Explore. Apply. Audition.


Audition applications for the 2018-19 school year
will be accepted from January 8 through February 16.  

At FWAFA, we strive to make our application and audition process a positive experience for prospective students and parents by providing plenty of information up front to help you prepare and know what to expect.

First and foremost, please be aware that auditions are the only criterion used to determine enrollment. Transcripts, resumes and letters of recommendation are not considered for admission.

1. Explore the Process

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.

The audition deadline has passed for 2018-2019. However, you may complete the Secondary Wait List Application to be considered for an audition if we exhaust the primary wait list but still have grade level openings.

If you have any questions, please email stephen.madrid@fwafa.org or call 817-924-1482.

Audition Rubrics

Audition Resources

2. Apply for Admission

Students from accepted ISDs may gain admission to FWAFA by completing an application and auditioning. Students and parents may submit applications for the next school year during the open enrollment period in January, at which time the students will be assigned to their auditions. FWAFA accepts new students at every grade level starting in 3rd grade - but please keep in mind that acceptance is limited due to small class sizes.

3. Audition to Join Us!

First thing is to just remember to breathe! Even for the most confident performer, an audition can be daunting. At FWAFA, we get that – and strive to make our application and audition process a positive experience for aspiring artists.

Students may audition in choir, dance, theater or the visual arts. Elementary and middle school students must choose two of these artistic areas in which to audition. High school students must audition in one artistic area.

All auditions take place on the FWAFA 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.

Accepted ISDs

  • Aledo ISD
  • Alvarado ISD
  • Arlington ISD
  • Azle ISD
  • Birdville ISD
  • Burleson ISD
  • Carroll ISD
  • Castleberry ISD
  • Cedar Hill ISD
  • Cleburne ISD
  • Coppell ISD
  • Crowley ISD
  • Dallas ISD
  • DeSoto ISD
  • Duncanville ISD
  • Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD
  • Everman ISD
  • Fort Worth ISD
  • Godley ISD
  • Granbury ISD 
  • Grand Prairie ISD 
  • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD 
  • Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD 
  • Joshua ISD 
  • Keene ISD 
  • Keller ISD 
  • Kennedale ISD 
  • Lake Worth ISD 
  • Mansfield ISD 
  • Northwest ISD 
  • Peaster ISD 
  • Springtown ISD 
  • Weatherford ISD 
  • White Settlement ISD