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Performing Arts Academy
 
Aims of the Academy
The aim of the Performing Arts Academy is to develop a practical competency and understanding of performing arts and contemporary music styles. Additional extra-curricular activities are offered to advance students beyond the classroom. Students are expected to participate in a variety of these activities as part of their participation in the Performing Arts Academy.
Opportunity is also provided for students to perform at school and wider community events.
 
Selection Criteria
Students are selected to participate in the Performing Arts Academy based upon a desire to learn about performing arts to showcase their skills through practical performance.
A demonstrated record of attendance at rehearsals and formal instrumental lessons are prerequisites for selection to the program. An audition will also be required before acceptance into the program.
 
Entry Requirements
All students applying to be part of the Performing Arts Academy are required to attend a formal audition. This process will include a 3-5 minute performance piece followed by a brief interview. The audition piece could include, but is not restricted to:
an instrumental performance; or
a vocal performance; or
a dance performance; or
a musical composition.
 
Conditions of Enrolment
Taking part in a minimum of one curriculum based instrumental lesson each week (drumline, strings, and choir)
Maintaining a strong commitment to ensembles, with any absences explained.
Rehearsing for ensembles outside of school time.