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    A Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School
  • Pittsburgh CAPA 6–12 is a Creative and Performing Arts Magnet School located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Downtown Cultural District. The mission of Pittsburgh CAPA 6–12 is to provide every student in grades 6–12 with a comprehensive academic program rooted in a superior quality arts education experience that encourages excellence and success in their personal development as artists and cultural leaders.

    The magnet application for students to enroll in to schools and programs for the 2022-23 school year is now open. Apply through the Home Access Center (HAC). Click here for more information on accessing the application. The deadline for applications to audition in January was December 17 at 5 pm. Applications are still being accepted for late auditions, to be processed after applications received by the 17th.

    Out of an abundance of caution and to provide auditioners with additional time to be prepared for their audition, CAPA will be adjusting the audition dates to Saturday February 5th and 12th, 2022. There are some small adjustments to the audition schedule originally shared on student audition tickets. These adjustments are for visual arts and vocal music, and are listed below in purple text. Any family that has a conflict with the dates/times listed below, should contact the school, and ask to speak to the Department Chair. This information is being shared to applicants via email and robo-call on January 20, 2022. Thank you.

    Art Form: Dance | Contact Person Mr. Manning jmanning1@pghschools.org

    February 5, 2022: Applicants to Grades 6–8: 8:00am–12:00pm  

    February 12, 2022: Applicants to Grades 9–12: 12:00–4:00pm 

     

    Art Form: Instrumental Music | Contact Person Mr. Black bblack2@pghschools.org

    February 5, 2022: ALL GRADES – Strings, Guitar & Percussion

    February 12, 2022: ALL GRADES – Brass & Woodwinds

     

    Art Form: Literary Arts | Contact Person Ms. Cregan mcregan1@pghschools.org

    February 5, 2022: Applicants to Grades 6–8: 8:00 am–11:00 am  

    February 12, 2022: Applicants to Grades 9-12: 8:00 am–11:00 am  

     

    Art Form: Piano | Contact Person Ms. Fink afink1@pghschools.org

    February 5, 2022: ALL GRADES - 8:00 am–11:00 am  

    February 12, 2022: No piano auditions on this date

     

    Art Form: Pro Tech | Contact Person Mr. DeLeone pdeleone1@pghschools.org

    February 5, 2022: Applicants to Grades 9-12: 8:00 am –11:00 am  

    February 12, 2022: Applicants to Grades 6–8: 8:00 am –1:00 pm

     

    Art Form: Theatre | Contact Person Mr. Fuller mfuller1@pghschools.org

    February 5, 2022: Applicants to Grades 9-12: 8:00 am –11:00 am  

    February 12, 2022: Applicants to Grades 6–8: 8:00 am –12:00 pm

     

    Art Form: Visual Arts | Contact Person Ms. Pultz spultz2@pghschools.org

    One week prior to your student's audition, you may email your student's portfolio of artwork in PowerPoint form to spultz2@pghschools.org. A prepared PowerPoint template is attached here for this purpose. The PowerPoint is highly recommended, but not required. Students may bring the original artwork to the audition instead of a PowerPoint.

    February 5, 2022: Applicants to Grade 6: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

    February 12, 2022: Applicants to Grades 7-12: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

     

    Art Form: Vocal Music | Contact Person Mr. Savage gsavage1@pghschools.org

    February 5, 2022: Applicants to Grades 6 – 12: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    February 12, 2022: No vocal auditions on this date

     

     

    Audition Workshops 

    2021 CAPA Audition Workshops will be held on November 6, 13 & 20

    Click here to learn more about the dates and times for each art form.

    Outline Guides for Audition Process and Requirements 

    CAPA Essay Prompts & Audition Process Overview

    CAPA Audition Requirements by Art Form

    Online Guidance Authorization (one per applicant)

    How to request a guidance authorization for applicants

    How to complete a guidance authorization for counselors

    Online Artistic Recommendation Form (one per art form)

    How to request an artistic recommendation for applicants

    How to complete an artistic recommendation for recommenders

     

    Hover over (tap on mobile devices) the images below and click one of our departments below to view more information, including audition materials. 
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    Questions? 
    For questions regarding art forms or the audition process, please contact the chairperson of the department. Hover over (tap on mobile devices) the images above and click the departments to view their contact information.

    For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Magnet Office at 412-529-3991 or magnetoffice@pghschools.org