Art Applications Timeline

The Arts application process requires a local audition, an application, and a state audition. The timeline for auditions is as follows:

October

Artists should complete the preliminary application online prior to the local auditions (both are only available during the sign-up window of October 3-24). The information in the preliminary application aligns with page two of the state application and is used only in the case of a tie in local audition scores.

November

Artists participate in the local auditions (Nov. 4-5). The local auditions are used to determine the 18 artists in each area that will represent PWCS in the state auditions.Once PWCS informs you that you are one of the qualifying students to audition at the state level, complete the full application, which will be emailed to you including the information you entered in the preliminary application.

November 4: Theatre auditions at Colgan High School
November 6: Visual Art auditions at Colgan High School


December

Artists should request two teacher recommendations. Teacher "A" must be a current art teacher in your art area. Teacher B can be another art teacher, classroom teacher, or (unrelated) adult who can comment on your artistic ability/accomplishments.

Artists should work on preparing for the state auditions. Your art teacher at school is a good person to help you review your performance/portfolio.


January

Applications are due to school's SRGS point-of-contact. State auditions are held on January 4 at George Mason University.


March

Early in the month, the county will notify you if you are one of the 14 applicants in each area that PWCS can send to the state for final consideration to the program. 


April

Acceptance information is sent by the state.


June 21- July 18

Program takes place at Radford University.

 

Art Applications Scoring


The arts applications are scored based on a combination of the state audition score, the application, with the two score items are the "Page 2" (training, experience, and honors) and the statement of interest.

Auditions are worth 72 points of the application. Audition requirements are available by clicking on the art area below:

Visual Art Adjudication (Word)
Music Adjudication Please note that vocalists must provide their own accompaniment for auditions
Theater Adjudication (Word)
Dance Adjudication (Word)


Page 1 Personal and Demographic Information
Page 2 Training, Experience, and Honors: One point is awarded for each item. Each year of training can be listed as a separate item. Training is classes taken in the art area (school or private study), experience is performing experience (or art shows for visual artists), and honors can include formal awards and/or selection for key roles, solos, all-county/region/state groups. (9 points total)
Page 3 Student and parent signatures/initials

Teacher Recommendations: Teacher "A" must be a current art teacher in your art area. Teacher B can be another art teacher, classroom teacher, or (unrelated) adult who can comment on your artistic ability/accomplishments. Teachers must complete a rating scale and narrative (letter). (19 points total)