Audition Process -- Remote Audition

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Audition Process and Timeline for 2022 - 2023 School Year Not Finalized.

The following is general information and is not meant to supersede information provided by the DOE.


  • Eligible Students: 
    • 8th grade and first-time 9th grade students
    • Students who were residents of New York City during registration and administration process but who could not take the SHSAT and/or submit their LaGuardia audition due to COVID, will be able to register for the summer SHSAT and/or the LaGuardia auditions.



  • Families should discuss with the Family Welcome Centers whether or not their child meets the academic requirement of satisfactory achievement.  Students not meeting this requirement will not have their audition reviewed.  LaGuardia Arts does not make this determination.

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The audition process for Summer 2021 Auditions has been adjusted due to COVID-19 safety concerns.  We are committed to providing an equitable, safe process.  Students will now submit their audition online. 

Arts and audition-based schools use common audition requirements for the same program.  

Resources for families: 

  • The Office of Arts and Special Projects has prepared audition preparation videos that dive into the common audition components and provide tips for how students can present their best work. 
  • As part of the common audition components, the Office of Arts and Special Projects worked with high school arts teachers to develop the following resources (also imbedded in the High School Auditions webpage )  

Applicants will not come to LaGuardia Arts for their audition.

  • Registration for those who meet the above Summer Audition Eligibility criteria should register with a Family Welcome Center, which is expected to open in July.

Rubrics:  Components that students will be assessed on are located at the bottom of each Program/Studio's section, below.

Selection Process

In addition to your virtual audition, LaGuardia also reviews academic information. In order to receive an offer to LaGuardia, students must have an average of 75 across 2018-19 final grades and an average of 75 across 2019-20 marking period grades in core courses. LaGuardia will not evaluate test scores. 

Please Note:  Attendance and standardized test scores are not used in determining academic achievement.

Then, candidates will be extended offers in the order of their audition score. For example, those who score 100% on the audition will receive offers first, followed by those who scored 99%.  This process is followed until all seats for a specific program are filled.  


Submission Guidelines


  • Each file you submit can be no greater than 1GB in size.
  • Electronic documents and images (written work, photographs, paintings and drawings) can be in Word, PDF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, or TIFF format.
  • Digital recordings can be in AVI, MP2, MP4, or MOV formats.
  • The quality of video recording, space, equipment, and editing will not be scored. Students will not be judged on the quality of the material available to them to complete their audition. Students are not expected to use professional recording equipment or professional editing software to complete their submission. Recordings and photographs taken on any electronic device (examples: cell phone, computer, iPad, camera) are acceptable.

Different types of audition programs have different audition requirements. You may need to use this form more than once to submit auditions to each type of program. For example:

  • If you are applying to dance and music programs, you will submit this form twice: once for dance and once for music.
  • If you are applying for instrumental music programs and wish to audition on more than one instrument, you will submit this form once for each instrument.

High school staff will review and evaluate the audition files you submit. After you submit your audition files, schools may contact you for additional information or for a virtual “call back.” If you do not hear from a school about a "call back," that's okay! Not all audition programs will contact applicants. A “call back” only means the school needs additional information.   They can finish evaluating your audition once they have the information. You will not receive a call back If a school can finish evaluating your audition based entirely on the files you submit. Not all students who get a "call back" will receive an offer to any program.  Not all students who receive an offer to a program will get a "call back." High school staff will rank students based on their evaluation of each student's audition. The Office of Student Enrollment then makes offers in rank number order to students who listed those audition programs on their high school application in MySchools, until all seats are filled.