Calling all high school actors, singers, writers, dancers, artists, filmmakers, classical musicians and photographers: online auditions for the 2021 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI) are currently underway! All accepted students attend on full scholarship!
The two-week residency program will still be held in person, but one month later than normal, July 10-25.
The application portal is currently open at apply.oaiquartz.org , and all audition materials must be submitted by early March.
For over 40 years, 270 of the state's most talented young artists have gathered at OSAI, a program widely known as Oklahoma's premier arts experience for high school students. Auditions for the 2021 Institute are currently underway and are being conducted entirely online due to the continued rise in coronavirus cases.
As the state’s Official School of the Arts, OSAI provides an experience far beyond that of an ordinary arts camp. Renowned teaching artists from across the country travel to Quartz Mountain, where they provide advanced, college-level training and mentorship to the young artists in one of eight artistic disciplines: acting, chorus, creative writing, dance, drawing & painting, film & video, orchestra or photography.
To be considered, students must complete a brief online application and submit audition materials demonstrating their artistic ability. The submission requirements vary from discipline to discipline. Performing artists and filmmakers will submit a video file. Writers and visual artists will submit a digital portfolio of their work.
Although the cost of an intensive arts residency program of this magnitude is steep, every student accepted to the Institute receives a full scholarship to attend. The State Department of Education, Oklahoma Arts Council and numerous private foundations underwrite the program costs to ensure that the experience is in reach of any talented student, regardless of their financial means.
Partial audition information for each discipline is listed below. Detailed application instructions are listed on the Oklahoma Arts Institute website.
Applicants are also encouraged to follow OAI's social media accounts (@oaiquartz) for tips and updates.
First, students must submit a general online application and then submit their discipline-specific audition materials by the deadline listed at oaiquartz.org/OSAI.
ACTING: Applicants must upload a video of themselves performing two contrasting monologues from published plays by March 15 at 11:59 pm CST. See the full guidelines at oaiquartz.org/disciplines/acting.
CHORUS: Applicants must upload a video of themselves singing two pieces listed on the OAI website by March 15 at 11:59 pm CST. See the full guidelines at oaiquartz.org/disciplines/chorus.
CREATIVE WRITING: Applicants must submit creative writing samples online per the guidelines by March 15 at 11:59 pm CST. See the full guidelines at oaiquartz.org/disciplines/creative-writing.
DANCE: Applicants must submit a video of themselves performing eight required combinations and two prompted solos as demonstrated on the OAI website by March 15 at 11:59 pm CST. See the full guidelines at oaiquartz.org/disciplines/dance.
DRAWING & PA