                               4. Please be prepared to perform your best, fully memorized monologue from a piece of theatre or film. Must be from a published show or film.

5. Attire: Audition Appropriate Clothing: no costumes, no heavy makeup, preferably all black and with jazz, ballet or character shoes. Hair tied back and away from face, no distracting jewelry that makes noise.

6. Headshot and Resume

Dance

                1.  Students will be attending a workshop on the day of auditions. The workshop will be one hour long from 9-10am and will consist of half an hour of ballet and half an hour of technique.

 2. In addition, each applicant will be asked to perform a short solo dance, not to exceed two minutes, in either ballet, contemporary, modern, or jazz dance style (hip hop or tap routine is not permitted). The solo may be from the classic or contemporary repertoire or be an original work composed by the student or a teacher. Each candidate must bring music selection by CD, Ipad, Ipod, Iphone, etc. 

 3. An in-depth, confidential interview in which the applicant is expected to be relaxed, honest, and able to demonstrate a reasonable command of language.  The applicant is advised to be articulate about career goals in the field of dance.

 4. Attire: Applicants are requested to wear appropriate dance attire for the audition. Please DO NOT wear leg warmers, sweaters, or jewelry. MEN wear black tights or jazz pants, a white t-shirt and black jazz shoes. WOMEN wear a black leotard, black or pink tights (that can be rolled up), or black leggings.  Jazz shoes (any color), turning pointes and/or ballet shoes are acceptable.

5. Headshot and Resume.

Music

  Instrumental Music

1.  Students will be attending a warmup/rehearsal on the day of auditions. The warm-up will be one hour long from 9-10am.

2. Six major scales and chromatic scale - two octaves.

3. One classical solo, that demonstrates lyrical playing and technical proficiency. The solo must be from the FBA list. 

4. An in-depth, confidential interview in which the applicant is expected to be relaxed, honest, and able to demonstrate a reasonable command of language. The applicant is advised to be articulate about career goals in the field of music.

                                5. Attire: Professional Attire, no school uniform

Visual Arts

Portfolio Submission:

All work must be submitted in a portfolio. Full name, school, and grade should be printed on the cover of the portfolio.

1. Students will be attending a workshop on the day of auditions. The workshop will be one hour long from 9-10am and will consist of a   2-D performance test. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate imagination, creativity, and drawing skills through the use of a still life. Drawing materials will be provided.  

2. Submission of Two-Dimensional Artwork: Applicants must submit no fewer than five examples of their best artwork using different art media. Including but not limited to a portrait, a landscape, a still-life, a figure drawing, and an abstraction. All work must be flat: no rolled or framed drawings, etc.

3. Submission of Three-Dimensional Artwork:  Applicants may submit up to 5 digital prints or slides of three-dimensional artwork (no more than two views per piece). Full name and media must be printed on each slide or photo.

4. Submission of a personal Sketchbook:  Applicants should submit a sketchbook reflecting the range of their artistic explorations, such as ideas, thoughts and notes.

5. An in-depth, confidential interview in which the applicant is expected to be relaxed, honest, and able to demonstrate reasonable command of language.  The applicant is advised to be articulate about career goals in the field of visual art.

6. Attire: Professional Attire, no school uniform

 

 GOOD LUCK!