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Theatre Admission and Scholarship Auditions

Theatre auditions are required for students seeking to major in theatre and are applying for direct-admission or students applying for a Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) scholarship. VPA scholarships are available to theatre and non-theatre majors who have been admitted to the University and demonstrate exceptional talent in theatre.

Scholarship amounts are based on an audition and interested students should contact the Music, Art, or Theatre departments. Students must audition before March 1. Visual and Performing Art scholarships awarded to students who are majoring, or minoring will replace a student’s merit scholarship awarded at the time of admission. Students who are receiving multiple awards should also refer to our stacking policy.

The application for admission to the fall 2020 semester at the University of Mount Union will be available in July 2019. Beginning in early fall of 2019, audition reservation forms for students admitted to the fall 2020 semester will be available. The Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship audition dates for students admitted to the 2020 incoming class are as follows:

  • Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Monday, January 20, 2020
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020

Theatre Audition Reservation Form

Blended Music/Theatre Audition
Reservation Form


To apply for direct admission and/or to be considered for these scholarships, performers will present an audition, and designers and technicians will present their portfolio for review. Students with multiple areas of interest may apply for consideration as performers and designers/technicians. All students applying for a scholarship will interview with the theatre faculty, and if appropriate, members of the Music faculty. Auditions and reviews for these awards are open to both theatre majors and non-majors who have been admitted to the University.

Audition and Portfolio Requirements

Acting Auditions

Each actor should prepare two contrasting one-minute monologues. Care should be exercised in finding a suitable piece which best shows the performer’s strengths.

Acting / Singing Auditions

Musical theatre performers should prepare a one-minute monologue and a song. Care should be exercised in finding a suitable piece which best shows the performer’s strengths.

You may bring your own accompanist, or accompany yourself. Accompanists are available through Mount Union. For more information, contact (330) 823-2180.

All performers should provide a resume of theatrical experience.

Design / Tech Portfolio

Each designer or technician should bring a portfolio showing examples of theatre work. This work can be theoretical, practical, or both and may consist of pictures, renderings, sketches, process shots, prompt books, programs, costume pieces, or anything that displays the candidate’s talent and experience.