Audition Information & Preparation


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. 


Meredith Barnes, Instructor,

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.



Michael Replogle, Instructor,

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.



Christopher Johnston, Instructor,

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.