Audition Information & Preparation

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS 2018-19

MARCH 17, 2018 from 9:00AM - 1:00PM at Fairfax Academy (inside Fairfax High School)

If you are unable to attend this audition, please contact the instructor directly via email to arrange a make-up time as soon as possible (see instructor contact information below). Please review ALL the audition information below. These auditions are friendly, supportive, and non-threatening, and are used to determine best class level placement for the students.

NOTE: Returning students are NOT required to audition to move to the next level. 

DANCE

Meredith Barnes, Instructor, mbarnes@fcps.edu

Dance Levels 2, 3, and 4: Auditions take place in the Dance Studio, room G115. Please enter the building at Door 10.

  • Dance 2: Audition time, 10:15am - 11:00am
  • Dance 3 & 4: Audition time, 9:00am - 10:00am

*Please wear something that you are comfortable moving in but allows us to see your lines. You will also need bare feet, jazz shoes, and/or ballet shoes.

 

ACTING METHODS, ADVANCED ACTING METHODS, ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE

Michael Replogle, Instructor, mereplogle@fcps.edu

Auditions will take place in room E118. Please enter the building at Door 10. There are no assigned times. Students sign in upon arrival and are seen on a first come, first served basis.

The audition will consist of:

  • One 2-minute monologue
  • One song, 16-32 bars with music written in your key (you may bring recorded accompaniment)
  • One short dance routine, taught at the audition

*Please wear comfortable clothes to move in and NO jewelry.

 

MUSIC and COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Christopher Johnston, Instructor, cejohnston@fcps.edu

Auditions will take place in room E116. Please enter the building at Door 10. 

Last Names A-D: Audition time, 9:00am - 10:00am

Last Names E-Q: Audition time, 10:00am - 11:30am

Last Names R-Z: Audition time, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

During the audition, applicants will be asked to demonstrate the following: 

  • Ability to read musical notation in more than one clef
  • Keyboard proficiency: Functional keyboard skills will be tested; therefore a prepared piece is not required. Students should be prepared to sight read, play scales and arpeggios, and build chords. A keyboard will be provided. (If you do not know how to play the keyboard, still attend the audition).
  • Aural Skills/Interval identification--A general knowledge of music theory, including but not limited to:
    • Harmony
    • Rhythm
    • Instrumentation/Orchestration
    • Texture
    • Form

*Please bring your instrument if you are able to, with the exception of a keyboard, which will be provided.

Printable version -  AUDITIONS%202018-19.pdf 

Academy course decisions will be made in late March/early April. If you have questions about your Academy registration, please contact your school counselor.