Audition Requirements

See below for detailed audition requirements.


Dance


Dance Audition Requirements

Applicants are to provide two (2) videos. The first video is to be an introduction video. The second video is to be an audition video. These videos must be submitted through the Acceptd application.

Videos are to be recorded in a neutral room setting such as in a home, classroom, studio space, or on a stage. No special lighting or camera is required.

Video 1 (Introduction Video)

  1. Using a close-up (head and shoulders) camera angle, introduce yourself and state your name.
  2. Read and answer the following questions:
    • What will your major be in college?
    • What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
    • What dance activities are you involved with?
  3. Introduce what you will be presenting to the judges in your audition video and briefly discuss why you selected it.

Video 2 (Audition Video)

  1. Using a camera angle that shows your entire body, present two (2) brief solos of contrasting styles–such as ballet and jazz–using music of your choice that highlights your technical abilities, creativity, and personality.
  2. You may use either an accompaniment track or an accompanist for your music.
  3. Costumes should be minimal, modest, and appropriate for the styles of dance you choose to perform.
  4. No editing of the video is allowed.

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


Instrumental Music


Instrumental Music Audition Requirements

Applicants are to provide two (2) videos and copies of their music selections. The first video is to be an introduction video. The second video is to be an audition video. These videos and copies of music must be submitted through the Acceptd application.

Videos are to be recorded in a neutral room setting such as in a home, classroom, studio space, or on a stage. No special lighting or camera is required.

Video 1 (Introduction Video)

  1. Using a close-up (head and shoulders) camera angle, introduce yourself and state your name.
  2. Read and answer the following questions:
    • What will your major be in college?
    • What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
    • What music activities are you involved with?
  3. Introduce what you will be presenting to the judges in your audition video and briefly discuss why you selected it.

Video 2 (Audition Video)

  1. Using a camera angle that shows your entire body, present the following:
    • Brass, Strings, Woodwinds, Piano (standard repertoire): Two (2) works with contrasting styles and tempos from standard classical repertoire including solos, etudes, sonata movements or concerto movements.
    • Brass, Strings, Woodwinds, Piano (jazz repertoire)
      • Two (2) jazz standards with contrasting styles and tempos.
      • One (1) short solo, etude, sonata movement or concerto movement from standard classical repertoire.
    • Percussion
      • One (1) 4-mallet piece.
      • One (1) 2-mallet piece.
      • One (1) snare drum piece.
  2. You may use either an accompaniment track or an accompanist for the audition video.
  3. There should be no amplification or modification of your instrument.
  4. No editing of the video is allowed.

Music Selections

Upload copies of your music.

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


Musical Theatre


Musical Theatre Requirements

Applicants are to provide two (2) videos and copies of their selected songs and monologues. The first video is to be an introduction video. The second video is to be an audition video. These videos and copies of songs and monologues must be submitted through the Acceptd application.

Videos are to be recorded in a neutral room setting such as in a home, classroom, studio space, or on a stage. No special lighting or camera is required.

Video 1 (Introduction Video)

  1. Using a close-up (head and shoulders) camera angle, introduce yourself and state your name.
  2. Read and answer the following questions:
    • What will your major be in college?
    • What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
    • What musical theatre activities are you involved with?
  3. Introduce what you will be presenting to the judges in your audition video and briefly discuss why you selected it.

Video 2 (Audition Video)

  1. Using a camera angle that shows your entire body, present the following:
    • Two (2) contrasting songs from classic to contemporary musical theatre repertoire. One should be a ballad and one should be up-tempo.
    • Two (2) monologues. Must be from a published play.
    • OPTIONAL: Dance. Choreography must be performed to music.
  2. You may use either an accompaniment track or an accompanist for the audition video.
  3. There should be no amplification or modification of your voice.
  4. No editing of the video is allowed.

Song and Monologue Selections

  1. Upload copies of your songs on the Acceptd application.
  2. Upload copies of your monologues on the Acceptd application.

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


Theatre Arts


Theatre Arts Requirements

Applicants are to provide two (2) videos and copies of the additional material listed below. The first video is to be an introduction video. The second video is to be an audition video. These videos and additional material must be submitted through the Acceptd application.

Videos are to be recorded in a neutral room setting such as in a home, classroom, studio space, or on a stage. No special lighting or camera is required.

