WHAT IS FUSION?

FUSION is a cross-conservatory performing group, featuring several of California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley's talented performance ambassadors. Comprised of student artists in grades 7-12 auditioned from the school's different arts conservatory programs, this group represents our campus in professional level community and campus performances.  

This group fuses disciplines, genres, and eras of music and art. 

FUSION Auditions

Vocal Auditions

Open Call for ALL 7th - 11th Grade CSArts-SGV Students

*All students interested in auditioning for FUSION should be present at BOTH the Vocal Auditions and the Dance Auditions. Auditions for FUSION take place in the spring semester on the campus of CSArts SGV; please check with the office for specific dates and times.

Vocal Audition Material: Please prepare two 30-second vocal pieces. Any genre is acceptable, and no accompaniment may be used.  

 

 

Dance Auditions

Open Call for ALL 7th - 11th Grade CSArts-SGV Students

*All students interested in auditioning for FUSION should be present at BOTH the Vocal Auditions and the Dance Auditions.  Auditions for FUSION take place in the spring semester on the campus of CSArts SGV; please check with the office for specific dates and times.

Please arrive fifteen minutes prior to the audition wearing appropriate dance attire; all choreography will be taught within the audition time (no advance preparation is required). 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can FUSION students participate in outside activities such as shows, sports, etc.?

Participating in outside activities after school hours is a family decision, except when outside commitments interfere with FUSION. When that activity is school-related, it is expected that students of FUSION conduct themselves in a professional manner as they are representing CSArts-SGV as its performance ambassadors.

What factors are considered in the continued participation of a FUSION student?

You are being evaluated year round at every rehearsal and performance. Your participation in FUSION is not guaranteed from year to year. Auditions will be held yearly.

Here is an example of our evaluation criteria:

  • How you contribute to the FUSION team
  • Training/Experience
  • Motivation/Energy
  • Positive attitude
  • Preparedness 
  • Vocal range/singing ability
  • Excessive conflicts
  • Classroom conduct
  • Attendance/academic probation
  • Suitability for the role/production
  • Excessive demerits/detentions
  • Choice of repertoire (appropriateness, thematic integration, how it showcases you as a performer)

 

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

For additional information about FUSION auditions, email stephen.cook@sgv.csarts.net.  

What do I need to know about the FUSION auditions?

Can newly accepted students audition also?
Yes, any current student, and all newly accepted students can audition.

Is there a particular genre or style of music you are looking for?
FUSION captivates audiences with their contemporary, upbeat, and pop-styled performances.

Can anyone at CSArts audition for FUSION?
FUSION is an interdepartmental performing group consisting of newly accepted and returning students ranging from grades 7 - 12.  Students with unique skill sets are encouraged to audition, as the Creative Team often features a wide variety of celebrated student artists throughout the year.  If you have a special skill set, please come to the audition prepared to demonstrate your unique talents.

What is the time commitment for FUSION rehearsals?

Friday afternoon rehearsals are mandatory throughout the school year.

Additional rehearsals will be scheduled as needed at the start of the school year and prior to an upcoming performance.

Are students required to participate at all FUSION events?
As long as the Creative Team is given enough notice, we will make accommodations for any excused absences.

What is the policy for students having rehearsal or show conflicts?

As a FUSION Student, it is your responsibility to effectively communicate your FUSION rehearsal and performance calendar when participating in any non-FUSION endeavors.

Are there any financial commitments for FUSION?

ALL students: $150 requested donation.

This includes:

  • CSArts shirt
  • Performance attire
  • FUSION activities
  • Staffing allocations
  • Administrative supplies

**If you have concerns regarding any of the financial obligations, please contact Stephen Cook at stephen.cook@sgv.csarts.net

FUSION Student Outcomes?

Basic Technique

  • Gain experience in standard repertoire of your chosen emphasis
  • Learn to approach material from technical and emotional standpoints  
  • Be able to comfortably perform material of medium to advanced difficulty
  • Be able to master varied stylistic repertoire
  • Be able to identify stylistically correct performance choices
  • Be able to identify expressive performance choices 

Performing

  • Gain knowledge, skill, and experience in performing a solo, duet, and ensemble settings 
  • Be able to work cooperatively in an ensemble

Work Habits

  • Develop proper work habits to create quality work in a quick manner
  • Understand how to use rehearsal time in an efficient and focused manner
  • Develop practical skills
  • Time management
  • Responsibility
  • Team work

Building Your Résumé

  • Unique performance and media opportunities
  • Valuable work experience
  • Performance alongside and coaching from professionals in the industry
  • As a member of FUSION, you will receive many personal benefits from the training and once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunities.

Performance Donations

Performance donations are VERY IMPORTANT, and are a big part of why we are able to provide performance opportunities.
Please note that these donations are not part of the Parent Funding Agreement (PFA).

If you should have any questions or concerns regarding these donations, feel free to contact Stephen Cook confidentially at: stephen.cook@sgv.csarts.net


California School of the Arts is organized as a non-profit organization under IRS code 501(c)(3) our Tax ID is 33-0891574.
All cash donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law.