An audition is required for admission to the interdisciplinary Major in Musical Theatre.
Applicants will audition in the three performance areas of voice, dance, and acting. Musical theatre applicants will also complete music theory and sight-singing placement exams.
Voice: Students must prepare three 32-bar musical theatre songs that demonstrate their ability to sing in tune with good vocal quality and musical intelligence. The songs should be memorized and one should be written before 1965. One of the songs should be a ballad. If a student has significant classical training, an art song or aria may be substituted as one of the three prepared songs. Please bring your sheet music, in the correct key, in a hard-back, three-ring binder (for easiest page-turning.) A pianist will be provided.
Acting: Student must prepare two contrasting monologues, traditionally a comedic and a dramatic monologue. Each piece should be less than one-and -a-half minutes long and memorized. Select audition monologues that contain characters within five years of your current age. There is no period requirement.
Dance: Students will participate in a warm-up, a short technique class, and learn a brief dance combination from a musical. There will be time to change into dance attire. Students should dress in appropriately fitted dance or athletic clothes.
An interview follows the audition. Musical theatre students must submit a resume that includes personal goals as a theatre artist, relevant theatre experience, special skills and hobbies, and other performance or athletic experience. Your resume will be collected on the date you are scheduled to audition.