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 VISUAL ART      MUSIC          DANCE
 
 
Through the arts, Curie students engage with innovative thinkers and leaders to experience the arts both as audience members and as artists.  We emphasize not only creativity and imagination, but also the values of cultural understanding and social harmony that the arts produce so well. Dance, music and visual art teachers at Curie are agents of change, combining academic excellence, personal support and a creative, student-centered vision. These students learn that all art forms are interconnected.  They learn to understand the social, historical and cultural contexts of all the art forms.  Curie understands that the arts are an ideal platform for developing inclusive attitudes and beliefs and for challenging stereotypes based on difference.  Curie is committed to providing authentic learning experiences that will provide a foundation for life-long learning.  Our mission is to prepare students to become leaders and engaged citizens in a global society, enabling then to contribute positively and responsibly to their community and the world around them.
 
HOW TO APPLY TO CURIE -                           
http://go.cps.edu                                                        

GoCPS Application opens - Monday, October 12th
Screenings can begin - Monday, October 19th
Application deadline - Friday, January 8th
Admissions Screening deadline - Friday, January 29th

2021-2022 - Dance Auditions & Music Auditions & Visual Art Portfolio DIGITAL SUBMISSION
******ALL DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED VIA GOOGLE CLASSROOM BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH at 5:00 PM*******
 
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Requirement for ALL PERFORMING ARTS STUDENTS:
 

***Students submit a short (100 words max) essay or letter of interest, or short video, explaining their interest in the selected program, their experience in the art discipline, their academic and artistic goals, and their artistic process***

 
 
Below find specific requirements for each ARTS discipline and the corresponding Google Classroom information for each discipline.
 
DANCE
 

Curie High School DANCE Program Entry Procedures

 

Curie’s Dance Department offers an internationally acclaimed dance major for students entering academic grades 9 through 12.  Admission to the School’s dance program is by virtual audition for 2021-2022. 

 

Submit an online VIRTUAL AUDITION and statements of interest to the Google Classroom:

Class Name: CURIE'S DANCE DEPARTMENT Class Code: 5j75ftm

Non-CPS students Classroom Code:  All Disciplines  -  y6lajza

Applications must be submitted to by Friday, January 8, 2021 to be considered for the next school year to a particular CPS school  Application Videos due Friday, January 29, 2021. Applicants will be notified by CPS as to whether or not they have been selected to attend. 

 

Should you have any further questions, please contact MAWilson1@cps.edu or the Registrar at 312. 535.2100. 

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MUSIC

Only students who have submitted a complete application and have met the minimum requirements will be granted an audition for admission to the Curie’s Music Department. 

Students of all abilities and levels of experience may audition for admission into the music program. Curie recognizes the need to provide opportunities for students who have high levels of musical training and for students who have not had training in a formal setting, but demonstrate strong natural ability and a desire to learn.

Submit a digital recording of your video audition and statement of interest to the Google Classroom:

Class Name: CURIE'S MUSIC DEPARTMENT Class Code: 7akfutc

Non-CPS students Classroom Code:  All Disciplines  -  y6lajza

Any questions, email Ian Torres, irtorres@cps.edu   

Required DIGITAL audition preparation

Instrumental:

  • Perform two contrasting (fast/slow) pieces, or one piece with contrasting sections. Accompaniment is not allowed for the instrumental audition. Students share why they selected that piece of music and their creative process.

Vocal:

  • 2 contrasting (fast/slow) songs. An accompanist will be provided (bring sheet music in the appropriate key), or students may bring accompaniment on CD, MP3 player, smartphone, or tablet. (instrumental track only, no lip-synching). Acapella (unaccompanied) singing is encouraged and permitted. You should perform songs (no matter how simple) that demonstrate the quality of your voice and clear articulation of the song’s words. Patriotic songs, church hymns, some show tunes and art songs are appropriate. Popular music that imitates the style of a pop singer is not helpful in determining the quality of a young voice, and should be avoided. A piece that shows high notes and low notes is helpful. Students share why they selected that piece of music and their creative process.

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VISUAL ART


Only students who have submitted a complete application and have met the minimum requirements will be granted an interview for admission to Curie’s Visual Arts Department.

Students of all abilities may interview for admission into the visual arts program. Curie recognizes the need to provide opportunities for students who have had prior instruction in the visual arts and students who have not had prior training, but demonstrate a strong natural ability and a desire to learn.

Submit an online DIGITAL PORTFOLIO and statements of interest to the Google Classroom:

Class Name: CURIE'S VISUAL ART DEPARTMENT Class Code: hu66vtx

Non-CPS students Classroom Code:  All Disciplines  -  y6lajza

Any questions, email Rebecca Pavesich, rspavesich@cps.edu   

Required audition preparation:

  • Students must photograph (well) 7-10 pieces of artwork with accompanying artists statements that represent their artistic interests. All artwork must be created by the student alone and clearly labeled with the student’s name and title of the piece (if titled). Artwork may include, but is not limited to, painting, drawing/sketching, sculpting, photography, and graphic design. No copies or tracings are allowed; in addition, only two pieces may be in the style of anime or manga. Students may photograph sketchbook pages, but some work should reflect completed artworks.
  • Students who use a sketchbook are strongly encouraged to photograph some pages.
  • Students will submit a maximum 100-word essay explaining the work they have presented and their artistic interests.