Brooklyn

This guide features schools in Brooklyn that have programs that require an audition for admissions. Use this guide to help you schedule and prepare for auditions at schools in Brooklyn. Programs with an asterisk (*) next to the name indicates the use of common audition components. Read pages 26-28 of the 2020 NYC High School Admissions Guide for more information on common audition components. For all audition programs, families should contact the school for the most up-to-date information.

Abraham Lincoln High School

Registration is required. To register email Carlos Molina at cmolina2@schools.nyc.gov.

For questions, contact Carlos Molina at cmolina2@schools.nyc.gov.

ProgramInformation
Digital Photography (K24L)Students will prepare and submit the following to Mr. Carlos Molina, Director of the Photography Program, via mail (to the school's address) or email (CMolina2@schools.nyc.gov) by early December: A portfolio of the student's work. The portfolio should consist of ten pieces in which the student displays his or her visual sensibility (sense of humor, design, taste). The portfolio can be drawings, paintings and/or photography. All applicants must submit a portfolio; however, if you do not have a portfolio for submission, you may come during one of the audition dates to create your portfolio.
Audition GroupsDateArrival Time
Digital PhotographyWednesday, November 13, 20194 pm - 7 pm
Digital PhotographySaturday, November 16, 20199 am - 12 pm
Digital PhotographyWednesday, December 4, 20194 pm - 7 pm
Digital PhotographySaturday, December 7, 20199 am - 12 pm

Brooklyn High School of the Arts

Registration is not required to audition. Just show up!

For questions, contact Frank Proudfoot at fproudfoot@schools.nyc.gov.

ProgramInformation
Dance (K47L)*Participate in both a ballet class and a modern dance class. Applicants must wear ballet shoes and fitted black dance attire. A brief exam will be given to determine their level of dance knowledge.
Drama (K47R)*Perform two contrasting monologues (one minute each). Perform an on-demand dramatic or movement activity (e.g. impromptu reading from provided script or improvisation). Wear attire that allows free movement. Theater technology students may bring a set design model.
Instrumental Music (K47K)*Beginners are welcome. You may audition on more than one instrument. Perform a prepared solo selection. Bring your own instrument(s) (except piano, tuba, double bass, harp, percussion and guitar amplifiers, which are provided by the school). Audition includes on-site music tasks (may include singing back melodic patterns, tapping back rhythmic patterns, play selected scales, or completing a sight reading, music theory or improvisation task.
Visual Arts (K47J)*Prepare a portfolio of 8-15 pieces of original work. Include examples of observational drawings. Complete up to three drawing assignments at the audition. Check school's website for examples.
Vocal Music (K47M)*Perform a song without accompaniment. Audition includes on-site music tasks (e.g., sing back melodic patterns and tap back rhythmic patterns).
Audition GroupsDateArrival Time
All ProgramsTuesday, November 5, 20199 am
All ProgramsWednesday, November 20, 20194 pm
All ProgramsSaturday, November 23, 20199 am
All ProgramsWednesday, December 4, 20194 pm
All ProgramsSaturday, December 7, 20199 am

Dr. Susan S. Mckinney Secondary School of the Arts

For more information about audition requirements, please visit www.mckinneyssa.com.

ProgramInformation
Dance (K42C)*Students will take part in an abbreviated dance class, in which they will do barre work, exercises center floor, practice movement across the floor and learn a short combination. Students must also have a 2 minute dance solo prepared, reflective of modern, jazz, ballet, or ethnic dance techniques. Leotard and tights for girls and white shirt black sweat pants for boys are required. Students must have their music on a CD or iPod.
Drama (K42D)*Students must perform a memorized monologue and an impromptu reading. Attire that allows free movement is required.
Instrumental Music (K42E)*Students must perform a prepared selection and two major scales. Sight reading, rhythm and tonal memory will be tested.
Visual Arts (K42A)*Students must present a portfolio of 10-20 pieces of original work including still life, human figure and imaginative drawing. Students must be able to discuss their portfolio, artistic interests and area of study. Students must take an in-person drawing test.
Vocal Music (K42B)*Students must perform a song (classical, popular, or gospel) a cappella. Rhythm and tonal memory, improvisational skills, intonation, accuracy of pitch, breath support and diction will be tested.
Audition Groups DateArrival Time
All ProgramsWednesday, November 13, 20193 pm
All ProgramsFriday, November 15, 20193 pm
All ProgramsSaturday, November 16, 2019 10 am
All ProgramsWednesday, November 27, 20193 pm
All ProgramsFriday, November 29, 2019 3 pm

Edward R. Murrow High School

For more information about audition requirements, please visit www.ermurrowhs.org.

