Audition Information & Preparation

AUDITIONS – FAIRFAX ACADEMY

 March 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Fairfax Academy (inside of Fairfax HS).

If you are unable to attend this audition, please contact the instructor directly via e-mail to arrange a make-up audition as soon as possible (see instructor contact information below).  Please review the audition information below. NOTE: Returning students are not required to audition to move to the next level.

  1. Dance Levels 2, 3, & 4: Instructor - Meredith Barnes (mbarnes@fcps.edu), auditions take place in the dance studio (G-115).  Please enter building at Door #10.
    • Dance 2: Audition time, 10:15-11am
    • Dance 3 & 4: Audition time, 9am-10am

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

  1. Acting Methods; Advanced Acting Methods; & Advanced Musical Theatre: Instructor - Mike Replogle (mereplogle@fcps.edu), auditions will take place in the Black box (C-102).  Please enter building at Door #10.
    • The audition will consist of:
      • 1-two minute monologue
      • 1-song, 16-32 bars with music written in your key (you may bring recorded accompaniment)
      • 1-short dance routine will be taught during audition

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

  1. Music & Computer Technology Level 1: Instructor - Christopher Johnston (cejohnston@fcps.edu), auditions will take place in room E-116.  Please enter building at Door #10.
    • Last names A-D: Audition time, 9am-10am
    • Last names E-Q: Audition time, 10am-11:30am
    • Last names R-Z: Audition time, 12pm-1pm
    • 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 able to with the exception of a keyboard which will be provided.

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