Admissions & Audition ProcessAdmission is through application and audition. The application should be sent in before the audition date. You may call and schedule an audition at any point during the application process by calling 212-457-4060.
The application process includes the following:
- Application Form
- Current headshot and resume
- Two letters of recommendation. These can be sent in with the application or sent in separately.
- Non-Refundable Application/Audition Fee
- Audition/Application fees and tuition are payable by cash, credit/debit card or money order.
- Prospective students applying for a Merit and/or Needs Based Scholarship should submit the appropriate forms with the required application materials
Acceptance notices are sent within 30 days of audition.
Auditions are scheduled throughout the year until available spaces are filled. If you live within 500 miles of NYC, an in-person audition is recommended. Prospective students should prepare either a monologue, song, or dance for the audition.
MONOLOGUE: The chosen monologue should demonstrate acting skills and strengths. Prepare up to a 2 minute, age-appropriate monologue.
SONG: Song selected should be contrasting in acting and vocal style. Songs should be no longer than 2 minutes.
DANCE: Dance piece should be no longer than 2 minutes.
Students are notified of acceptance or decline within thirty business days of their audition. Students who apply/audition after the program is filled are placed on a wait-list.
All applicants must demonstrate the following proficiencies for admission to The New York Performing Arts Academy:
- A desire for comprehensive training in acting, singing and dance, while experiencing the rigor of intense style training.
- Clear articulation of individual goals, sufficient English skills and the ability to understand language.
- An openness and willingness to learn from faculty and peers.
- A healthy physical instrument to participate fully in the program.
WAIT LIST POLICY:
Wait lists are created when a program meets maximum capacity. The proficiency expectation criteria for programs listed in the NYPAA Handbook and on the NYPAA website will be used to determine placement on a program’s wait list. The size of the program will determine the number of students placed on a program’s wait list. If a student is accepted into a program from the wait list, they will be notified when the position becomes available. If a student is not accepted from the wait list into a program, they will be notified at least 30 days prior to the start date of the program.
Merit Scholarships: Merit Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding talent and potential in the performing arts. Talent is assessed through application and audition evaluation.
Needs Based Scholarships: Needs-Based Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. In order to qualify for Needs-Based Scholarships you MUST provide a Scholarship Application.