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Admissions applications are currently open for the 23-24 school year for current sophomores.   

To apply to be a student at the Academy for the Performing Arts, you must be a sophomore in Excel TECC's Mayfield Consortium. These school districts include: West Geauga, Aurora, Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, Orange, Solon,  Mayfield Village, Brush,  Richmond Hts.,  Willoughby Eastlake (North and South). 
If you wish to apply please see your school councilor for more details on the process or contact the academy at 440-247-2072 x4344.

Choose an audition format

We have 3 options for your interview day, but no matter what you choose ,

 bring a headshot/photo and resume with you!

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Academy Alum Kate Clay as HAMLET in Our Production of HAMLET by William Shakespeare

Option 1: Acting Audition

  • Two (2)  prepared and memorized monologues, each about 1 minute long

  • A brief interview with our staff

Option 2: Musical Theatre Audition

  • One prepared and memorized monologue

  • A short selection from a musical theatre song

    • No POP music please.

    • An accompanist will be provided. You must bring sheet music if you don't want to sing a cappella.  Or if you like you can bring your own recorded accompaniment.

  • A brief interview with our staff

Option 3: Tech Theatre Interview

  • Prepare a portfolio of past art work (drawings, paintings, digital creations, photographs, films, etc)

    • Be ready to talk about your work and interest in the Academy

You may choose your own monologue or you may choose from monologues provided by clicking on the button below.

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Morgan Beck class of 2021

Headshot Tips

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A headshot is an 8"x10" color photo taken from about the shoulders up. It once was a legitimate question to ask whether your headshot should be in color or B&W, but times have changed. Your headshot should be in color: that’s the industry standard. 

As for the photo of you, it should be simple, friendly, and honest.  It’s not about having the perfect hair or smile. Find a picture that looks like you; shows your trusting side. Don't worry about fancy lighting. Don't pose. It’s simply about showing us who you are.​

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