Student Showcase preview

Andres Aguila

Auditions for the 10th annual student showcase will be held this Monday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Grand Salon, University Student Union (USU).

“Auditions are completely open to every student and we want as many students as possible.” said Kevin Castech, USU Events Assistant. “We want the competition to be really high.”

The judges for the showcase are still being figured out, but Castech and his committee will be the deciders during the auditions.

They will be judging on who will be in the showcase based on performances that catch their eye, whether it’d originality, creativity, presentation, clarity, selection, and crowd appeal and there is no time limit on any audition, Castech said.

“It sounds really interesting,” said freshman Cheryl Lopez, music performance major. “It is a little short notice but there’s a lot of talent at CSUN.”

Lopez is interested in auditioning for the showcase, if she can fit it in her schedule, especially after hearing about the grand-prize for the winner of the showcase – a full-scale photo shoot by New Revolution Photography to help the winner build a professional portfolio.

The showcase itself will be held on Thursday, October 20, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Northridge Room at the USU.

It is held once a year, and this year students will have a month to practice for to be fully prepared.

Students interested in participating in the showcase must sign up before the auditions.

They can either walk in to the USU or go online to the USU website to sign up.

Those interested in getting their free e-ticket for the show can go to