Performing Fine Arts Magnet


The University High School Performing Fine Arts Magnet immerses students from across Orange County into a comprehensive performance-based curriculum. The program develops creative thinking as an artist, confidence in performance, and prepares students for college auditions, should they continue in that direction.

Students in the Performing Arts Magnet select one of four tracks:

  • The Vocal Track is for singers who will be joining our nationally recognized choral program.
  • The Theatrical Track is for performers who wish to focus on our drama program.
  • The Instrumental Track includes our award-winning Band, Orchestra, Piano, and Guitar programs.
  • The Dance Track features both modern and traditional dance styles and techniques.

Performing Arts Magnet students are eligible for two performing ensembles each year, as well as a third elective to go deeper, focusing on music theory, stagecraft, musical theater, and more.

The 2022-2023 Magnet Application is now open. Click the button below to apply.

Apply Today!

The electronic application for the lottery is open from November 1, 2021, and will close at midnight on February 15, 2022.

 “All auditions for the 2021-2022 school year must be completed by May 27, 2021. No additional auditions will be held for the coming school year.” 

February 17, 2022: 3:00-7:00 pm

February 18, 2022: 4:00-7:00 pm
February 19, 2022:
Group 1: 9:00-10:30;
Group 2: 11:00-12:30

February 17, 2022: 3:00-7:00 pm

February 19, 2022: 10:00am-12:00pm

February 19, 2022: 9:00am-12:00pm

Please contact the sponsors of each track for more information:  

Sponsors of each Track:

Yelitza Greene
Alex Mendez-Napoleoni
Instrumental (Band):
Jon Brown
Instrumental (Orchestra):
Lisa Coyne
Instrumental (Piano/Guitar): 
Carmen Aquino
Elise Mele

Let the show go on!