Apply & Audition

The Canadian College of Performing Arts is embarking on our annual National Audition Tour this February. To celebrate our 20th anniversary year our co-founder Jacques Lemay will be hosting the auditions alongside our Artistic & Education Director Heather Burns.

The Canadian College of Performing Arts conducts auditions in major cities across Canada. In order to be considered for the two-year Enriched Performing Arts Diploma Program, the prospective student must either attend a live audition or submit a video audition. The CCPA Directors conduct multi-disciplinary auditions. Prospective students should come prepared to participate in dance or movement routines, to sing and to act. An interview will also be conducted. Wear comfortable clothing. If you are a dancer, wear your dance attire. Please time your song and monologue to ensure they meet the maximum times outlined below. The opportunity to audition in French is also available. Please contact us for details.

Live Audition Requirements

  • Two contrasting, short (max. 2-minute) monologues of your choice.
  • You may be asked to cold read a provided script.
  • The first verse and chorus from a solo song of your choice. Be sure to bring sheet music, in your key, for our accompanist.
  • Be prepared to participate in a group dance/movement audition.
  • Advanced dancers may present a one-minute solo dance routine (optional).
  • Completed application form.
  • $60 audition fee. (Cash, cheque, and money order accepted at the audition. To pay by credit card prior to the audition date, phone 250 595 9970. E-transfers are also accepted prior to the date of the audition; please send to finance@ccpacanada.com and be sure to include your name and ‘audition fee’ in the memo.)
  • Official Transcript of Grades (your most recent education completed). If the prospective student has not yet completed high school then an Interim Report or Unofficial Transcript signed by the high school registrar will be accepted at the audition, to be followed by an Official Transcript upon graduation and acceptance into the program.
  • Up to date theatre resumé.
  • Headshot (or other 8×10 current photo)
  • International students: Demonstrate that you meet the Language Proficiency Assessment Policy requirement.

Video Audition Requirements
Video auditions should not exceed 8 minutes in length and must contain the following:

  • Two contrasting, short (max. 2-minute) monologues of your choice.
  • Two contrasting solo songs. (First verse and chorus only.)
  • One or two dance or movement pieces showing the level and different styles of dance you are capable of.
  • Completed application form.
  • $60 audition fee. (Credit, e-transfer, cheque, and money order accepted. To pay by credit card, phone 250 595 9970. Send e-transfers to finance@ccpacanada.com and be sure to include your name and ‘audition fee’ in the memo.)
  • Official Transcript of grades (your most recent education completed). If the prospective student has not yet completed high school then an Interim Report or Unofficial Transcript signed by the high school Registrar will be accepted at the audition to be followed by an Official Transcript upon graduation and acceptance into the program.
  • Up to date theatre resumé.
  • Headshot (or other 8×10 current photo).
  • International students: Demonstrate that you meet the Language Proficiency Assessment Policy requirement.

Video auditions must be received by the Canadian College of Performing Arts no later than May 1st. It is advantageous to submit your video before the deadline.

In addition to all of the above requirements listed for the Performing Arts Diploma Program, a prospective student applying for the one-year Certificate Program must provide a minimum of two reference letters from industry professionals.

For any questions please visit our FAQ page, or contact the college.
HOW TO APPLY

Download the application form.

Visit the event page for venues and times.

Please indicate in which city you plan to audition in your email or letter. If you have any questions, contact CCPA at 250-595-9970 or registrar@ccpacanada.com