The Bronx

This guide features schools in the Bronx that have programs that require an audition for admissions. Use this guide to help you schedule and prepare for auditions at schools in the Bronx. Programs with an asterisk (*) next to the name indicates the use of common audition components. Read pages 26-28 of the 2020 NYC High School Admissions Guide for more information on common audition components. For all audition programs, families should contact the school for the most up-to-date information.

The Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music

Registration is not required to audition. Just show up!

For questions, contact Jerrod Mabry at dfink2@schools.nyc.gov.

ProgramInformation
Instrumental Music: Concert Band/Jazz Band/ Piano (X33A)*Bring your own instrument (except piano, tuba, double bass, percussion and amplifiers, which will be provided) and your mouthpieces. Perform a prepared selection of your choice. Sight-reading and scales will be required.
Vocal Music: Chorus / Piano (X33B)*Come prepared to sing a song of your choice, without accompaniment. Rhythm, pitch-matching, and ability to sing in harmony with others will be evaluated.
Instrumental Music: Orchestra/Strings/Piano (X33M)*Bring your own instrument (except bass, cello, and amplifier, which will be provided). Perform a prepared selection of your choice. Sight-reading and scales will be required.
Audition GroupsDateArrival Time
All ProgramsFriday, November 22, 20195 pm
All ProgramsSaturday, November 23, 20199 am
All ProgramsFriday, December 6, 20195 pm
All ProgramsSaturday, December 7, 20199 am

Fordham High School for the Arts

Registration is required. Register for auditions at www.fordhamhighschoolforthearts.org/admissions

For questions, contact Lisa Mota at fordhamhsarts@gmail.com

ProgramInformation
Fordham High School for the Arts (X51A)*Students are required to audition in their interest area of study which includes a writing prompt. Please see school website for department specific audition requirements. Dance: Participate in either a ballet class or a modern dance class. Applicants must wear ballet shoes and fitted black dance attire. Refer to school's directory page or website to see if a prepared solo is necessary. Drama: Perform two contrasting monologues (one minute each). Perform an on-demand dramatic or movement activity (e.g. impromptu reading from provided script or improvisation). Wear attire that allows free movement. Music Production/Instrumental: Students are encouraged to bring any of the following that apply. These components are not necessary but will provide a great benefit to the audition. 1. Music made using computer software on a computer or a flash drive. 2. 1 piece of music to be performed on an instrument of student choice. Modern Band Instruments such as guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards are encouraged. Song can be performed solo or over an existing piece of music brought on a flash drive. Students must be prepared to 1. Listen to and clap back 5 rhythms molded by teacher 2. Listen to and identify major and minor chords. Vocal Music: Perform a song in a medium key that you have prepared and bring the sheet music. Song recommendations may also be listed on schools' websites. Vocal singers will also be asked to repeat vocal phrases to test rhythm, tonal memory, and basic vocal technique. Ability to incorporate directions from teacher will be considered. Visual Art: Prepare and present a portfolio with 8-15 pieces of original artwork with a diversity of subject matter and use of media. Three dimensional pieces may be photographed and included in the portfolio. Complete up to three drawing assignments at the audition. Drawing assignments may include: the human figure and drawing from observation or imagination. Check school's website for examples. Sketchbooks are welcomed as extra drawings. Technical Theater: Applicants are expected to bring a prepared 3D design model/diorama for presentation, based on the reading of any fairy tale. Applicant should be prepared to discuss their fairy tale, justify design choices and speak to the process of making their model. Applicants will be asked to participate in a hands-on practical in one or more aspects of technical theater.
Audition GroupsDateArrival Time
All ProgramsSaturday, October 19, 20199 am
All ProgramsSaturday, November 2, 20199 am
All ProgramsSaturday, November 16, 20199 am

 

Theatre Arts Production Company School

Registration is not required to audition. Just show up!

For questions, contact Ron Link at rlink2@schools.nyc.gov.

ProgramInformation
Instrumental Music (X20B)*You may audition on more than one instrument. Perform a prepared solo selection (memorized or with sheet music). Bring your own instrument(s) (except piano, tuba, double bass, harp, percussion and guitar amplifiers, which are provided by the school). Audition includes on-site music tasks (may include singing back melodic patterns, tapping back rhythmic patterns, play selected scales, or completing a sight reading, music theory, or improvisation task).
Vocal Music (X20C)*Perform a song without accompaniment. Audition includes on-site music tasks in which originality, pitch, one's ability to harmonize with other singers will be assessed. Check school website (www.tapconyc.org) for suggestions.
Dance (X20R)*Participate in both a ballet class and a modern dance class. In addition to this common audition requirement, a prepared solo is necessary. Applicants must wear ballet shoes and fitted black dance attire.
Drama (X20S)*Perform two contrasting monologues (one minute each). Perform an on-demand dramatic or movement activity (e.g. impromptu reading from provided script or improvisation). Wear attire that allows free movement.
Visual Arts (X20T)*Prepare a portfolio of 8-15 pieces of original work. Include examples of observational drawings. Complete up to three drawing assignments at the audition. Check school's website for examples (www.tapconyc.org). Examples may include the human figure and drawing from observation or imagination.
Audition GroupsDateArrival Time
All ProgramsSaturday, November 2, 20191 pm
All ProgramsSaturday, November 16, 20191 pm
All ProgramsTuesday, December 3, 2019 3 pm
All ProgramsSaturday, December 7, 20191 pm
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