Band Audition Requirements for 2020-2021 Admissions

All applicants must thoroughly read and follow the 4 step application/audition process on the Admissions homepage.

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November 1, 2019 – January 3, 2020 at 9:00 am

Thursday, January 9, 2020mm
6:00 pm
Concert Hall

DSA does not have a shadow program.  Instead, we have 5 Preview Mornings.  Preview is from 7:40 am – 9:30 am.  It is for both parents and students.  Everyone will spend the first half of the time in one large group hearing from the DSA principal.  After the large group session, students and parents will receive a tour of the school from a DSA parent who is in the same major you’re interested in auditioning for.

To sign up for a Preview Morning, click HERE

Your specific audition time will be given to you at the preaudition meeting.  Audition dates are:

February 1, 2020
February 8, 2020

If your student needs accommodations for the audition, as written in a 504 or IEP, please provide a copy of the 504 or IEP to Assistant Principal Aspen Burkett ONE WEEK before your student’s audition date.

At the preaudition meeting, we will talk about the process and what students are expected to know as they audition for a position in the bands area.  Specific information on how to prepare for the audition will be discussed, what to expect as a student at Denver School of the Arts and January audition times will be given out.  We will also answer specific questions.  If there are any questions at all about the application/audition process parents are encouraged to call the school to inquire.

All parents of students auditioning are reminded that acceptance to the school is not solely based on the audition performance.  Other factors such as grade level population and large group instrumentation requirements may be considered.

Included below is a sheet that has specific audition information.  Also below is the form we use to judge student’s performances during the audition to give you an idea exactly what the judges are looking for.

Band Audition Info 18-19

Band Audition Form 18-19