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Theatre Scholarship Auditions

Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships are available to students who 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 2019 semester at the University of Mount Union will be available in July 2018. Beginning in early fall of 2018, audition reservation forms for students admitted to the Fall 2019 semester will be available. The Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship audition dates for students admitted to the 2019 incoming class are as follows:

  • Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019

Theatre Audition Reservation Form

Blended Music/Theatre Audition
Reservation Form


To compete 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 compete as performers and designers/technicians. All students competing for a scholarship will interview with the theatre faculty. Auditions and reviews for these awards are open to both theatre majors and non-majors who have been admitted to the University.

You are encouraged to think seriously about your major strength in the area of visual and performing arts. Students are permitted to audition for only one scholarship, as Mount Union offers visual and performing arts scholarships in art, music, theatre, and a blended scholarship for students majoring in both music and theatre.

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.