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. Here are important dates:

*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/deadlines:

Visual Arts

Thursday, October 27

(Optional deadline for early Visual Arts portfolios submissions to get early results)

Submit portfolio on or before this date by 5pm. Include an audition request or submit request prior to submitting.

*There is no in-person appointment for Visual Arts. The audition consists only of a digital portfolio review by the teachers. See audition requirements for more information.

Tuesday, November 29

Submit portfolio on or before this date by 5pm. Include an audition request or submit request prior to submitting. Thursday, January 12, 2023 is last date to submit to be evaluated before lottery closes

*There is no in-person appointment for Visual Arts. The audition consists only of a digital portfolio review by the teachers. See audition requirements for more information.

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All Other Majors

NOTE:

  • Visit nwsaauditions.com and submit an audition request as soon as your child decides to audition. Deadlines are the last date to turn audition materials in. Audition requests are scheduled in order received. It is best to audition during the lottery period in order to have the best chance of being placed at the school. There is no advantage of one audition date over the another, as long as they are in the SAME lottery period. There will only be one lottery period this year.

  • Band, Orchestra, Piano, Chorus, Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Costume Design are ALL IN-PERSON auditions. The Visual Arts audition is accepting digital submissions ONLY. See audition requirements for more information.

Monday, September 26 (CMS Teacher Workday)

Auditions 11:00pm-1:00pm Audition Requests due no later than Sept. 23

For the following majors:

Band, Piano, Chorus, Musical Theatre, Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Costume Design (NO ORCHESTRA OR DANCE)


Wednesday, October 26 (CMS Early Release Day)

Auditions 1:30pm-3:30pm Audition Requests due no later than Oct. 21

For the following majors:

Dance

Auditions 2:00pm-4:00pm

For the following majors:

Band, Orchestra, Piano, Chorus, Musical Theatre, Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Costume Design


Tuesday, November 8 (CMS Teacher Workday)

Auditions 2:30pm-4:30pm Audition Requests due no later than Nov. 4

For the following major:

Musical Theatre, Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Costume Design ONLY


Thursday, November 17

Auditions 4:30pm-6:30pm Audition Requests due no later than Nov. 11

For the following major:

Band, Orchestra, Piano, Chorus, and Dance ONLY


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