School of the Arts Audition Prep
We offer School of the Arts audition preparation
School of the Arts offers students creative and artistic opportunities in the areas of Communication Arts, Dance, Band, Piano/Keyboard, Orchestral Strings, Vocal, Theatre and Visual Arts. The school’s curriculum challenges students to achieve a high standard of artistic professionalism and academic excellence.
In order to be eligible for admission, students must submit an application to the Palm Beach County School District’s Department of Choice Programs AND successfully audition for one of the school’s art programs.
Audition application deadlines are in December. Auditions take place January and February. We can help your child have the best audition possible by preparing them with all the tools needed with plenty of time to practice the tools and feel comfortable. Starting the summer before their 5th grade or 8th grade year is ideal. Participating in the Masterclasses is a great way to get those nerves out and have an awesome audition.
The Audition Process
Students will need to prepare a memorized classical-style solo that showcases their vocal ability. They will be evaluated on solo pitch and rhythmic accuracy, tone quality, expressiveness, and musical effect. Additionally, students will sing along with a provided recording of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” at the audition. The audition will also include vocalization that demonstrates control, range, and technique in their singing. We’re here to help throughout the entire process, from selecting the perfect song to conducting mock auditions. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your child feels prepared, confident, and ready to have a successful audition.
Students will need to prepare a memorized classical-style solo that showcases their vocal ability. They will be evaluated on solo pitch and rhythmic accuracy, tone quality, expressiveness, and musical effect. In addition, they will be assessed on aural memory by singing a series of notes played on the piano. Furthermore, they will be expected to demonstrate their sight-reading skills and participate in an interview.
There is no specific preparation required for the Theatre Audition; the audition itself is designed as a theatre workshop. During this workshop, students will engage in acting exercises where they will be paired with one or two other students for audition assignments. Each student will be evaluated individually based on their own work.
During the audition, students will be provided with a brief script and asked to read it, making character choices. Alternatively, they may choose to sing a short provided section of a Broadway-style musical song. Students will be assessed on their ability to develop a character vocally and physically through song in a manner that aligns with the song.
Dreyfoos Musical Theatre
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How we can help you prepare for your audition
We understand the importance of individualized attention. We highly recommend private lessons to fine-tune your audition game, ideally 3-6 months before your audition.
Audition Preparatory Masterclass
Saturday, December 2, 2023. 10:00am – 1:00pm for Vocal- Bak and Dreyfoos
Saturday, December 16, 2023. 10:00 pm- 1:00pm for Vocal- Bak and Dreyfoos
Back by overwhelming demand, we’re thrilled to announce not one, but TWO Audition Preparatory Masterclasses! Choose one or both and supercharge your audition skills for success.
We provide a masterclass taught in a group setting where students will gain all the confidence needed to have a successful audition. We will discuss all the elements of the audition in detail, as well as give each student the opportunity to perform their memorized song in a masterclass setting and gain control of nerves. This workshop has proven to be extremely successful every year!
To register for the School of the Arts Audition Preparatory Masterclass:
If you are a current student, simply send payment or pay online through our Pay Online Option.
If you are a new student, please contact us by calling or emailing us and we’ve love to guide you in the right direction.
Saturday, January 6, 2024 – 10:00-2:00- By appointment only
In January, we’re hosting Mock Auditions open to everyone! Experience a real audition atmosphere and receive valuable feedback with comments.
To register for the Mock Auditions:
If you are a current student, simply send payment or pay online through our Pay Online Option and we will discuss a time option with you. Mock Auditions are by appointment only. You will be assigned a specific time. If you are a new student, please contact us by calling or emailing us and we’ve love to guide you in the right direction.