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Talent Unlimited Welcomes All New York City Families!

We celebrate the connection between performing and liberal arts, challenging our community with a rigorous student-centered curriculum. Every student completes two course sequences all four years: the performing arts sequence prepares students for a conservatory or BFA program; the liberal arts sequence simultaneously prepares students for a traditional college or university.  The balance of the two, with additional guidance in social-emotional wellness, support all students in becoming life-long artists. Our learning community is located one block from our CUNY partner Hunter College on the Upper East Side and is comprised of diverse families from all five boroughs in an inclusive, caring environment that fosters individuality and expression.

RIGOROUS CURRICULUM

Our four-year sequences of study in performing arts and liberal arts prepare students for success in college and career.

INNOVATIVE PERFORMANCES

Students gain experiences in all aspects of production with opportunities to be on stage all four years.

AUTHENTIC PARTNERSHIPS

Our relationships with institutions of culture and higher-education ensure that education begins at TU, and is only limited by ambition.

WORLD-CLASS EDUCATORS

Our faculty and support staff are content and pedagogical experts committed to the needs of every adult and child.

TIMELESS SPACES

Our venues and classrooms range from our historic auditorium seating over 1,000 to our state-of-the-art intimate blackbox theater.

EXTRAORDINARY DIVERSITY

Our heterogenous, inclusive environment fosters cooperative learning alongside individuality and expression.

Program Descriptions and Audition Requirements

Students take daily ballet and modern dance classes, improvisation, dance composition, pointe, and repertory. Dancers perform during all four years of study. Dance majors study dance history, anatomy, injury prevention, body conditioning and yoga, and workshops with professional companies. Students complete internships with cultural organizations and graduate with both a CTE and arts endorsement.
Learn More About Dance
Come prepared to participate in a ballet warm-up and a modern dance combination.
Applicants will be evaluated on alignment, the ability to follow directions, musicality, strength, and stretch.
Applicants are expected to wear dance clothes (leotards, footless tights, and ballet shoes) and do NOT need to prepare a one-minute dance.
Applicants may be asked to participate in a brief interview. No preparation is necessary for the interview.
Open Dance Audition Rubric
Register for a Dance Audition
Students take daily drama and movement classes on acting techniques and tuning their physical instruments in preparation for full productions in 11th and 12th grades. Students study theater history, voice and speech, improvisation, and digital filmmaking. Students complete internships with cultural organizations, compete yearly in the National Shakespeare Competition, and graduate with both a CTE and arts endorsement.
Learn More About Drama
Come prepared to present two memorized one-minute monologues from recognized, published playwrights. Characters chosen should be age-appropriate.
Applicants may also be asked to do an improvisation and/or a reading of material provided at the audition.
Applicants may be asked to participate in a brief interview. No preparation is necessary for the interview.
Open Drama Audition Rubric
Register for a Drama Audition
Students study music theory, history, and piano in 9th and 10th grades, and study solo repertory and chamber music in 11th and 12th grades. Students may complete internships with cultural organizations, perform in special events including NYSSMA adjudications, and graduate with an arts endorsement diploma.
Learn More About Instrumental Music
Come prepared to demonstrate competence and agility on their instrument by playing a selection of medium difficulty.
Applicants must bring their instruments (EXCEPT percussion, piano, baritone sax, guitar amplifier, baritone horn, tuba, and double bass), and two copies of the sheet music.
Applicants will be asked to play two scales from memory and sight-read excerpts.
Applicants may be asked to participate in a brief interview. No preparation is necessary for the interview.
Open Instrumental Music Audition Rubric
Register for an Instrumental Music Audition
Students take drama, vocal, tap, and musical theatre movement classes with specific focus on tuning their physical instruments in preparation for full productions in 11th and 12th grades. Students study musical theater history, ensemble-building, improvisation, and acting through song. In addition, the senior year includes specialized units in college audition readiness, industry exposure, and theater as a business.
Learn More About Musical Theatre
Come prepared to
(1) sing a memorized song from a Broadway musical; AND
(2) present a memorized one-minute monologue from a published play or musical, or a poem.
Applicants must bring the sheet music in the key in which they will sing and must sing with the provided accompanist.
Applicants may also be asked to repeat vocal phrases in order to demonstrate rhythm, tonal memory and basic vocal technique, and/or replicate a dance combination.
Ability to take direction will be strongly considered.
Applicants may be asked to participate in a brief interview. No preparation is necessary for the interview.
Open Musical Theatre Audition Rubric
Register for a Musical Theatre Audition
Students take daily solo voice and ensemble classes, studying classical and contemporary repertoire. Students perform on the main stage all 4 years, including a fully staged opera in the 12th grade. Students study piano, musicianship/theory, and phonetics. Students may complete internships with cultural organizations, perform in special events including NYSSMA adjudication, and graduate with an arts-endorsed diploma.
Learn More About Vocal Music
Come prepared to sing from memory, in a medium key,
(A) “Amazing Grace,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Silent Night,” or “The Star Spangled Banner;” OR
(B) a classical or musical theatre selection.
For the classical or musical theatre selection applicants must bring the sheet music in the key in which they will sing.
Applicants must sing with the provided accompanist.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate both chest and head voice and will be asked to repeat vocal phrases in order to demonstrate rhythm, tonal memory, and basic vocal technique.
Ability to take direction will be strongly considered.
Applicants may be asked to participate in a brief interview. No preparation is necessary for the interview.
Open Vocal Music Audition Rubric
Register for a Vocal Music Audition

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