Middle School Auditions – Schools.nyc.gov

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Interested in applying to middle school arts programs? The information on this page is provided to give students time to practice and prepare for auditions in advance.
Eligibility: Open to NYC residents
Mark Twain, located in Coney Island, Brooklyn, has ten talent areas, each with its own admissions program. 
Audition components by discipline are as follows:
Eligibility: Open to NYC residents
Professional Performing Arts School has one program, Theatrical Arts, that requires the two following audition components:
Eligibility: Open to NYC residents
Prepare and submit BOTH videos specified below. The following instruments are permitted for an audition at Special Music School: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Tuba. 
Saxophone, Voice, Harp, Drums/Percussion, Composition, and Recorder are NOT permitted.
Perform ONE prepared solo selection without accompaniment.
Perform ONE scale of your choice at a tempo (speed) you find comfortable.
For help preparing a scale or rudiments, please see this folder.

Eligibility: Open to NYC residents
All applicants to Ballet Tech must complete and submit an audition video.
Applicants must learn and perform a pre-recorded series of dance steps. The video will be used to assess the following criteria: physicality, coordination, flexibility, creative expression, and familiarity with ballet technique.
Visit ballettech.org/auditions/msauditions to view the pre-recorded instructional video.
Recording Instructions
Call Backs
Ballet Tech may ask applicants to come in for an in-person call-back audition.

Eligibility: Open to students and residents of District 21
Students who are eligible to apply to District 21 middle schools may apply to one or two talent areas at Mark Twain, and/or one or two talent areas at other District 21 middle schools.
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