Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

Excellence, Creativity & Equity

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Applicants will be considered for a Music placement at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts on the basis of an audition.


  • Will be conducted by a panel chaired by the Head Teacher Music and members of the Music Faculty
  • Will consist of other applicants participating in a music audition (approximately 2.5 - 3 hours) which will include performance (vocal and/or instrumental) listening and improvisation activities

Students will be assessed on:-

  • Demonstrated pitch and rhythm skills
  • Creative ability and musical potential
  • Genuine interest, self-discipline and commitment
  • Concentration and focus
  • Ability to work independently and co-operatively


Instrumental A short prepared piece (maximum 2 minutes)

Voice A short prepared song (maximum 2 minutes)

Please Note:

Applicants may include another instrument/voice in addition to the one registered.  However, it should be understood that the total time for the audition must be no more than two minutes.  It should also be noted that any accompaniment must be performed live by the applicant only. (No other forms of accompaniment will be accepted)


Applicants should wear comfortable clothing.


  • Eight (8) passport size photographs will be required on the day of the audition to assist the audition panel identify the applicant in the audition.  Failure to supply photographs can seriously disadvantage the applicant in the audition.
  • Each photo should have the applicant’s name and date of birth clearly printed on the back.




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