Registration & Auditions

Learn about the registration and audition processes here at Fairfax Academy!

Interested in attending Fairfax Academy?

Please follow these steps

  1. Students should speak with his/her assigned School Counselor to talk about Fairfax Academy courses and individual scheduling for next school year. 
  2. It is highly recommended, but not required, that students visit Fairfax Academy.
  3. It is also recommended that students and parents attend this year's Fairfax Academy Open House: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 6:30pm at Fairfax High School. Parents & Students are invited to meet with teachers and visit classrooms! This is optional, but helpful if the student cannot visit during the day, or hasn't made up their mind on which class to attend. It is also a great time for parents to have all their questions answered. * The 'snow date' for this event is Wednesday, February 5th at 6:30pm. 
  4. Once students decide which class to take, and which block to attend, School Counselors will register students via the Academy Registration Portal. Only counselors can register students for Academy classes.
  5. Students will receive a class confirmation letter in late spring, and a welcome letter in late summer about their Academy class(es) and general  information regarding Fairfax Academy.
  6. If a student is not currently enrolled at a traditional FCPS high school: contact Fairfax Academy Counselor, Maria Martin at @email or 703-219-2384.

Audition Information & Preparation

March 7, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Fairfax Academy (inside of Fairfax HS). 

Snowdate for auditions is March 14th.

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 (@email), auditions take place in the dance studio (G-115).  Please enter building at Door #14.
    • Dance 2 & Broadway Dance: 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 bare feet, jazz shoes and/or ballet shoes.

  1. Acting Methods; Advanced Acting Methods; & Advanced Musical Theatre: Instructor - Mike Replogle (@email), 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 (@email), 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.

For registration questions, please contact:

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