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Hello aspiring artist scholars! Welcome to the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Virtual Audition Platform for 2021.

As a reminder, before you set up this profile, you MUST have already submitted your official application through Students are able to audition for 1-2 art departments in the following areas: Dance, Instrumental Music, Literary Media and Communications, Museum Studies, Technical Design and Production, Theatre, Visual Arts and Vocal Music. Please be sure that you have followed these steps to ensure you have a successful audition.

  1. Submit your MySchoolDC application by Monday, February 1, 2021.
  2. Please complete your Acceptd profile and register for auditions by February 1, 2021. Auditions run from February 3 - 12, 2021. All students who apply by Feb. 1 are able to audition. The sooner you can submit your application materials the better. We will begin reviewing applications and submitted materials as soon as you submit.
  3. If there is a conflict in your audition schedule please contact us at
  4. All applicants are expected to be prepared for their audition. Please be sure to review the Audition Procedures for each art department that you apply for, as well as any other admissions requirements on our website:
  5. Check your email daily - it is our only way to communicate with you and you don't want to miss out on any last minute updates! 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Thank you and we look forwarding to seeing you during the 2021 virtual auditions!