All-Access

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

Eligible Ages: 12-18

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 only achieved by a limited number of students.

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

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

Audition Information

Registration is currently OPEN! Simply fill out the form at the top of this webpage!

Auditions for the 2021-2022 school year will be held via pre-recorded video submission. Upon registration, students will receive a packet containing the audition details. Videos must be completed and submitted via Google form no later than Wednesday, September 8th.

Your instrument should be visible in the video and your playing should be clearly audible. You may play or sing along to the recording or a backing track if you choose, but your playing should be louder and more apparent.

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 2022. 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.

Meet All-Access 2021

Cecilia Giedzinski, All-Access All Star

Cecilia Giedzinski

All-Star
Bennett Luria

Bennett Luria

All-Star
Morgan Gonce

Morgan Gonce

All-Star

Sophia Paffenback

All-Star
Oliver Unger

Oliver Unger

All-Star
Sebastian Stinnett

Sebastian Stinnett

All-Star
Maxwell Rattet

Maxwell Rattet

Rising Star

Brianna Herbert

Rising Star

Courtney Guetler

Rising Star

Joel Brackins

Rising Star

Christa Savitsky

Rising Star
Harrison Fribush

Harrison Fribush

Rising Star