All-Access

Audition based All-Star program! To apply, fill out the form on this page!

Auditions open: Monday, May 2
Bands announced: Monday, August 29th
Rehearsals begin: Wednesday, September 7th

Register to Audition for All-Access

Register to Audition for All-Access

What is All-Access?

The All-Access program is the highest level of achievement for a Stages Music Arts student. Acceptance into the band is an honor achieved only by a limited number of students (ages 12-18).

Stages Music Arts leverages its relationships with the area’s best musicians, local concert venues and promoters to provide All-Access members with exclusive learning, performing, and recording opportunities.

All-Access has performed alongside such prominent local musicians as Cris Jacobs and Carl Filipiak and at venues like the Hard Rock Cafe, WTMD, UNION Collective, Camden Yards, The Recher, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Belvedere Square and Power Plant Live!

Audition Information

Registration is currently OPEN and 2022-23 auditions will take place IN PERSON on August 17th, 19th, 24th and 28th.

Simply fill out the form at the top of this webpage to indicate your interest and then CLICK HERE to choose a time slot that works best for you.

Upon registration, students will receive a packet containing full audition details. 

The audition process will includes the following:

  1. Interview: The applicant will answer a few questions about themselves.
  2. Pre-Selected Song: Students will perform an excerpt from a pre-selected song that matches their primary instrument.
  3. Song of Choice: Choose a song that shows your musical style and demonstrates your unique strengths in your instrument. After playing, explain why you chose the song
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Eligibility & Expectations

Age & Instrument Eligibility

  • Minimum Age: 12 years
  • Maximum Age: 18 years

Students can participate up to and including the summer following their senior year of high school. Consideration will still be given for those students whose age is >18 during their senior year of high school.

Each student must audition for a slot on their primary instrument. Secondary instruments will also be taken into consideration. It is best to display the ability to sing and/or play percussion as a secondary instrument than to only choose a primary instrument.

Students can audition for All-Access on the following instruments:

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Keyboards
  • Voice

Length of Tenure

Commitment through the end of Summer 2023. Students are required to re-audition every year. No student is guaranteed a spot year after year.

Ideal Candidates

Students who wish to audition should:

  • Be a positive influence and contributor to school and local community
  • Act as an advocate of Stages Music Arts
  • Have technical ability and theoretical knowledge of their primary instrument
  • Exhibit strong leadership skills
  • Be self-motivated to sing back ups and play percussion
  • Know how to mix themselves to create a great stage sound
  • Be open-minded and able to play all styles of music
  • Be able to take direction and check their ego at the door
  • Be a team player
  • Be comfortable representing All-Access and Stages Music Arts in public and on social media
  • Promote opportunities as if they were for their own band

Expectations & Guidelines

  • All-Access members should demonstrate powerful stage presence, understand tone emulation on their instrument, play with dynamics, and be able to play/solo in all keys
  • Guitarists should be familiar with the use of effects pedals and understand how to operate amplifiers, etc.
  • Drummers should be able to set-up and tear down a drum kit, be able to play in odd time signatures, and have an understanding of various styles
  • Keyboardists should have a firm grasp of finding sounds on various keyboards, sequencing, and sampling
  • Bassists should be able to walk a bass line in all keys and understand how to operate amplifiers
  • Vocalists should be able to confidently replicate vocal harmonies and display a high level of microphone technique

Commitment

All-Access rehearsals are held weekly for 90 minutes. Day/Time TBD. Tuition is $150/month.