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The award-winning Booker High School Visual and Performing Arts program offers high quality pre-professional arts education for students who exhibit talent and passion in one of its five disciplines: Dance, Digital Film & Motion Design, Music, Theatre and Visual Art.    

    Highly qualified faculty, state-of-the-art studios and facilities and intensive training and performance activities combine to create a unique environment that nurtures young artists for their future.

   The Booker High School VPA offers a rich season each year with performances and events that are sure to dazzle our audiences.


   Entry into the VPA program is by successful audition only, and our major audition will be held February 24, 2018, at 9 a.m. For information about shadowing or auditioning, or to schedule your student's shadow or audition appointment, please call Nancy Wachendorf at (941)355-2967, 65211, or email her at nancy.wachendorf@sarasotacountyschools.net. Campus tours are offered the first Monday and Friday of each month at 1:30 p.m.. If you'd like to schedule a tour of our beautiful new $60 million campus, please reserve a spot by contacting Ms. Wachendorf. 


   In order to best prepare for the audition, prospective students and families can find audition requirements for each of the disciplines here:


VPA Dance Audition Requirements  


  VPA Digital Film & Motion Design Audition Requirements 


VPA Music Audition Requirements  


VPA Theatre (Performance) Audition Requirements 


 VPA Technical Theatre Audition Requirements   


 VPA Visual Art Audition Requirements  


  All applicants, for any discipline, MUST submit two letters of recommendation and a copy of a recent report card or transcript, in order to be eligible for placement in the VPA. To download our editable PDF, which can be emailed to your recommending directors or teachers, please click here.  


Take a look at our VPA curriculum by department by clicking the following links:







 For detailed information, check out our website here  


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