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HWDSB Audition-Based Program of the Arts

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HWDSB ABPA-Parent Information Night 2021-22

Recorded Video of HWDSB ABPA-Parent Information Night 2021-22


Thank you for joining us for our Information Session for the HWDSB Audition Based Program of the Arts at Glendale.  If you missed it, please view the slides in the link above or watch the recorded video.  ABPA applications for the 2022-23 school year have now closed–thank you for your interest! Click the link below to be taken to the ABPA website.  

This program trains students in all aspects of the Arts, including Foundations of Theory and Technique, Individual and Collaborative Creation and Performance, and Critical Analysis. Students major in one of eight disciplines: Dance, Drama (Performance and Production); Music (Contemporary & Instrumental including Guitar, Strings, Vocal); Visual or Media Arts. In addition to required credits, students have experiential learning opportunities, such as career exploration, professional certification, discipline-specific training, opportunities beyond the classroom, and seasonal collaborations on large-scale stage productions, as well as small-scale studio productions and informal studio productions that invite broader school participation. Graduating students receive a Certificate of Recognition in the Arts and Additional Qualifications such as industry training, a professional resume and headshot, and a professional portfolio.


Open to students grades 9, 10, & 11 students from across the Hamilton and surrounding areas.


HWDSB Audition-Based Program Of The Arts

Updated on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
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