VIRTUAL GRADE 8 NIGHT

All About Eastwood

Visit the Orientation Resources section of our website for more information about Eastwood.

Virtual IAP Presentation

Watch the videos below for more about applying and auditioning for the IAP. Click on the three bars in the upper right hand corner to see the full playlist.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INTEGRATED ARTS PROGRAM?

 

Arlene Thomas, Arts Registrar: E- arlene_thomas@wrdsb.ca; P-519-743-8265 x5591

Steve Hooper, Head of Guidance: E -steve_hooper@wrdsb.ca; P-519-743-8254 x5525

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR IAP APPLICANTS

Download a PDF of Important Dates for IAP Applicants

 

 

2021-2022 IAP APPLICATION AND AUDITION PROCESS

Due to Covid-19, all of our auditions will be done remotely this year. Depending on the arts area(s) you apply for, you may be required to submit video, audio, or visual digital submissions and/or take part in a Google Meet Interview with the audition panel(s).  As usual, the IAP Application form will also be online and will be live at the beginning of December at the same time as Eastwood’s “Virtual Grade 8 Night”.

Please make sure that you look carefully at the important dates above. In particular, please note that there are separate due dates for the IAP Application Form (January 15),  Digital Submissions (January 29), and Google Meet Interviews (January 21-24).

If you have any questions about the IAP application or audition process, please contact the Arts Registrar at arlene_thomas@wrdsb.ca


Instructions for Completing the IAP Application Form

STEP 1 – IAP APPLICATION – Due January 15, 2021

IAP Application form

Before you fill this out, make sure you have:

  • A copy of your latest report card (latest progress report) (you need to upload it to this application)
  • A copy of your Credit Counselling Summary (current high school student’s only)
  • OEN number (You can find it on MYWAY, the report card you just found, or by asking your teacher)
  • Parent/Guardian’s email
  • Parent/Guardian’s Phone number

Confidential Character Reference (Ask a current teacher to fill this out on your behalf)

$45 Application Fee – This link will take you to school-day where you can pay the application fee

Please note: the fee is non-refundable after the application due date, January 15, 2021.

Instructions for paying on school day:

If  You Don’t Have An Account:

There are two ways you can sign up for an account. The first way is to sign up using an OEN number, BUT school-day will only let you sign up using an OEN if you are from certain school boards. If your school board is not of the list, then you’ll need to sign up for an account as a community member. It doesn’t matter which method you use to sign up for school-day. Either one will let you pay the fee.  These instructions tell you how to sign up with an OEN number.  These Instructions tell you how to sign up as a community member. 

If You Do Have An Account:

You can use your current school-day account to pay the fee. The fee is under “Products” for Eastwood Collegiate. To find it, you have to add Eastwood as one of your schools. Here’s how you do that: Go to the dashboard on the left hand side of your school-day account and click on “schools and groups”. Next Click on “All Schools”. You will see a drop down list at the top of the screen that will let you choose a school board. Choose “Waterloo Region District School Board”. Next, Choose “Eastwood Collegiate” from the list of Schools. Once you’ve finished, you will be able see the application fee under Eastwood’s “Products”.

If, for any reason, you can’t pay the fee online, please contact the Arts Registrar at arlene_thomas@wrdsb.ca

 

 

STEP 2 – AUDITIONS – Digital Submissions due January 29, 2021; Google Meet Interview January 21-24, 2021

Digital Submission Form

 Tips for Recording Audio and Video for Your Audition

 

Part One: Introduction Video (Optional): 

Record a short 1-2 minute video of yourself. In it:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Tell us what areas you are auditioning for
  • Tell us what interests you about the IAP
  • No editing necessary
  • .Mp4 format

Submit your introduction video by January 29 with the rest of your digital submissions.

 

 

Part Two: Individual Arts Areas:

You can choose to audition for up to three Arts Majors. To be accepted to the IAP, you must audition and be accepted to at least one Arts Major class. Students auditioning for Grade 10+ can choose to audition for up to two Arts Majors.

The IAP Arts Majors are:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music-Instrumental
  • Music-Strings
  • Music-Vocal
  • Productions Technology
  • Visual Arts

This year only, because of the pandemic, Grade 8 students have the option of auditioning for the Music -Development program. Please read the audition instructions for that program for more details.

Please read ALL of the instructions for the area(s) you intend to audition for. Make sure you know what digital submissions you are required to submit by January 29 and whether or not you need to prepare for a Google Meet Interview.  If you have any questions about the audition instructions, please contact the Arts Registrar.

If you need help accessing technology or an instrument due to COVID-19, please contact the Arts Registrar as soon as possible so we can help. You can also request to borrow an instrument by filling out the Instrument Request Form

 

DANCE AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

Videos and Music:

Exercise A-Plies

Exercise B – Kicks and Pirouettes

DRAMA AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

Audition Monologues

Find Your Art

PRODUCTIONS TECHNOLOGY AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

VISUAL ARTS AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

Visual Arts Portfolio Template

MUSIC -INSTRUMENTAL AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

If you are having trouble accessing an instrument due to COVID-19, please fill out this form : Instrument Request Form

Part One: Option “B” Solos

Bassoon 

Clarinet

Flute

French Horn

Oboe

Percussion

Tenor Sax

Trombone or Euphonium

Tuba

Trumpet

Bass Clarinet

Alto or Bari Sax

Part Two: See Instructions

Part Three: Rhythm Sight Reading

Part Four: Listening Skills

MUSIC-STRINGS AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

If you are having trouble accessing an instrument due to COVID-19, please fill out this form : Instrument Request Form

Part One: Option “B” Solos

Viola

Double Bass

Cello

Violin

Part Two: See Instructions

Part Three: Rhythm Sight Reading

Part Four: Listening Skills:

MUSIC-DEVELOPMENT AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

If you are having trouble accessing an instrument due to COVID-19, please fill out this form : Instrument Request Form

Parts One, Two, and Four: See Instructions

Part Three: Musical Skills

Rhythm Sight Reading

Instrumental (Band) Melodies:

Strings Melodies:

MUSIC-VOCAL AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

Part one: Solos: 

Grade 8 Music Theatre:

Maybe

Chim Chim Cheree

Favourite Things

Grade 8 Folk Songs:

The Water is Wide

To the Sky

Simple Gifts

Grade 8 Changing Voices:

Greenland Fishery – Bar 1-24

A Red, Red Rose – Bar 1-28

Grade 8 Accompaniments

Grade 10 English Art Songs:

By the Sea

Shady Woods

Where E’er You Walk

Grade 10 Accompaniments:

Grade 11 Italian Arias:

Caro Mio Ben in Eb Major

Caro Mio Ben in C Major

Alma Del Core in E Major

Grade 11 Accompaniments:

Part Two: Pitch and Rhythm:

Sample Major Scales:

 Rhythm Sight Reading