CFPA Music Technology

The Music Technology concentration aims to prepare students to make music on a diverse array of platforms. Students will develop necessary skills for lifelong music making and further education. In addition to other requirements for this concentration, Music Technology and Advanced Music Technology courses emphasize original music production, composition, aural skills and digital media. Daily lessons will include student creativity and cross-curricular music production. Large scale creative projects serve as benchmarks for class units and assessment.

Mr. Mills, Music Tech
Mr. Mills


CFPA Music Technology Audition Requirements

Before audition day, submit one audio file and one video file to

    • Create an original piece of music of at least 30 seconds in length. It may be produced using any program such as
      • any audio recorder (voice recording app).
      • digital audio workstation (GarageBand, ProTools, FL Studio, etc.)
      • notation software (Finale, Sibelius, Noteflight, etc.)
    • Submit PDF and/or audio file/s to before audition day
  2. Please only submit .mp3, .wav, or PDF files. Project files (.musx, .band, .logicx, .mid, etc.) are not accepted

    Evaluation Information

    • Video record yourself performing approximately one minute of music that best showcases your abilities. Audition on a band or orchestra instrument, voice, or piano. Examples of what you could perform include
      • an original song, playing and singing
      • solo piece on your band or orchestra instrument, voice, or piano
      • a piece you wrote for your instrument
    • Submit video file to before audition day

Please only submit .mp3, .wav, or PDF files. Project files (.musx, .band, .logicx, .mid, etc.) are not accepted

Evaluation Information

  • Performances will be evaluated based on criteria that match the student’s ensemble. For example, a student playing flute would be evaluated using the band audition rubric; a student singing would be evaluated using the chorus audition rubric, etc.
  • To see a detailed breakdown of how all rubrics are calibrated equally, see the “Music Technology Scoring Worksheet” on the CFPA website.

Music Technology Frequently Asked Questions

What is the main focus of CFPA Music Technology?

Over four years, students learn advanced musical concepts related to music production and recording, contemporary performance, and music composition. CFPA Music Technology students regularly collaborate throughout the CFPA as performers, arrangers, audio engineers, and producers.

How many students get into CFPA Music Technology?

There is no set number of students accepted. In recent years, acceptance rates have varied from 45-60%.

What if I have more questions?

 Email Mr. Mills at