School of the Arts Audition Process for 2020-2021

    Extended to January 15, 2021 | Apply Online for an Audition

    January 26-28, 2021 

    Please note: You must reside in the City of Rochester, NY in order to audition for School of the Arts.

    Application Deadline is January 15, 2021  

    Admission to the School of the Arts is based on a formal audition process. Students may select only one field of study in: Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Music: Instrumental and Vocal, Theatre Technology or Visual Arts. Auditions are approximately 3-4 hours long and are measured according to a standard rubric. For each audition, students are graded in a combination of group and individual settings. Auditions are judged by a team of faculty members and each student receives a numerical score from 1-to-10 based on the overall quality of the audition.
    If you have a passion for artistic expression, we encourage you to explore School of the Arts.
    If you have any questions regarding our audition process, please call the Audition Hotline at 324-3502 and leave a message. All calls will be returned within two business days.
    To submit your application electronically, please click here: SOTA Online Application
    Please submit only one application.  Multiple entries may cause delays in the scheduling of your child's audition.
    If you are applying to SOTA, you must also complete the School Selection booklet. If your child is not accepted into School of the Arts and you have not completed the Schools of Choice Application Booklet, your child’s placement into Grade 7 will be determined solely by seat availability. This booklet is also being mailed to families in December.