Audition Requirements

See below for detailed audition requirements.


Dance


Dance Audition Requirements

Applicants will be assigned a 15-minute audition time. You should dress as you would for a professional audition. During the 15 minutes you are asked to:

  1. Introduce yourself and describe what you will be presenting to the judges.
  2. Present your talent as described below.
  3. Have a brief interview with the judges.

Keeping the introduction and interview in mind, plan the total presentation time of your talent to stay within 8-10 minutes or less. NOTE: Plan your time carefully.

Auditions will take place at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Navigate to our entrance off of Six Pines and park in our Gold Lot or the Town Center Garage. Get Directions.

If you have questions concerning these requirements, email the scholarship committee at [email protected]

Present the following:

  • Two brief solos of different styles such as ballet and jazz. 1-2 minutes each.
  • Highlight your technical abilities, creativity, and personality.
  • Costumes should be minimal, modest, and appropriate for the styles of dance you choose to perform.
  • Provide your own music and have it cued up and ready on your device.


Instrumental Music


Instrumental Music Audition Requirements

Applicants will be assigned a 15-minute audition time. You should dress as you would for a professional audition. During the 15 minutes you are asked to:

  1. Introduce yourself and describe what you will be presenting to the judges.
  2. Present your talent as described below.
  3. Have a brief interview with the judges.

Keeping the introduction and interview in mind, plan the total presentation time of your talent to stay within 8-10 minutes or less. NOTE: Plan your time carefully.

Auditions will take place at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Navigate to our entrance off of Six Pines and park in our Gold Lot or the Town Center Garage. Get Directions.

If you have questions concerning these requirements, email the scholarship committee at [email protected]

Present the following:

  • Brass, Strings, Woodwinds:
    • Two (2) works with contrasting styles and tempos from standard repertoire including solos, etudes, sonata movements or concerto movements. A piano will be provided for accompaniment if you choose. You are to provide your own accompanist.*
    • Send the titles of your selections to [email protected] two weeks before your audition.
    • Bring your sheet music to the audition.
  • Percussion:
    • One 4 mallet piece
    • One 2 mallet piece
    • One snare drum piece
    • You must provide your own instruments. You will need to arrive in time to assemble your instruments before your audition time begins. Space to do so will be provided.
    • Send the titles of your selctions to [email protected] two weeks before your audition.
    • Bring your sheet music to the audition.
  • Piano:
    • Two (2) works with contrasting styles and tempos from standard repertoire including solos, etudes, sonata movements or concerto movements. A piano will be provided.
    • Send the titles of your selctions to [email protected] two weeks before your audition.
    • Bring your sheet music to the audition.
    • *If your usual accompanist is unavailable for your audition, contact the Scholarship Committee at [email protected] at least 10 days before your audition and as a service we will provide a list of names of available accompanists for you to contact and hire. If you need this service, you must contact the committee well before your audition date. Note: it is not required to play with an accompanist, but it is preferred.


Musical Theatre


Musical Theatre Requirements

Applicants will be assigned a 15-minute audition time. You should dress as you would for a professional audition. During the 15 minutes you are asked to:

  1. Introduce yourself and the monologues and songs you will be presenting to the judges.
  2. Present your talent as described below.
  3. Have a brief interview with the judges.

Keeping the introduction and interview in mind, plan the total presentation time of your talent to stay within 8-10 minutes or less. NOTE: Plan your time carefully.

Auditions will take place at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Navigate to our entrance off of Six Pines and park in our Gold Lot or the Town Center Garage. Get Directions.

If you have questions concerning these requirements, email the scholarship committee at [email protected]

Present the following:

  • REQUIRED: Two contrasting songs from classic to contemporary musical theatre repertoire. Singing with a recorded track is allowed. 1-2 minutes each.
  • REQUIRED: Two contrasting monologues, such as drama/comedy. 1-2 minutes each.
  • OPTIONALDance to music. You must provide your music and have it cued up on your device. 1-2 minutes.
  • Plan your talent presentation time carefully.
  • Send the titles of your selections to [email protected] two weeks before your audition.
  • Bring copies of your monologues to the audition.
  • Bring sheet music of your songs to the audition.


Theatre Arts


Theatre Arts Requirements

Applicants will be assigned a 15-minute audition time. You should dress as you would for a professional audition. During the 15 minutes you are asked to:

  1. Introduce yourself and describe what you will be presenting to the judges.
  2. Present your talent as described below.
  3. Have a brief interview with the judges.

Keeping the introduction and interview in mind, plan the total presentation time of your talent to stay within 8-10 minutes or less. NOTE: Plan your time carefully.

Auditions will take place at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Navigate to our entrance off of Six Pines and park in our Gold Lot or the Town Center Garage. Get Directions.

If you have questions concerning these requirements, email the scholarship committee at [email protected]

Present the following:

  • Acting/Performance: Two contrasting monologues such as drama and comedy. 1-3 minutes each.
  • Production, Design and Technology: Present a portfolio or example of your work.
  • Dramaturgy and Stage Management: For dramaturgy, bring a sample of your writing. Be prepared to discuss your interest or experience in playwriting, directing, theatre history. For stage management, bring a resume, portfolio, or production book showing your work.


Visual Art


Visual Art

Applicants will be assigned a 15-minute audition time. You should dress as you would for a professional audition. During the 15 minutes you are asked to:

  1. Introduce yourself and describe what you will be presenting to the judges.
  2. Present your talent as described below.
  3. Have a brief interview with the judges.

Keeping the introduction and interview in mind, plan the total presentation time of your talent to stay within 8-10 minutes or less. NOTE: Plan your time carefully.

Auditions will take place at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Navigate to our entrance off of Six Pines and park in our Gold Lot or the Town Center Garage. Get Directions.

If you have questions concerning these requirements, email the scholarship committee at [email protected]

Students may present up to three (3) originally-produced pieces. Be prepared to:

  • Discuss the purpose or message of the artwork and any artists’ works or styles that influenced it.
  • Explain the sources of the artwork.
  • Discuss the technique, medium/media, technology applications and elements of art and principals of design that were used.
  • Discuss how the artwork represents your point of view, imagination, creativity and individuality.
  • For Film, Video and Photography applicants:
    • Films and videos should be short. Keep in mind the total audition time allotment.
    • Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining the appropriate releases for all persons who appear in a film, video or photograph.
    • Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining the appropriate release or license for the use of copywritten music.


Vocal Music


Vocal Music Audition Requirements

Applicants will be assigned a 15-minute audition time. You should dress as you would for a professional audition. During the 15 minutes you are asked to:

  1. Introduce yourself and describe the songs you will present.
  2. Present your talent as described below.
  3. Have a brief interview with the judges.

Keeping the introduction and interview in mind, plan the total presentation time of your talent to stay within 8-10 minutes or less. NOTE: Plan your time carefully.

Auditions will take place at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Navigate to our entrance off of Six Pines and park in our Gold Lot or the Town Center Garage. Get Directions.

If you have questions concerning these requirements, email the scholarship committee at [email protected]

Present the following:

  • Two contrasting songs from standard repertoire.
  • One piece may be in a foreign language.
  • Send the titles of your selctions to [email protected] two weeks before your audition.
  • Bring your sheet music to the audition.
  • A piano will be provided for accompaniment if you choose. You are to provide your own accompanist.*
  • *If your usual accompanist is unavailable for your audition, contact the Scholarship Committee at [email protected] at least 10 days before your audition and as a service we will provide a list of names of available accompanists for you to contact and hire. If you need this service, you must contact the committee well before your audition date. Note: it is not required to play with an accompanist, but it is preferred.

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