Audition FAQs

Can I audition for more than one discipline?

You may audition for as many disciplines as you wish. If you are successful, you will be placed in the discipline we feel is the best experience for you. Please book an audition time for your first-choice discipline.

What if I am in grade 11 or 12?

If you are auditioning for grade 11 or 12 entry, you may audition for any single discipline, or as many as you wish. At this level, there is also a Musical Theatre option.

Can I re-audition if I am unsuccessful this year?

Yes! Students are always welcome to come back and try the audition again for their grade 10 year.

What should I wear to my audition?

We want you to feel comfortable, so please come dressed as you wish. There is no specific dress code for any discipline.

What are the costs associated with being in the PA program?

Every year, students in the program pay a fee of $60. This fee off-sets the costs of guest artists, course materials, equipment purchases and maintenance. There are some additional costs for ensemble uniforms and field trips. Students are provided with fundraising opportunities by OMPAPA (O'Neill Music & Performing Arts Parents' Association). Individual fundraising efforts are tracked and can be used towards these extra costs. As a result of Covid-19 and distance learning, there are currently no course fees.

Is there a fee to register for an audition?

No. There is no fee to audition for the PA program. Our aim is to provide equitable access for all student applicants.

Is there a program for JUST drama?

No. Students who want to participate in the drama portion of our program must take the vocal/drama program. While at O'Neill, they will take a combination of both vocal and drama courses.

Does the DDSB provide transportation?

If you are a student living in the area, you can take the school buses that mainstream O'Neill students take to get to school. However, if you are living out-of-area, the DDSB does not provide bussing. Many of our P.A. students carpool together or take public transit to get to and from O'Neill!