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Roy'al Sanyika-Hall, 13, auditions at the Boston Arts Academy with strings instructor Bryan Brash.  (Kirk Carapezza for WBUR)
Roy'al Sanyika-Hall, 13, auditions at the Boston Arts Academy with strings instructor Bryan Brash. (Kirk Carapezza for WBUR)

Bracing for a 25 percent budget cut, teacher layoffs and increased class sizes, the Boston Arts Academy - this city's only public school dedicated solely to the arts - has seen a record 800 students audition for just 150 spots.

Radio Boston's Kirk Carapezza attended this year's auditions for spots at the school.

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This segment aired on February 14, 2011.

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