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    2023-2024 Middle School Auditions


    • Applications will be accepted from Monday, October 9, 2023 through NOON on Monday, November 13, 2023
    • Apply online here
    • Students can apply for up to 2 Apex Arts primes
    • Grade requirements for eligibility: See Magnet Brochure for more details


    • Auditions are required for all Apex Arts applicants
    • Auditions Dates - by appointment only:
      • Saturday, November 11, 2023 @ Bates Middle School
      • Saturday, December 2, 2023 @ Brooklyn Park Middle School
      • SNOW DATE (only if needed):  December 9, 2023 @ Brooklyn Park Middle School
    • All Apex Arts auditions will take place IN PERSON this year.
    • The Apex Arts Office will schedule audition appointments. Please plan accordingly. 
    • Audition appointments are limited and changes are not guaranteed. Requests to change your audition appointment can be made HERE. We will do our best to accommodate requests, but spaces are limited.
    • Reference Audition Guides for more information about audition requirements (scroll down).
    • If you are experiencing difficulty accessing an instrument, materials, or the needed technology to complete your audition, please contact the Apex Arts Office to determine if accommodations are available.


    • All auditions include an interview
    • See the Audition Guides for more information about the interview


    • Students must meet academic requirements to be eligible for the lottery
    • Students must score at least a 6 on an audition to be eligible for the lottery

    Apex Arts Middle School Information Nights (Virtual and In-Person)

    Bates Middle School:

      • October 17, 2023, 6:00pm-7:30pm @ Bates Middle School
      • November 9, 2023, 6:00pm-7:00pm Virtual

    Brooklyn Park Middle School:

      • October 18, 2023, 6:00pm-7:00 pm Virtual
      • October 26, 2023, 6:00pm-8:00pm @ Brooklyn Park Middle School

    Apex Arts Recruitment Schedule 2023-24 - CLICK HERE

Apex Arts Late Auditions & Program Transfers

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    Late Applications for Spring 2024

    • All applications received after the Magnet Application Deadline will be added to the list of applicants who will be eligible to participate in the Apex Arts program’s Late Auditions.

    • Late applications will be accepted until Friday, March 29th, 2024 @ noon.

    • Students must audition to be considered for eligibility.

    • In-Person Spring Auditions: Thursday, April 18th, 2024 at Studio 39.

    • Complete an application here.

    • Late audition appointments will be scheduled once applications have been screened for academic eligibility. You will receive an email with the appointment information and detailed instructions about the process.

    Late Applications Information/Requirements and Program Transfers: details here

Apex Arts - Audition Guides