Performance Applications Accepted Jan 5 - 31

 
Top Talent performance finalists' names will be posted on this site in March!
Watch our site for details.
 
Virtual "LIVE" Event | Friday, May 6, 2022

Accepting Performance Audition Applications | Jan 5 - 31

Thank you for your interest in our upcoming Top Talent event. We are accepting applications for performance auditions between January 5 - 31, 2022. 
 
Names of finalists will be posted on our website in March (date TBD) and finalists will perform in our Virtual "LIVE" event on Friday, May 6, 2022. If you are a selected as a finalist, you will be required to film your performance on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Please note there are no alternate dates for filming. Details of time and location will be shared with you if you are a finalist.  
 
For questions or additional information please contact the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools at 407-317-3261 or email us at: Toptalent@ocps.net.
 
Proceeds from our Top Talent event will help support the Foundation and provide arts enrichment for students experiencing poverty and homelessness. We are grateful to all of our generous sponsors and our audience members for investing in our children today; it will strengthen our entire community tomorrow.
 
 
Application Guidelines:
 
Before completing the audition application, you must read the Top Talent Rules and Regulations.  All contestants and professional accompanists must sign a waiver and return it by email to Toptalent@ocps.net and submit a YouTube live link performance by January 31, 2022.  Applicants must provide  all appropriate waiver(s) and submit a high resolution photo or professional headshot/groupshot, to email listed above.
 
If selected, performance requirements are listed below for finalists and accompanists:
 
Performance Requirements:
 
Performers: The maximum number of individuals per act cannot exceed 10 individuals per group.
 
 
Auditions:
Only YouTube live link videos will be accepted. Video link must be a minimum of 2 minutes and no more than 3.5 minutes in length. Waivers and a high resolution photo and/or professional headshot are part of your audition package and must be submitted by January 31, 2022. Please note you are NOT submitting a video with your application you will be uploading a YouTube video link.  Please mark YouTube video as "public view" for our judges to be able to view and score. You may remove your video from YouTube after finalists are selected, if you wish.
 
*Questions on how to upload a YouTube video?  Click here: https://youtu.be/Hlxqk0iHp5w
 
Main event:  The music, performance, attire and performers must be the same at the final event as was presented on your YouTube live link audition. If your performance is changed in any way, disqualification will occur.
 
Background music: You are required to submit your sound track music on a thumb drive if you are selected as a finalist.
 
If you have questions contact:
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools
Phone:  407.317.3261

Top Talent Auditions Application

Use this box for exact name of the ACT (e.g. Maroon 5, Kati Perry). This is the name that will be listed on all promotional information if you are selected as a finalist.
If splitting among more than one school, please include all school names.
Please list the learning community your school is located in.
Please indicate in this area your specific talent.
Accompanists Waiver form must be submitted if this applies.
If yes, your accompanist to your act will need to complete the "accompanist waiver" and submit by January 31, 2022, if you are selected as a finalist. Form can be found at bottom of this page and on the rules and regulations page. This is a MANDATORY requirement. Failure to submit this form to our office may disqualify you from participation. Please complete the form below and submit. You may call 407-317-3261 to confirm receipt.
Put the name of the song in this box. If not applicable, indicate with N/A
If your song is an original version indicate N/A in this spot. Otherwise list the artist and version of this song you are using.
By answering this question, you are declaring that you are the original songwriter to the song and/or music you will be performing for Top Talent. I confirm this music is original and not copywritten.
If you answer "Yes" please send a copy of your headshot to @TopTalent@ocps.net immediately. If you do not have one, that is not a problem.
If you answer "Yes" please send a copy of your headshot to @TopTalent@ocps.net by January 31, 2022. If you do not have a headshot indicate "No".
Equipment Needs
Primary Contact for the Act (PARENT or Student 18+ Years Old)
Please leave a number that is best to reach you.
Please leave a number that is best to reach you.
Performer Information (1 thru 10) #1
This phone number needs to be the main contact person for the performer.
if over 18 ... put N/A
Performer Information (1 thru 10) #2
This phone number needs to be the main contact person for the performer.
if over 18 ... put N/A
Performer Information (1 thru 10) #3
This phone number needs to be the main contact person for the performer.
if over 18 ... put N/A
Performer Information (1 thru 10) #4
This phone number needs to be the main contact person for the performer.
if over 18 ... put N/A
Performer Information (1 thru 10) #5
This phone number needs to be the main contact person for the performer.
if over 18 ... put N/A
Performer Information (1 thru 10) #6
This phone number needs to be the main contact person for the performer.
if over 18 ... put N/A
Performer Information (1 thru 10) #7
This phone number needs to be the main contact person for the performer.
if over 18 ... put N/A
Performer Information (1 thru 10) #8
This phone number needs to be the main contact person for the performer.
if over 18 ... put N/A
Performer Information (1 thru 10) #9
This phone number needs to be the main contact person for the performer.
if over 18 ... put N/A
Performer Information (1 thru 10) #10
This phone number needs to be the main contact person for the performer.
if over 18 ... put N/A
How did you hear out about Top Talent?
Uploading an official video of other performers will NOT be accepted. This must be a YouTube Link of your own performance or group performance.
THIS IS A REQUIREMENT! Only YouTube performance live links are accepted. Any other format will result in disqualification. Tips: Be sure that the video is taped in a well-lit area, free of clutter and interruptions Lighting, sound and costumes could affect judging. Put on your best performance Use a microphone for performance clarity, if possible Acts and costumes must be appropriate for family audiences Check with your performing arts instructor for additional tips at your school before you record your audition Do NOT submit an official YouTube video of other performers. This must be a recording of your very own audition. Make your live link performance as professional as possible. We wish you all the best!
STOP! If you did not upload a YouTube link of you performing - delete it now and upload your own performance link. Uploading links that are not you auditioning are not acceptable.
Submitting a YouTube link of your OWN audition is required. All others will be disqualified. Please follow directions carefully.
If you do not have a YouTube link established please check out our tips page for information on how to create an account and upload a video. Please note: Your own Tube link is required with submission.
After the performance application is submitted please email a signed copy of your waiver(s) and a high resolution photo and/or professional headshot or group shot to: Toptalent@ocps.net by January 31, 2022.
Waivers are located just below the submit button.
If you have questions, please call 407-317-3261 or email toptalent@ocps.net.
If your child is selected as a finalist you must be available for taping your "live" audition on Saturday, April 23, 2022. All details will be provided to finalists once selected. Indicate your attendance by checking “Yes” or “No” to this question. For now just save the date! Please note there are no back up taping dates.
Please refer to Rules and Regulations form for all details.
Thank you for investing in our children today – your support
strengthens our entire community tomorrow!