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.
Bak Vocal Audition Process
At the audition, students will complete the following tasks:
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.
Students will also be evaluated on aural memory by singing the familiar song “Happy Birthday” and a series of notes on the piano.
Students will also be asked to sight-read and participate in an interview.
Register for our School of the Arts Audition Preparatory Masterclass in December (date for 2020 is still TBD) 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 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 received your results along with comments as soon as you’re done. You must sign up for a time slot by contacting us.
Check back for workshop and mock audition dates.