• General Audition Information

       

    Thank you for your interest in Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.   The application window for the 2024-2025 school year is now open, and will remain open through January 14th.  To apply please use this link to SlideRoom - our application software.    General Auditions for the 2024-2025 school year will be held on January 20 for Musical Theatre, and January 23 - 24, 2024 for all other arts areas. 

    Please review the audition requirements for the interested Art Area. Please refrain from submitting any audition paperwork until the audition application is available. Any documents received before that time will not be accepted.

     

    New for the 24-25 school year!

    Introducing a Singer/Songwriter track within the Vocal Department. This track is for the creative songwriter and will focus on songwriting, recording, and music industry courses. Students will be required to take the foundational Vocal courses freshman year then enter in to a unique track beginning in their sophomore year with a combined course load of classical and contemporary classes.  Check the Vocal Audition page for details on audition requirements for this track.

  • Entrance Requirements 
     
    • Acceptance to Douglas Anderson is by audition only.

    • Students must minimally be at an intermediate skill level.

    • Two recommendations are required.  Requests for recommendation letters are done through SlideRoom (the audition application software) only.  Please include two names and email addresses in the reference section of the application.  SlideRoom will send an email to your references for them to submit their recommendation.  We will not accept recommendation letters via email or in person.

    • A copy of the student’s most recent report card must be submitted. A 2.0 Grade Point Average is required. Florida law requires a minimum 2.0 grade point average for participation in state performances, which includes All-State, State Thespians, gallery showings, and other school-related activities.

    Your audition will include an interview in addition to other arts area requirements.

    In order for your child to audition for Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, the above steps must be completed. Douglas Anderson is not part of the school choice/magnet lottery!

     
    Curriculum
     
    Douglas Anderson offers a four-year, full academic curriculum, which includes honors, dual enrollment, and advanced placement courses. The advanced intensive arts curriculum includes visual arts, dance, vocal, band, orchestra, guitar, piano, cinematic arts, creative writing, and theatre (including performance, technical, and musical theatre). A minimum of 12 courses in the student's arts major is required.
     
     
    Additional Contractual Agreements
     
    All arts areas require fair share contributions. The amount varies among arts areas and performance groups. (Fund-raising opportunities are provided for all students to earn the fair share.) Additional area-specific requirements that affect a student’s grade may be mandatory. Arts directors will provide more information at new-student orientation.  
     
    All students are required to take the core required courses in their arts area curriculum, as noted in the curriculum guide.
     
     
    Transportation
     
    The Duval County School System currently provides buses to and from Douglas Anderson.  Please refer to our transportation page for more information.
     
     
    Additional Information
     
    If you have any additional questions about DA, or the audition process, please feel free to e-mail us at DAAdmissions@duvalschools.org.  Please be sure to include your student's name and art area in your correspondence.