Video 1 (Introduction Video)

  1. Using a close-up (head and shoulders) camera angle, introduce yourself and state your name.
  2. Read and answer the following questions:
    • What will your major be in college?
    • What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
    • What theatre activities are you involved with?

Video 2 (Audition Video)

  1. Provide a video that complies with the following:
    • Acting
      • Using a camera angle that shows your entire body, introduce what you will be presenting and briefly discuss why you selected it.
      • Present two (2) contrasting monologues–such as drama and comedy–from a published play
    • Production, Design and Technology
      • Using a close-up (head and shoulders) camera angle, discuss your interest and experience in Production, Design or Technology and how they relate to the additional material that you uploaded to the application.
    • Dramaturgy
      • Using a close-up (head and shoulders) camera angle, discuss your interest and experience in play writing, directing and theatre history and how they relate to the additional material that you uploaded to the application.
    • Stage Management
      • Using a close-up (head and shoulders) camera angle, discuss your interest and experience in stage management and how they relate to the additional material that you uploaded to the application.
  2. There should be no amplification or modification of your voice.
  3. No editing of the video is allowed.

Additional Material

  1. Provide the following:
    • Acting: Upload files of your monologues.
    • Production, Design and Technology: Upload media files of your portfolio or examples of your work.
    • Dramaturgy: Upload a sample of your writing.
    • Stage Management: Upload a resume, portfolio or production book showing your work.

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


Visual Art


Visual Art

Studio Art (ceramics, painting, printmaking, sculpture) applicants are to provide two (2) videos. The first video is to be an introduction video. The second video is to be a presentation video. Studio art applicants may also provide digital representations of their work. These videos and digital representations must be submitted through the Acceptd application

Digital Art and Animation applicants are to provide one (1) introduction video and digital representations of their work. This video and the digital representations must be submitted through the Acceptd application.

Film, Video and Photography applicants are to provide one (1) introduction video and digital representations of their work. This video and the digital representations must be submitted through the Acceptd application.

Videos are to be recorded in a neutral room setting such as in a home, classroom, studio space, or on a stage. No special lighting or camera is required.

Video 1 (Introduction Video) - applies to all Visual Art applicants

  1. Using a close-up (head and shoulders) camera angle, introduce yourself and state your name.
  2. Read and answer the following questions:
    • What will your major be in college?
    • What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
    • What art activities are you involved with?
  3. Introduce the type of work you will be presenting by explaining the technique and medium.
  4. Describe the thought process you used to create your work and how the artwork represents your point of view, imagination, creativity and individuality.

Video 2 (Audition Video) - applies to Studio Art applicants only

  1. Using camera angles or techniques that will help the judges view your work the best way possible, present at least three (3) and no more than seven (7) originally produced pieces.
  2. You may explain and describe as you video your works.
  3. You may also upload photographs or other media files to your application to help the judges experience your work.

Digital Uploads

  1. Digital Art and Animation
    • Digital art may be still or animated.
    • Animated works must be at least 30 seconds, but not more than 5 minutes in length.
    • Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining the appropriate releases or licenses for all persons who appear in the work and for copywritten music.
  2. Film, Video and Photography
    • Films and videos must be at least 30 seconds, but not more than 5 minutes in length.
    • Photography applicants are to present at least three (3) and no more than seven (7) originally produced photographs.
    • Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining the appropriate releases or licenses for all persons who appear in the work and for copywritten music.

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


Vocal Music


Vocal Music Audition Requirements

Applicants are to provide two (2) videos and copies of their music selections. The first video is to be an introduction video. The second video is to be an audition video. These videos and copies of music must be submitted through the Acceptd application.

Videos are to be recorded in a neutral room setting such as in a home, classroom, studio space, or on a stage. No special lighting or camera is required.

Video 1 (Introduction Video)

  1. Using a close-up (head and shoulders) camera angle, introduce yourself and state your name.
  2. Read and answer the following questions:
    • What will your major be in college?
    • What do you want to do after you graduate from college?
    • What music activities are you involved with?
  3. Introduce what you will be presenting to the judges in your audition video and briefly discuss why you selected it.

Video 2 (Audition Video)

  1. . Using a camera angle that shows your entire body, present two (2) contrasting songs from standard, classical repertoire of which one (1) piece may be in a foreign language.
  2. You may use either an accompaniment track or an accompanist for your music.
  3. There should be no amplification or modification of your voice.
  4. No editing of the video is allowed.

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

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