Do you have a 4th or 5th grader interested in auditioning for Bak Middle School of the Arts? Give them a head start with an intensive course taught by a seasoned pro that will give them a leg up on what to expect at their audition and help optimize their skills in their area of choice. Auditions typically begin in January, so this is the perfect time to start getting your student prepared. We also provide all the information you need as a parent with regards to the application process and important deadlines. 

4th & 5th Graders   |   $195   |    Wednesdays, October 20 - December 15 (No class Thanksgiving week)

THEATER AUDITION PREP - 4:30pm - 5:45pm

Bak offers both theater and musical theater programs. Students interested in auditioning for either theater program will learn theater games, practice scene work, learn how to excel at cold readings, practice a song and more. If your student is uncertain which program is right for them, our instructor can evaluate their performance and help them make an informed decision. They will also be instructed in what to wear, how the audition process will work, and more.  Taught by Mark Fetterly. 


Communication Arts students at Bak learn journalism, public speaking, computer graphic skills, debate, and more. Students interested in auditioning for Communication Arts will learn how to write, memorize and perform a speech; practice their film critique skills; and write a fiction story for judging. Taught by Mark Fetterly. 

To keep our students and staff healthy and safe, we require that masks be worn at all times. This is a flexible policy - once vaccines become available for children 5-12, we plan to move to a mask-optional policy. Parents must complete our COVID-19 Agreement before child can attend class.


Mark is the Director of Theatre at Wellington High School. A former artist in residence at Bak Middle School of the Arts, he has successfully coached students for Bak and Dreyfoos School of the Arts for nearly 20 years. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theatre and has taught locally at the Kravis Center, Armory Art Center and Lake Worth Playhouse.