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THE CENTRE FOR PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
AT CENTRAL MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Band
Dance
Fashion
Media Arts
Strings
Theatre Arts
Visual Arts
Vocal

  Welcome to the Portal to Express your Interest in PVA!

While PVA is an auditioned program, there is a place at Central for everyone with a passion for the arts.  Students who audition/interview will be offered a spot in either PVA or PVA Intro. *Non-designated students, please see further details below.

Some students with a newly discovered passion for the arts need time to develop foundational skills before they can find success in  enriched and rigorous studies.  PVA Intro allows such students the opportunity to come to Central and focus on this learning. Students enrolled in PVA Intro are welcome to re-audition for PVA after developing fundamental skills and confidence in their own artistic work.

All students who submit the following online Expression of Interest form for a PVA program will be emailed a digital sign-up form to select an audition/interview date and time between January 17 – 27, 2022.  Please visit your intended program’s page to learn about how to prepare for your audition/interview.  Auditions/Interviews will primarily be in-person at Central.

The deadline for Expression of Interest form and supplementary materials is January 14, 2022.

If Central Memorial is your designated high school, you will contacted in March  regarding your placement in PVA or PVA Intro and our Guidance Department will follow up with information regarding the school registration process.

If Central Memorial is not your designated high school, you will need to complete a CBE high school transfer request (open Feb. 1 – March 15, 2022) and await their approval. Transfer approval is dependant on the allowable space for non-designated students at the school. Approved transfer requests will be asked confirm their transfer within ten days of the offer to transfer, and asked to register at the school in May.

For more information please visit: https://cbe.ab.ca/registration/registration/Pages/transferring-between-cbe-schools.aspx

If you have questions about the Expression of Interest process, please email the PVA Learning Leader, Michelle Crimmins, for follow-up details.

Students should complete the Expression of Interest Form below.

We will be in touch to arrange a portfolio review/audition after receiving your form!

 

FOLLOW THESE STEPS
TO APPLY:

PVA application step 1

The Big Picture – Getting Your Ducks in a Row

To complete the PVA Application and Audition/Interview process you will be required to:

Submit your Transcript

Upload a digital copy of your most recent transcript (report card). This will be requested in the application form.

Write Your Student Reflection

In the application process, students will be required to compose a one-page written reflection on the following:

Describe any training or previous experiences that are relative to this application. (Private instruction, performance experiences, travel, workshops, competitions, awards…)

 What do you hope to gain from attending Central’s PVA Program?

 PVA is a fast-paced and rigorous program that will be challenging and stressful. Describe a time when you were challenged/stressed and how you managed that experience.

 What is the most important thing you would like us to know about you?

Prepare for your audition/interview

Each discipline has different audition/interview requirements. Use the buttons below for further information.
Audition/Interview Requirements – Vocal
Audition/Interview Requirements – Visual Arts
Audition/Interview Requirements – Theatre Arts/Technical Theatre
Audition/Interview Requirements – Strings
Audition/Interview Requirements – Media Arts
Audition/Interview Requirements – Fashion
Audition/Interview Requirements – Band
Audition/Interview Requirements – Dance
PVA application step 2

Fill out the Expression of Interest Form by selecting "Apply Now".

PVA application step 3

Book your audition

Once you submit your Expression of Interest Form, we ask that you book an audition/interview through our digital forms (links below.

Please ensure that you book an audition/interview for each program you apply for on the Expression of Interest Form (maximum two programs). If you have questions about booking your audition/interview, please contact Michelle Crimmins.

PVA application step 4

Uploading Audition/Portfolio Requirements

If you are auditioning/interviewing for Dance, Fashion, Media Arts or Visual Arts, please upload your digital portfolio here.

Portfolios for Fashion, Media Arts and Visual Arts are due January 14, 2022.

Dance Video uploads are due on January 20, 2022.

What Happens After My Placement Audition / Interview?

Emails will be sent to all candidates in March.  They will inform students as to whether they have been placed in PVA Intro or PVA and will outline the registration process. 
 
If you don’t receive an email before the end of March,  please contact PVA Learning Leader, Michelle Crimmins at  mlcrimmins@cbe.ab.ca