Milwaukee High School of the Arts is an Early Admissions school. Our admissions process begins in October of the prior school year. Please visit the MPS page for Early Admissions to learn more.
This year, the Audition process at MHSA is completely virtual.
Any interested student (incoming freshman or transfer student) MUST fill out the Audition Registration Form here: https://forms.gle/97Fyt7viXoQqjFTLA
The Audition portal will open on October 1, 2020. Invitations to the Audition Portal will be sent to prospective students who have filled out the Audition Registration Form as linked in Step One. Within the Audition Portal, you will find clear and detailed instructions showing you how to make and share your audition video with our faculty.
Dance, Music, Creative Writing and Theatre audition videos and portfolios may be submitted at any time during the month of October. If you have submitted a video to the Google Classroom, you do not need to attend the Audition Dates.
If you would prefer to do a live audition, you may attend Saturday, October 17, 9-11am or Wednesday, October 28, 5-7 pm on Google Meet. The link for the meeting will be available in the Audition Portal and emailed to you before the audition date.
Visual Art virtual live auditions will occur Saturday, October 17, 9-11am and Wednesday, October 28, 5-7 pm on Google Meet. The link for the meeting will be available in the Audition Portal and emailed to you before the audition date.
Many of our students arrive at MHSA without formal art education. If you are passionate about creating with music, art, writing, dance or on the stage, we want you to attend Milwaukee High School of the Arts!
Learn more about at MHSA by visiting our Virtual Open House where you can meet faculty, learn about our classes, clubs, sports and more.
For questions about the audition process, please email Ms. Tracey firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ms. Harris at 414-934-7012
Audition Requirements for each major
Virtual Live Auditions will be held
Saturday,October 17, 9-11 am and Wednesday, October 28, 5-7 pm
Specifics of the audition process will be in the Google Classroom Audition Portal. For access to the Portal, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/97Fyt7viXoQqjFTLA
Students will submit a writing portfolio containing 3 pieces of your best work. In addition, students will complete an impromptu writing task and an interview with our Creative Writing faculty.
The dance audition is like a dance class. Students will learn ballet combinations and a contemporary jazz piece. The audition consists of 6 videos taught by our faculty, which will be recorded by the student and submitted in the Audition Portal.
Band: Wind and brass will prepare a solo.
Vocal: Every student auditioning for the vocal department will learn the same piece, “To The Sky”. The sheet music, video of the song and video of piano accompaniment is available in the Audition Portal.
Orchestra and Piano: String instruments and pianists will prepare a solo.
Jazz: Drum, Guitar, Piano Horns and Bass will prepare a solo video.
Students will record a memorized monologue and submit the video to the MHSA Audition Portal. Students may also attend the virtual live audition and perform their monologue live for Theatre faculty.
Students will submit 3 pieces of original artwork; a still life, a self portrait, and a piece of your choosing. You must also attend a virtual Audition where you will do a live still life drawing with the Visual Art Faculty