DATES AND DEADLINES

JUST LEARNING ABOUT AUDITIONS?

The CMS lottery is the way most students are admitted to our school after a passed audition. All students who attend NWSA must first pass an audition. Please complete an Audition Request as soon as you know your child wants to audition.

Submit an audition request no later than the published audition request deadline.

No in-person auditions. Band, Orchestra, Piano auditions are held over Zoom and require you to sign up for a time slot. See audition requirements for more information.

Middle and High School Chorus, Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre, auditions are accepting video submissions ONLY. Technical Theatre, Costume Design, and Visual Arts are accepting digital portfolios. See audition requirements for more information.

*New to or returning to CMS? Enrollment in CMS schools is required to request an audition. Once you enroll, you can submit the request, and your child should be able to audition in time for the first lottery.

Important dates:

Visual Arts:

This audition consists of a "digital" portfolio review by the teachers.

Wednesday, May 19th by 5pm

Visual Arts portfolios Auditions need to be submitted no later no later than this date. Feel free to submit portfolio on or before this date to be evaluated by teachers. There is no in-person audition for Visual Arts.

For the following major:

Visual Arts

*Visual Arts is accepting digital portfolios. See audition requirements for more information.

All Other Majors:

Wednesday, May 26th by 5pm

Auditions need to be submitted no later no later than this date. Feel free to submit on or before this date to be evaluated by teachers. There is no in-person audition for these majors.

For the following majors:

Middle and High School Chorus , Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre, Tech Theatre, and Costume Design

See audition requirements for more information.

*For a Band, Orchestra, Piano audition, please email nwsa.auditions@cms.k12.nc.us to schedule a date an time slot for a virtual audition and Zoom links will be sent via email prior to the audition (you will receive confirmation/ reminder email prior to the audition).

For the following majors:

Band, Orchestra, Piano

**Check your email for a message to schedule the audition. We will call if we are not able to reach you via email**