The application window for Northwestern is CLOSED.
Audition date is Saturday, March 5, 2016 for all content areas.
You MUST check School Finder to find your correct CPA school.
Who can apply:
CHOOSE ONE or TWO of the disciplines from the list below in which you would like to major and audition.
READ the audition procedures and expectations listed below for your chosen audition area.
PLEASE come to the audition prepared to do exactly what is expected.
GATHER information needed for your application form, including your PGCPS Student Number.
PRE-WRITE your 400 word Personal Essay so you can copy-and-paste it into the online form.
CREATE your Resume. Include performance experience and work experience, as applicable.
OPTION A (preferred): Parent/Guardian COMPLETE and SUBMIT the online application form.
CLICK HERE FOR THE NORTHWESTERN VPA ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
OPTION B: Download, save and print the NORTHWESTERN VPA APPLICATION PACKET (also attached at the bottom of this web page), complete and send to the address on the form, along with sealed copies of two completed recommendation forms, your resume and a copy of your transcript.
Address: Northwestern VPA Program, Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 or FAX: 301-985-1833
For Spanish version click HERE
Two recommendations are required:
One recommendation must be from the current Creative Arts teacher, public or private.
One recommendation must be from current classroom/homeroom teacher.
OPTION A: Send this link to the teachers completing the recommendation forms:
CLICK HERE FOR THE NORTHWESTERN VPA ONLINE RECOMMENDATION FORM
Your PGCPS Student ID number is REQUIRED for this form, so don't forget to send it to the teachers writing your recommendations.
OPTION B: Download, save and print the PRINTABLE NORTHWESTERN VPA RECOMMENDATION FORM (also attached at the bottom of this web page), and ask your teacher to complete it and return to you in a sealed envelope. Send the completed and sealed recommendation forms, along with your resume and report card to: Northwestern VPA Program, Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 or FAX: 301-985-1833
SEND in a CURRENT SCHOOL REPORT CARD (along with your resume and recommendation forms) denoting the program's minimum required 2.0+ GPA for each quarter with no failing grades. April registration CANNOT take place without having met the minimum 2.0 GPA.
Address: Northwestern VPA Program, Northwestern High School, 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 or FAX: 301-985-1833 or FAX: 301-985-1833
Questions about the audition requirements should be directed to the content supervisor:
Judith Hawkins – Vocal and General Music – firstname.lastname@example.org
Temisha Kinard – Dance – email@example.com
Lisa Stuart – Visual Arts – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lionel Harrell – Instrumental Music – email@example.com
Leona Lowery Fitzhugh – Northwestern – firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about this website please contact:
Barbara Liedahl – Creative Arts Programs – email@example.com