General Music Audition
(required of all music applicants)
- Audition (instrumental or vocal) held by the members of the NWSA music faculty.
- Sight Reading.
SPED and LEP students are encouraged to apply.
Audition Workshops for 2020-21 Enrollment
The 90-minute presentation familiarizes applicants & parents on the music audition. Attendance is not required of applicants.
Workshops will be held on:
Instrumental: NWSA, 401 NE 2nd Avenue
Building 4, Third Floor, Room 4302
Vocal: NWSA, 401 NE 2nd Avenue
Building 4, Second Floor, Room 4204
Instrumental Music Audition
In addition to chromatic scales specified, students may be asked to play 12 two octave scales in the range of the instrument.
Special note for jazz instrumental auditions: Jazz applicants (with the exception of jazz guitar) must first complete their "classical" audition and then return for the jazz portion.
Download full Instrumental Music Audition Repertoire.
Vocal Music Audition
- Perform one (1) solo piece from the Classical or Musical Theater repertory. This piece must be memorized. An accompanist will be provided for the auditions or, if you wish, you may bring your own. In either event you must be sure to bring at least one copy of your music to the audition. Anyone appearing without music will not be auditioned. You may not use a taped accompaniment or sing a cappella. [Rock, Gospel or Pop songs are not suitable for this audition.] See the Vocal Music Audition Repertoire for suggestions on appropriate literature.
- Perform vocal exercises, given by the Director of Choral Activities, for the purpose of determining range, color, intonation, and pitch memory.
- Sing a simple melody at sight.
Download Vocal Music Audition Repertoire