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Welcome to the Virginia Winds Academy audition homepage!  

We are so excited about your interest in Virginia Winds Academy! If you have any questions about the application and audition process, please reach out to

About The Virginia Winds Academy

Virginia Winds Academy, its staff, and its musicians exist to contribute to the vibrant musical education and performance community in the Northern Virginia region. The Academy’s ensembles represent the cooperative efforts of music educators in collegiate, secondary, and primary music education environments. The participating members also reflect the talent and collective musical prowess of the formidable private music instruction available in Northern Virginia. 

The academy consists of up to three performance ensembles, two in the senior division, Symphonic Winds and Concert Winds, and one in the junior division, the Junior Winds. 

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Important information for all applicants:

Deadline for the 2023-24 audition registration has been extended to August 15, 2023. If you haven't submitted your application yet, please do so soon, as some sections are filling up for the year. 

If the deadline has passed, please reach out to for information on section openings and opportunities. 

VWA plans to resume in-person rehearsals on Monday, October 16th, 2023, and will operate in accordance with Fairfax County Public Schools COVID guidelines and safety protocols.

Application fee $25.00 (fee for returning VWA members will be waived) 
Deposit due on acceptance $150 (will be applied towards tuition)
Total Tuition for Senior Winds: $630
Total Tuition for Junior Winds: $600
(final tuition due date will be in Fall 2023, however, payment can be made once the deposit is complete)

Audition Information 
One video should be your etude, and one video should be your scales. 
If you are auditioning on more than one instrument ( ie piccolo and flute) you only have to submit ONE application. Upload the piccolo and flute video as one video, and the scales, for each instrument, as a second video. 

PLEASE make sure the video recording is of you playing your scales and excerpts. Ask for tech support, but the recording should be you!