How to Apply for the CCCEPA
- Applicant completes and submits the CCCEPA Magnet Application online. Applicant’s recommending teachers are contacted by the CCCEPA Admissions Office directly to request recommendations. Non-CCSD students must also request that transcripts, discipline records and attendance records be sent to the CCCEPA Admissions Office from the current school.
- Applicant must REGISTER for one of our four in-person auditions.
- Applicant will be notified of admissions decisions once a decision has been made.
Each program has different and specific audition requirements. Read closely.
Scroll down for audition tips!
Dance audition tips
All dancers should be dressed appropriately in fitted black dance attire.
STEP I – Interested students must submit/upload a one minute video dance solo that incorporates a dance style(s) that best reflects their dance abilities, including but not limited to: ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, African, tap, pointe, lyrical, etc. UPLOAD DANCE AUDITION VIDEO HERE
STEP II – Prospective student will be required to participate in an in-person jazz and ballet skill assessment during one of the four scheduled CCCEPA audition dates.
STEP III – Interview.
drama audition tips
Present a 1-2 minute memorized monologue that allows you to develop a character and show a variety of acting choices/tactics. The monologue may be comedic or dramatic and should come from a published work of theatre or monologue book. No original material, please. The monologue should not be verse or from classical works, such as Shakespeare or Moliere. The monologue should be age appropriate (close to your own age). Costumes and props should not be used. Acting/Theatre applicants should also be prepared to explain their interest and background in drama. During the personal interview, the discussion will revolve around the student’s work, creativity, previous theatre experience, and ability to express themselves and communicate ideas.
Vocal Music Audition Tips
Prepare and perform from memory a 1-2 minute song that best shows your vocal ability and range. The song may be classical, musical theatre, pop, a patriotic song, or hymn. The audition song MUST be memorized and MUST be accompanied. You may not sing a cappella. Accompaniment tracks must be on a phone, CD or mp3 player. A Bluetooth speaker will be provided in the audition, or you may choose to bring your own device. Do not depend on Wi-Fi connectivity. Accompaniment tracks must not have lead vocals.
technical theatre audition tips
Technical Theatre applicants should present and explain a project that they have worked on. The project should be something the student has created. Examples of projects can be artwork, crafts, construction projects, music or sound production, video creation, or work from a staged production. Applicants should be prepared to explain how they created the work, the tools and materials they used, and their processes to achieve their results. If it is not possible to bring in the project for the presentation, detailed visual examples are acceptable.
Technical Theatre applicants should also be prepared to explain their interest and background in the technical aspects of theatre production. During the personal interview, the discussion will revolve around the student’s work, creativity, previous theatre experience, and ability to express and communicate ideas.