Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does it cost?

Participation in the Audio Theater Percussion Ensemble has tuition of the following:

  • $1350
    • This is all-inclusive. Some ensembles charge additional fees for uniforms and regionals/world championships. Audio Theater does NOT! You can even keep your uniform at the end of the season.
    • $250 deposit MUST be paid by the first full camp (after contract offer) to finalize your spot. This will also cover the deposit on your uniform.
  • Participants in the Visual Ensemble qualify for a reduced tuition rate. This will be detailed after the audition process has concluded.
  • $60 Audition Fee (Audition packet is free) - $50 if paid online in advance. Download your audition packet and Sign Up here.
  • All members will have a fundraising commitment throughout the season. Information to come.

Audio Theater strives to keep tuition as low as possible. Audio Theater does not currently offer scholarships. Payment due dates are scheduled throughout the season for those who cannot pay in one lump sum. Members must keep current with the payment schedule or immediate dismissal from the ensemble is likely.

Some of the expenses your tuition is applied to include:

  • Equipment Costs
  • Props
  • Floor
  • Instruction and Design Staff
  • Show Design (Music, Visual, and Effects)
  • Rehearsal facilities
  • Housing
  • Travel
  • Equipment Transport
  • A portion of meals while on the road
  • Other elements to enhance to overall experience and education of every member as well as the success of the show

What other expenses do we have throughout the year?

Not included in the membership tuition:

  • Audio Theater jacket (approx. $70) and other related merchandise.
  • Shoes/undergarments needed for your performance.
  • Meals, during camps and performance days. A limited number of meals will be provided throughout the season – TBD – but most are the responsibility of the performer.

Where does Audio Theater rehearse?

Audio Theater has the privilege of rehearsing at Sycamore High School in Pleasant View, TN. We are extremely grateful for the use of the facilities and space. Audio Theater continues to do our best to maintain a reputation for being respectful of this privilege. As we are guests, all individuals that have any association with our group are encouraged and expected to exhibit the same level of respect for facilities.

Sycamore High School
1021 Old Clarksville Pike,
Pleasant View, TN 37140

What should I do to prepare for the Audition?

  • Register and pay for the audition
  • Preparation!! Get the material early and practice! One of the key traits we look for is confidence. You can't be confident if you don't know your material! For the battery - the audition process will also include visual elements. We are looking for performers who can exhibit a high level of musical proficiency while moving. Start moving NOW! ALL performers should exhibit a high degree of flexibility. Adaptability is a huge element of performance.

Do you provide housing?

Audio Theater does provide housing during our standard rehearsal weekends.
PLEASE NOTE: For open audition weekends, if necessary, you will need to make your own housing arrangements.

What is the rehearsal and performance schedule for the season?

After auditions, there are rehearsals and/or performances every weekend for the duration of the season (mid-October to mid-April)
PLEASE NOTE: This is subject to change depending on changes in practice venues, additional performances, etc. But we will do our best to keep the schedule page up to date and accurate.

If your question is not answered above, please contact us to receive the information you need.