Welcome to the Las Vegas Academy Orchestra Website


The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts is a nationally-recognized, award-winning magnet high school, serving over 1,700 students in Clark County, Nevada.
Located in the center of the Las Vegas High School Historic District, the Las Vegas Academy serves students from throughout the district in grades 9 through 12. Las Vegas Academy provides students the opportunity to pursue a conservatory in the areas of dance, music, theater, or visual arts within which majors are available in band, vocal music, dance, guitar, international studies (French, Japanese, and Spanish), mariachi, orchestra, photography, piano, studio art, technical theatre, theatre, visual design, and world jazz studies. 


AUDITION DATES: We are now in Late Audition Season, now done by video


Thank you for your interest in the
CCSD Performing Arts Magnet School.

Directions for preparing for an audition at LVA:

1. Complete an online application at: 

(Click on "Apply Now" at the top right of their page)

2. Prepare two scales of your choice. The more octaves (up to 3 octaves) the better if played well. This will demonstrate to us how well you can shift into higher positions. One major scale and one minor scale would also be good, but not required.

3. Prepare to perform no more than 3 minutes of a solo (not a part that would be played in your orchestral class). Many students play solos from the Suzuki method books and these would be a perfect choice. A private teacher/orchestra teacher would be able to help you choose a proper solo, at just the right level and style to audition. Memorization is not required, but it could be a better score if memorized well. (Many students play the same piece that they are preparing for solo and ensemble).

4. Upload your video(s) to the magnet office through your account.

That's all!  We are looking forward to hearing from dedicated musicians!

     Thank you,

          Eric McAllister & Jeremy Paredes
               - Directors

Do you have Questions or Comments?