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PAH Auditions are about demonstrating passion

Auditions for the school year 2018-2019 have already occurred.  We do have a few spots left open for joining in January so please email Kim McGrath Anderson (link below) directly AND please fill out this Audition form in order to sign up for an audition for the year 2018-2019. 

Once you have submitted the audition form, we will contact you in January with details related to your audition.  

If you are interested in the December PAH Visit day please fill out this form.

What to Expect at a PAH Audition 

Arrive in the Pomona Library, starting at 3 p.m. You will have two experiences -- a PAH humanities classroom simulation, and an arts audition so that you can demonstrate your passion for the arts. 

Please contact PAH Coordinator Kim McGrath Anderson if you have any questions. 

Instrumental Music

  • One Major scale using full range of the instrument 
  • One Etude between one and two minutes 


  • We're excited to have you audition for PAH writing. Please bring two samples of your written work. One must be a creative piece. The second must be of the non-fiction genre (possibilities include: a persuasive piece, an expository piece, a memoir, biographical profile, literary analysis...).  Be prepared to discuss your works and share what interests you about the written word.  


  • Acting-Two contrasting monologues
  • Musical Theatre-One 32bar cut of a musical theatre song. There will not be an accompanist present please have a track to perform with. Please no acapella auditions.
  • Technical Theatre-Interview, be prepared to answer questions about your experience in theatre and why you want to be in PAH for technical theatre. Bring in any evidence of previous work in the world of theatre and be prepared to talk about it.  

Vocal Music

  • Sing a song of your choice with a CD accompaniment. The song must be between one half and two minutes long. 
  • Be prepared to sing either “America the Beautiful” or “My Country 'Tis of Thee” in the key of F accapella 
  •  Sing 1 or 2 octave scale in a major key. 

Visual Arts

  • PORTFOLIO to be submitted with application, and entirely in digital format. Please share in google drive with Kim McGrath Anderson Actual work should be brought to audition

            Content: No fewer than 5 and no more than 8 pieces total, showing a variety of content, media,             and technique from the possibilities below:

            2-D Artwork (drawing, painting, graphics, photography):

             -Original 2-D artwork well presented  

             -Possibilities include but are not limited to: realism, abstraction, pencil,

             colored pencil, computer graphics, photography, pastels, mixed media

           3-D Artwork (ceramics, jewelry, sculpture):

            -May be kiln fired and glazed, or hand painted.

            -Possibilities include but are not limited to: symbolism, functional or sculptural

             clay, plaster, metal, coil, slab, thrown, carving, casting, piercing

            List of Art Experiences (e.g. education and awards)

            Artwork will be evaluated based on creativity, design, technique, and presentation.

            Art work may be created on your own, in school, or with a private instructor

            Copied work from preprinted materials and copied cartoons and comics should not be included

  • AUDITION: Be prepared to speak about your work and about the form and content of a professional piece of artwork. 


    Culinary Arts:

  • Prepared ahead of time:
  • Bring one dish of your choice either savory or sweet to show your passion and creativity.   This can be a favorite meal reimagined, or your “specialty”.  You may use recipes to guide your preparation.  You may choose an appetizer, entrée, side dish OR dessert. 

 This should not be an expensive dish! For a recipe that serves 4 you should spend no more than $20! This means no more than $5 per serving.   You will be evaluated on passion, creativity and taste, NOT on how expensive or rare your ingredients are.  Only your final plated dish will be evaluated for taste and appearance.  If you choose to include meat or foods that should not be eaten raw please ensure they are cooked to a safe temperature (at least 140°F) during cooking and reheated to that temperature before serving.

  •  Day of Audition:
  • You will be given time to plate and heat your dish the day of the audition.  This time is to reheat if needed, you will not be given enough time to fully cook a dish during the audition.  Plain white serving plates will be provided, you may choose to bring your own.

 Be prepared to speak about your presented, your experiences with culinary creativity (e.g. education, cooking at home or culinary programs you have participated in) and what interests you about Culinary Arts.