Performing Arts Admissions

 

Performing Arts Admissions

Performing Arts Program

Performing Arts Program

Admissions Information

Thank you for your interest in Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts and our Performing Arts Focus Program. We look forward to seeing you at our Program Information Night on:    

Wednesday November 9, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

 

The deadline for applications and the receipt of application materials is:

Friday November 25, 2016

 

Our audition dates are:

Thursday January 12, 2017

Friday January 13, 2017

Monday January 16, 2017

Tuesday January 17, 2017


Application Procedure

Please note:

The application process for admission in September 2017 is now closed.  

Admission for September 2018 will open November 2017.

Click for step-by-step instructions on the online application and payment system.

 

September 2016 Wexford CSA Performing Arts Application & Audition Package

September 2016 Wexford CSA Performing Arts Application & Audition Package

The application process involves FOUR steps:

Step #1: 

Beginning November 9, 2016, apply online at www.wexfordcsa.ca/applications/performingarts.  Begin by selecting your audition date and time, then complete the online application form.

 

Step #2:

Upon completing the online application form, you will receive an e-mail copy of your application as well as instructions on submitting the $25 application fee through SchoolCashOnline.  

 

Step #3: 

Submit the completed forms below to Wexford CSA Guidance in-person or by e-mail to johnson.kong@tdsb.on.ca by November 25th, 2016:

  • Parental Permission form (to attend the audition)
  • Optional Attendance form (this must be signed by the current school guidance counsellor or principal if a TDSB student)
  • June 2016 Final Provincial Report Card
  • November 2016 Grade 8 Elementary Progress Report Card (or Mid-Term Report Card if in Grades 9-12)
  • $25 SchoolCashOnline payment e-mail receipt

Incomplete packages may not be processed.

Step #4: 

Prepare for the audition by reviewing the Auditions Materials in the Audition Package.

 

Be sure to record the date and time of your audition on your calendar.

Audition Dates:

  • Thursday January 12, 2017
    • AM Session: 9am - 12pm
    • PM Session: 1pm - 4pm
  • Friday January 13, 2017
    • AM Session: 9am - 12pm
    • PM Session: 1pm - 4pm
  • Monday January 16, 2017
    • AM Session: 9am - 12pm
    • PM Session: 1pm - 4pm (Please note that this timeslot is reserved for Gr. 9-12 students only)
  • Tuesday January 17, 2017
    • AM Session: 9am - 12pm
    • PM Session: 1pm - 4pm

Audition Process

On the day of your audition, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your session.  Proceed directly to the Studio Space.  Parents will not be allowed to observe the audition.

 

All applicants must do ALL of the following: 

1. DRAMA – Students must memorize and present one monologue.  You may choose one of the monologues enclosed in the audition package or you may choose another age appropriate monologue (approximately one minute in length).  Costumes and properties are optional but not necessary. 

2. VOCAL MUSIC – Students must sing a solo from the Musical Theatre Repertoire. Sing loudly and clearly with lots of energy. If you think you can’t sing, just go for it – we can train you.  Please prepare one of the song options from the audition package.  An accompanist will be provided for you at your audition. You may prepare your own Musical Theatre selection; if you do, please bring the sheet music for the accompanist to play. Do not bring recorded music.  NO POP MUSIC, PLEASE. 

Note:  you are only required to sing a shortened version of your selection. 

3. DANCE – Students will be asked to follow a basic dance routine along with a group. Note: If you have extensive dance background (i.e. strong technical ability and at least 4 – 5 years of dance training in ballet, modern or jazz) please prepare a solo (approximately 1 minute in length) and provide your music on a CD. 

Notes:  Please come prepared in appropriate attire (comfortable clothing that you can move in and dance or running shoes – NO BOOTS).  

              If you play an instrument, please bring it along.

 

Results of the interview process and offers of admission will be sent by mail no later than Friday February 10, 2017.  Please do not contact the school for your results.

Note that decisions about your child's placement in the program is based on where they will achieve the most success.  Once your child is in the Performing Arts program at Wexford they can re-audition in the following year to change their Performing Arts focus.