Akron School for the Arts

StudentsSally Schneider
330.761.3270, Ext. 55668
[email protected]



What is The Akron School for the Arts program at Firestone CLC?

  • entrance by audition/evaluation of skill levels and interest
  • commitment to sequential arts courses designed to develop advanced skills in a specific arts focus
  • rigorous core academic courses in addition to arts-intensive classes
  • enrichment experiences beyond the school day

Why should I apply for The Akron School for the Arts?

  • supports heightened comprehension of core academics using arts perspectives
  • enhances cultural development to prepare for the professional world of work
  • develops advanced artistic skills that will be used for life
  • positions candidates for successful entrance into college conservatory programs
  • supplies necessary rigor needed to earn lucrative college scholarships
  • promotes opportunities for community/career collaborations

How do I apply for The Akron School for the Arts?

  • Learn more about each art’s focus area by visiting the Akron School for the Arts web page (under “Programs” at www.akronschools.com).
  • See “How to Make Application to ASA" and the "ASA Firestone Cluster Resident Application."
  • Music candidates should complete the ASA Theory Practice Exam available on the ASA webpage to help prepare for the music theory evaluation portion of the entrance audition. We also encourage our music applicants to visit musictheory.net for additional resources and creative drills to help decode music symbols. Please consult your public, private or church music directors for additional support.

For more information, see the following documents:

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