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Performing Arts Magnet

The University High School Performing Arts Magnet immserses students in an intensive, arts-focused curriculum. The PFA Magnet encourages creative, artistic thinking in all areas and prepares students for college auditions, should they choose to continue in that direction.

Why Performing Arts?

Why University High School?

What sets University's program apart from other magnets?

Course Progression

Performing Arts Magnet students in the instrumental track will select from the following classes.
(All non-magnet classes will be taken at the Honors or AP level.)

9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
English
  • English I
  • English II
  • English III
  • AP English Language
  • English IV
  • AP English Language
  • ENC 1101/1102
  • Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Probability & Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Statistics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Probability & Statistics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
  • Foreign Language
  • Spanish I
  • French I
  • German I
  • Latin I
  • Spanish II
  • French II
  • German II
  • Latin II
  • The second year of foreign language is completed online.
    History and Civics
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP World History
  • American History
  • AP American History
  • American Government
  • AP American Government
  • Economics
  • AP Economics
  • Natural Science
  • Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Environmental Science
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Marine Science
  • AP Physics
  • AP Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Environmental Science
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Marine Science
  • AP Physics
  • AP Biology
  • Primary Ensemble
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Secondary Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Blue Steel
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Other PFA Performance Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Blue Steel
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Other PFA Performance Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Blue Steel
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Other PFA Performance Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Blue Steel
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Other PFA Performance Ensemble
  • Music Theory
  • Keyboard I
  • Music History
  • Music Theory Honors
  • AP Music Theory
  • Additional Requirements

    All performing arts magnet students will be required to perform a solo for the FBA or FOA Solo & Ensemble Festival every year.

    A sophomore jury will be held before the music faculty in the second semester of 10th grade. This will include all major and natural minor scales, two prepared solos of Grade IV or higher, and sight-reading.

    A senior recital will be held at some point during 12th grade. This will be a solo concert featuring three solos of Grade IV or higher, at least one of which must be a Grade V. All performing arts magnet students will attend all senior recitals.

    Auditions

    Please see the Auditions Page for audition information.