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Application Process for 2015-2016

Audition Dates for GPISD Students Only
Saturday, December 6th: Art, Theatre & Vocal Music
Saturday, December 13th: Band, Dance, Mariachi & Orchestra
 
Check-In: 8:30a
**Students must be checked in no later than 10:30a 
Auditions: 9a-finish
**Auditions will be on a first come, first serve basis and will run until finished. Depending on the number of auditions this process could last put to four hours. 
 
Audition Dates for Out of District Students - February (exact date TBA)
Out of District Student Auditions for the current academic year (2014-2015) are by appointment only. Please call 972-237-5603. 
 
Application Information
Online applications will open on Thursday, October 30th for GPISD students only and will close on Friday, November 14th.
 
Academic Eligibility Requirements
All applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered Academically Eligible: 
  • Pass with an average of 80 in All Core Classes (ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science)
  • 90% Attendance rate for the current year
  • Passed all areas of the State Assessments (STAAR or EOC) in the last administration
  • Acceptable discipline record for the current year
Audition Requirements By Strand **Students may audition for two different strands**
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Audition Process Timeline
1) Online Applications will open Thursday, October 30th
2) Online Applications will close on Friday, November 14th 
2) Academic eligibility standards of each applicant will be checked by GPFAA staff before an audition invitation is extended 
3) Students will be notified by email if they are invited to audition based on academic standing; Students who do not meet the academic eligibility standards will also be notified by email
4) Auditions on December 6th or December 13th
5) Students will be notified by email if they have been accepted or denied acceptance into GPFAA for the 2015-2016 year

"Day of" Audition Process 2015-2016 
 
Be Prepared!
Each strand has their own audition requirements that must be prepared in advance of the audition. Read through these requirements and begin gathering your materials.  
 
What To Bring to Auditions
All students are required to bring one copy of their resume and a head shot for each strand the student will audition for. The head shot does not have to be professionally produced. **Please note that the resume/head shot will not be returned**
 
Day of Audition Process 
Check-In: 8:30a
**Students must be checked in no later than 10:30a 
Auditions: 9a-finish
**Auditions will be on a first come, first serve basis and will run until finished. Depending on the number of auditions this process could last put to four hours. 
  • Students will check-in, receive a number and will be escorted to the cafeteria
  • Parents may wait in the gym or may feel free to leave and return for their student after the audition is complete. If you choose to leave the campus, make sure your student has a way to contact you after his/her audition is complete. 
  • Attire: Check strand requirements for specific dress code; if no dress code is specified please plan to Dress for Success. This is an audition and will be treated as so. 
  • Bring a bottle of water! 
  • Be sure to double check the individual strand requirements. Students will need to bring all materials specified in these requirements (example: instruments, portfolio, dance shoes, etc)