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Audition Workshops 2020


Need a vocal coach? Want to review your portfolio? Want to observe a monologue? Interested in rehearsing?

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts will be hosting PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOPS in December and late January 2020! The Art departments at DESA are offering pre-audition workshops to help you prepare for your audition in February. These auditions will allow you to rehearse, observe, practice, review and get feedback from our teachers before your audition!!

Students who participate will be able to learn what to bring, review the audition procedures, learn how to build a portfolio, present their work with confidence and prepare their work for the audition.


COST: $10 per session. Click below for payment portal to appropriate arts department, and select “Purchase or Payment”, then “Audition Workshop Fee”.

Reserve your spot ASAP!
There is limited space available and we will fill up fast!
Click here for the flyer!

LOCATION: Duke Ellington School of the Arts3500 R St, Washington, DC 20007
Enter through the 35th Street entrance with security.

*This fee can be waived for special circumstances, please email if you would like to request one.

There is no on-site parking available at R Street. There is limited street parking in the surrounding neighborhood – please adhere to signage. Families are not allowed in the audition workshops but can wait in our waiting area. Closest Metros are Foggy Bottom or DuPont Circle. You can catch a local metro bus or Circulator bus.

Arts Departments Session 1 Session 2
Dance Friday, January 31, 2020, 4:00p – 5:30p N/A
Instrumental Music Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 6:00p – 7:00p (Strings, Oboe, Percussion only) Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:00p – 7:00p (Piano, Woodwinds, Brass only)
Literary Media & Communications Friday, January 10, 2020, 5:30p – 7:00p Friday, January 24, 2020, 5:30p – 7:00p
Museum Studies Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 5:30p – 6:30p N/A
Technical Design & Production Monday, January 6, 2020, 6:00p – 7:00p Monday, January 13, 2020, 6:00p – 7:00p
Theatre Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 4:30p – 6:30p Friday, January 24, 2020, 4:30p – 6:30p
Visual Arts Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 5:30p – 6:30p Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 5:30p – 6:30p
Vocal Music Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 5:30p – 6:30p Friday, January 31, 2020, 5:30p – 6:30p

IMPORTANT NOTE: These audition workshops are solely to help you prepare for your audition and they are by no means a part of your application and admission into the Duke Ellington School of the Arts!



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