Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy Application
Students must meet the Academic Eligibility Requirements (below) before receiving an invitation to audition. Upon academic verification, parents will be contacted via email to schedule an appointment.
Students have the option to audition for two strands. If the student is selected for both, he/she will be placed in their first choice.
2021-22 Application and Audition Information
Hello Interested Families,
We are now ready for qualified applicants to perform their GPFAA virtual audition for GPFAA. Please review the information on this page and ensure you and your child are ready to go. We have just a limited number of seats available so please make sure you submit your best “work” for our directors to review.
The GPFAA Application Process at a Glance
Applicant Completes GPFAA Application
GPFAA Administrative Review
(Academic, Attendance, Discipline)
Audition Invitations Sent Out by GPFAA via email
(Official Audition Submission Form will be attached)
Applicant submits Audition via Official Audition Submission Form
Video Only Submission
- Vocal Music
Video and/or Zoom Auditions
- Jazz Band
1st and 2nd round of GPFAA auditions have been completed however you are NOT too late.
Applications and audition submissions will remain open. New submissions will be placed on a waiting list and our directors will review them as needed.
**Please note that Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Mariachi require Zoom Auditions, so those will have to be scheduled when our directors are available.
Once your application has been submitted, you will be contacted with Audition Information.
January 29, 2021 - Audition Results emailed out (Acceptances & Denials)
February 5, 2021 - Parents call to GPFAA to accept or decline placement Deadline
February 11, 2021 - New Student Induction Virtual Meeting
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)
- 95% Attendance rate for the current year
- Passed all areas of the State Assessments (STAAR or EOC) in the last administration *will not be required for the 2021-2022 schoolyear
Acceptable Discipline Record for the current year.
How to Submit
Each of the 7 different Strands listed below have a different design for this virtual audition. Please read this over carefully to understand how they would like to have your child submit their audition. With our school closed for the remainder of the year for in-person gatherings, the need for this virtual audition should allow for just the very, very best your child has to show! If he/she didn't like the first "take," have them do it again and again until the very best is produced. (see below)
The Directors may also be requesting an online conference, or a Zoom conference, for each new applicant. In order to complete this, we would like to send this Zoom meeting to the parent email (not a student email address) and will be sending out SignUp links to schedule these Zoom interviews/auditions. The parents are certainly permitted to be in the presence of the student during the Zoom interview, but we ask each family to allow the applicant to conduct / participate / answer the Zoom interview completely on their own.
Results to Parents
The audition results will be communicated via the email you provide in the application by Mr. Jordan Fetter via email. Please be aware that our directors do not provide audition feedback to any applicant or parents.
If you have specific questions, please allow the director of each strand have the first shot at your question if it relates to the audition information provided here. If there are other questions about how, results, or other issues, feel free to contact Jordan Fetter, Dean of Fine Arts (intern) at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to see great auditions! Have fun!
This is an example if needed.