• General Audition Information


    Thank you for your interest in Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.  General Auditions for the 2024-2025 school year have been completed.  If you have already auditioned, be sure to check out our "Now What?" page for information on the next steps of the process.   In-district auditions will be held in February 2025 for the 2025-2026 school year.

    Special auditions will be scheduled during the week of pre-planning in August for students who did not have the opportunity to audition previously.  If you are interested in auditioning, please check our SlideRoom Auditions Application for more information.  The SlideRoom Auditions Application must be completed before July 31st to ensure a scheduled audition.

    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!

    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.
    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.