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.
Auditions 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.
Bak Vocal Audition Process
Perform a memorized solo. Students will be judged on ability to vocalize, tone matching, solo pitch and rhythmic accuracy, tone quality, expressiveness and musical effect.
Dreyfoos Vocal Audition Process
Students must perform a prepared solo – Evaluation will be based on Pitch and rhythmic accuracy, intonation, technique, tone quality, musical effect, diction, expressive.They will also be evaluated on aural memory by singing a series of notes played on the piano.
Students will also be asked to sight-read and participate in an interview.
Audition Preparatory Masterclass and Mock Audition.
School of the Arts Audition Preparatory Masterclass will be held December 4, 2022.
We recommend all students take private lessons in order to prepare for their audition. However, we also 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!!
In January, we will hold mock auditions that are open to everyone. Mock auditions will be very similar to the real auditions and you will receive your results along with comments as soon as you’re done. You must sign up for a time slot by contacting us.
To register for the School of the Arts Audition Preparatory Masterclass
Sunday, December 4, 2022. 10:00am – 1:00pm for Vocal- Bak and Dreyfoos
Sunday, December 4, 2022. 1:00 pm- 3:00pm for Musical Theatre- Dreyfoos only
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.
To register for the Mock Auditions:
Mock Auditions will be held Saturday, January 7, 2023.
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.