For questions, contact Allen Barge at ABarge@schools.nyc.gov.

ProgramInformation
Fine and Visual Arts (K57K)*Prepare a portfolio of 8-15 pieces of original work. Include examples of observational drawings. Complete up to three drawing assignments at the audition. Check school's website for examples. They may include: the human figure, and drawing from observation or imagination.
Instrumental Music (K57L)*You may audition on more than one instrument. Perform a prepared solo selection. Bring your own instrument(s) (except piano, tuba, double bass, harp, percussion and guitar amplifiers, which are provided by the school). The student must bring a copy of the music they are performing for the adjudicating teacher. The copy will be returned to the student after the audition. Audition includes on-site music tasks (may include singing back melodic patterns, tapping back rhythmic patterns, play selected scales, or completing a sight reading, music theory or improvisation task.
Studio Theater (K57P)*Perform two contrasting monologues (one minute each). Perform an on-demand dramatic or movement activity (e.g. impromptu reading from provided script or improvisation). Wear attire that allows free movement.
Vocal Music (K57J)*Perform a song without accompaniment. For guidance choosing a piece, go to www.ermurrowhs.org, and click on the music symbol for a list of recommended songs. Students may bring sheet music. At the audition, students will do a music aptitude assessment (such as matching pitches, singing scales, etc.).
Audition GroupsDateArrival Time
Fine And Visual Arts; Last Name A-FSunday, November 3, 20199 am
Fine And Visual Arts; Last Name G-LSunday, November 3, 20191 pm
Fine And Visual Arts; Last Name M-SSaturday, November 16, 20199 am
Fine And Visual Arts; Last Name T-ZSaturday, November 16, 20191 pm
Instrumental Music, Vocal Music And Studio Theater; Last Name A-CSunday, November 3, 201912:30 pm
Instrumental Music, Vocal Music And Studio Theater; Last Name D-FSunday, November 3, 20191:30 pm
Instrumental Music, Vocal Music And Studio Theater; Last Name G-ISunday, November 3, 20198:30 am
Instrumental Music, Vocal Music And Studio Theater; Last Name J-LSunday, November 3, 20199 am
Instrumental Music, Vocal Music And Studio Theater; Last Name M-SSaturday, November 16, 201912:30 pm
Instrumental Music, Vocal Music And Studio Theater; Last Name T-USaturday, November 16, 20198:30 am
Instrumental Music, Vocal Music And Studio Theater; Last Name V-ZSaturday, November 16, 20199 am

Fort Hamilton High School

For more information about audition requirements, please visit www.fthhs.org.

For questions, contact Thomas Oberle at toberle@schools.nyc.gov.

ProgramInformation
Dramatic Arts Academy (K17T)*Applicants will be asked to perform two contrasting monologues (one minute each), and an on-demand dramatic or movement activity (e.g. impromptu reading from provided script or improvisation). Applicants should wear attire that allows free movement.
Instrumental Music (K17R)*Instrumental students will be asked to demonstrate the ability to match pitch, tap rhythms and play various scales and/or exercises, as well as play a prepared selection of their choice.
Joffrey Ballet Dance Academy (K17J)*Students are expected to prepare a one-minute dance solo from any genre.
Vocal Music (K17S)*Vocal students will be asked to demonstrate the ability to match pitch by singing short melodies which are played on the piano, tap rhythms back to demonstrate the ability to measure time and sing a prepared selection of their choice.
Audition GroupsDateArrival Time
Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Dramatic ArtsSaturday, November 2, 201910 am
Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Dramatic ArtsSunday, November 3, 2019 10 am
Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Dramatic ArtsSaturday, November 16, 201910 am
Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Dramatic ArtsSunday, November 17, 201910 am
Joffrey Ballet Dance Academy (Last Names A - K)Sunday, November 17, 201910 am
Joffrey Ballet Dance Academy (Last Names L - Z)Saturday, November 16, 201910 am
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