How to Apply to the Conservatory Major/Minor Program


New students must first be admitted to Valley Christian High School before the Conservatory Program application will be considered.


High school students who plan to participate in the arts for four years at Valley Christian may choose to Major or Minor in the discipline of their choice:
Music, Dance Arts, Theatre Arts, Theatrical Design & Technology, Cinematic Arts or Visual Arts. Students interested in multiple disciplines may minor in Integrated Arts. Requirements for each may be found here.


MINORS

STEP 1 – Log into the SlideRoom Conservatory Application Site: www.vcs.slideroom.com Sign up for an account under the Student’s name (not the parent’s).

STEP 2 – Choose PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS – 2015/16 NEW CONSERVATORY APPLICATION. Answer the questions. Choose ONE Area of Concentration in Q15. If you have interests or experience in other areas, write a note under Q17 & 18.

STEP 3 – Enter at least one reference - the email of an arts teacher or private teacher, or someone who knows you well.

STEP 4 – Skip MEDIA (not required of minors) and Click SUBMIT. There is no fee for the Major/Minor Conservatory program.

Music Minors must also audition for various performance groups online. See below. 


MAJORS

STEP 1 – Log into the SlideRoom Conservatory Application Site: www.vcs.slideroom.com Sign up for an account under the Student’s name (not the parent’s). A parent email may be used if student does not have email.

STEP 2 – Choose PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS – 2015/16 NEW CONSERVATORY APPLICATION. Answer the questions. Choose ONE Area of Concentration in Q15. If you have interests or experience in other areas, write a note under Q17 & 18.

STEP 3 – Enter at least one reference - the email of an arts teacher or private teacher, or someone who knows you well

STEP 4Music, Dance & Theatre Majors – submit a 2-4 minute solo performance, dance or monologue of your choice. YouTube or Vimeo link ok. This video is separate from any other audition videos you may need to submit for groups. Visual Arts Majors – submit an artwork/photography portfolio of 5 works. Click on MEDIA to upload your jpg, png, or gif files. 

STEP 5 – Click SUBMIT. There is no fee for the Major/Minor Conservatory program. Music Majors must also audition for various performance groups online. See below.


MUSIC AUDITIONS FOR PERFORMANCE GROUPS

Email Mrs. Wagner for information about spring on-line auditions for performance groups. vwagner@vcs.net


SlideRoom File Size Limits

Video: 120 MB maximum. Audio: 5 MB maximum.
Documents: PDF format - 10 MB maximum. Images: JPG, PNG or GIF format - 5 MB maximum


Admission Decisions
New students must first be admitted to Valley Christian High School before the Conservatory Program application will be considered. Admission is not guaranteed and applicants are given an admission decision as quickly as possible via email or letter.

Contact
For questions on your school application: Alana James – ajames@vcs.net 408-513-2512
For questions on your Conservatory application: Vicki Wagner – vwagner@vcs.net 408-362-7604

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