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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 2022 semester at the University of Mount Union will be available in July 2021. Beginning in early fall of 2021, audition reservation forms for students admitted to the fall 2022 semester will be available. The Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship audition dates for students admitted to the 2022 incoming class are as follows:

  • Saturday, February 12, 2022
  • Saturday, February 19, 2022
  • Monday, February 21, 2022

 
Access both the theatre audition reservation form and the blended music/theatre audition reservation form through the button below.

Theatre Audition Reservation Form

Thank you for your interest in scheduling an audition. You can choose from the designated audition dates listed on the form. Scholarship preference will be given to those who attend one of the designated audition dates, but late auditions are still considered. 

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.

Students auditioning digitally for an Acting emphasis shall prepare and video record two contrasting monologues of approximately one minute each. Students auditioning for a Musical Theatre emphasis shall prepare and record one monologue lasting approximately one minute and a known Musical Theatre song. Next, upload the unedited recording to YouTube, save as an unlisted video, and email the link to francije@mountunion.edu. All students should also email a copy of their resumes. Once received, you will be contacted to discuss your interview.

During the interview, students should be prepared to discuss their Theatre experience, training, and future career plans. This will be an opportunity for students to get acquainted with our Theatre faculty and ask questions. For questions or concerns, please contact us at the above email.

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.

Students auditioning digitally for an Acting emphasis shall prepare and video record two contrasting monologues of approximately one minute each. Next, upload the unedited recording to YouTube, save as an unlisted video, and email the link to francije@mountunion.edu.

All students should also email a copy of their resume. Once received, you will be contacted to discuss your interview. During the interview, students should be prepared to discuss their Theatre experience, training, and future career plans. This will be an opportunity for students to get acquainted with our Theatre faculty and ask questions. For questions or concerns, please contact us at the above email

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.

Students auditioning for a Musical Theatre emphasis shall prepare and record one monologue lasting approximately one minute and a known Musical Theatre song. Next, upload the unedited recording to YouTube, save as an unlisted video, and email the link to francije@mountunion.edu.

All students should also email a copy of their resume. Once received, you will be contacted to discuss your interview. During the interview, students should be prepared to discuss their Theatre experience, training, and future career plans. This will be an opportunity for students to get acquainted with our Theatre faculty and ask questions. For questions or concerns, please contact us at the above email

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.