(Minghui.org) Fei Tian Academy of the Arts announced today that applications are now being accepted, and auditions are scheduled for May 15, 2014. Applicants must practice Falun Dafa or be from a family of practitioners and aspire to learn the practice.

Requirements for Dance Department Applicants:

Male students, from 13 to 14 years of age and from 5'9'' (1.76m) in height. Female students, 12 to 15 years old, at least 5'5'' (1.66m) in height. For both male and female students, their legs must be at least ten centimeters longer than their upper body.

Requirements for the Music Program Applicants:

Music skills at a professional or near professional level (amateurs should be at level 8-9 or above) Good physical health Middle school to college age

We are seeking performers proficient in the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, harp, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, bass trombone.

Each applicant must provide a resume, professional experience, and family or personal cultivation experience. Applicants can submit applications through the Internet, and the New York-based Fei Tian Academy of the Arts will arrange auditions. The applicants can also submit materials to local Falun Dafa Associations, and arrange to have auditions when Shen Yun Performing Arts is touring in the applicant's area.

Application Materials Requirements:

1. The applicant should provide a general resume, professional experience, individual or family cultivation experience.

A general resume should include the applicant's name, date of birth, height, weight, home address, email address, and phone number.

2. Recent photos

Specific requirements for dance department applicants:

Photos must have been taken within the last month, and should include:

Full length frontal, standing Full length side view, standing Full length back, standing Doing a split Doing a bridge

The applicant should be wearing dance or gymnastic attire, and the photographer should take the photographs in a kneeling position so as to accurately reflect the applicant's physical attributes.

Specific requirements for music department applicants:

Recent photo (within the last three months); full-body, frontal view, at least 800x600 pixels for electronic files and at least 5 inches long for hard copies

3. Applicants to the music department should submit an audition video. Applicants outside China can upload the video file online and send us the link. Applicants inside China should not email us the video file through Internet anti-censorship software.

4. All required materials must be submitted together for the application to be considered formally submitted. Preliminary qualifiers will generally be notified within two weeks of receipt of the application and given an audition date. If there are materials missing or the applicant has not passed the preliminary review, he or she will not receive an individual reply.

Applicants should apply online. Preliminary qualifiers will have auditions arranged for them by Fei Tian Academy of the Arts and Fei Tian College.

Contact phone number: 845-551-7104 Email address for applications outside of China: admission@feitianacademy.org Email address for applications inside China: feitian@minghui.org

Fei Tian Academy of the Arts and Fei Tian College March 25, 2014