It's never too early to start preparing. The first step is getting familiar with the application process. Please explore the following documents and remember to contact us if you have any questions. These documents are for reference only and may change from year-to-year. Our Open Enrollment period for 2020-2021 is January 8th - February 10th of 2020. Application can be found here: 2020 - 2021 Texas School of the Arts Application Audition Requirements 2020-2021 K - 2nd Grade Audition Requirements 2020-2021 3rd - 6th Grade Audition Requirements Audition Rubrics K - 2nd Grade Audition Rubric 3rd - 6th Grade Dance Audition Rubric 3rd - 6th Grade Music Audition Rubric 3rd - 6th Grade Theatre Audition Rubric 3rd - 6th Grade Visual Arts Audition Rubric Monologue/Poem Resources Poem Options for Grades 3-4 Girls Monologues for Grade 3-4 Girls Monologues for Grades 5-6 Boys Monologues for Grades 3-4 Boys Monologues for Grades 5-6 Elementary Choir Option
Students from accepted ISDs may gain admission to TeSA by completing an application and auditioning. Students and parents may submit applications for the 2020-2021 school year during Open Enrollment, January 8 - February 10, at which time the students will be assigned to their auditions.
First thing is to just remember to breathe! Even for the most confident performer, an audition can be daunting. At TeSA, we get that and strive to make our application and audition process a positive experience for aspiring artists. Students in grades K-2 audition in all fine arts: choir, dance, theater, and visual arts. Students in grades 3-6 must choose two of these artistic areas in which to audition. All auditions take place on the TeSA campus. Applicants will be scored on a rubric for their chosen artistic disciplines, then ranked according to grade level to determine acceptance or placement on the wait lists. Students must meet a minimum required score for acceptance. Students will not receive a copy of their completed rubric or score.
Students whose parent/guardian currently resides in any
of the following TEA-approved ISDs are eligible to apply:
Meet with a Fine Arts representative to learn the basics of auditioning. They’ll help you know what to expect so you can audition with confidence! Nov. 16 | 2:30 - 4:40 pm Jan. 18 | 2:30 - 4:40 pm Kindergarten 2:30 – 3:00 pm 1st & 2nd Grades 3:00 – 3:30 pm 3rd - 6th Grades 3:30 – 4:40 pm