• 2013-2014 Class of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Recipients

    2013-2014 Class of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Recipients
    The Golden Circle, Jennett, Robinson, Eberhardt, & Nielsen Family scholarship recipients. Photo by Ruth Brandvik.

Theatre, Musical Theatre, & Dance Auditions and Technical Theatre Interviews for Scholarships and/or Program Admission in Theatre & Dance

The VSU Theatre and Dance area offers scholarships to new and returning students each year.

Please scroll down for Audition/Interview Information.  (Information regarding auditioning/interviewing for Theatre & Dance Scholarships and/or Admission into the Musical Theatre or Dance programs)

Theatre & Dance Scholarships

  • Robin Robinson Musical Theatre Scholarship
  • Kay M. Jennett Scholarship
  • Eberhardt Scholarship
  • Nielsen Family Dance Scholarship
  • Golden Circle Scholarship

Department of Communication Arts Scholarship

  • Wesley Ren Christie Scholarship

College of the Arts Scholarship

  • Linger Scholarship

University Scholarships

  • Whitehead Scholarship
  • Odum Scholarship

The Theatre program at Valdosta State University offers scholarships to incoming students, whether they are of freshman or transfer standing.  The amounts of the Golden Circle and Eberhardt Scholarships range from $900 to $1,500 for an academic year (the Jennett Scholarship and the Robinson Musical Theatre Scholarship are for $2,500 and $5,000 respectively) depending on the audition, the interview, the financial need, and the scholastic credentials of the applicant.  (Scholarships are not automatically renewed, but after their first year, students may apply/audition for returning student scholarships.)  Students desiring scholarship consideration need to fill out and return the forms below and schedule an audition time.

Click on the links below for the appropriate form(s). Please print the forms, complete and submit as directed on the form.

Audition forms for Scholarship Auditions and Interviews, and Admission to the Musical Theatre Emphasis and Dance Degree for the upcoming Fall Semester will be available in mid semester of the preceding Fall.

Scholarship Audition Application Form

Auditions for Theatre and Dance Admissions Forms

Audition Information for Theatre and for Dance:

Audition Day Schedule

Audition & Interview Preparation

BFA in Theatre Scholarship Audition and Musical Theatre Emphasis Admission and/or Scholarship Audition

  • For an acting audition, the applicant should prepare two monologues of a contrasting nature (one serious, one comic; one period, one contemporary, etc.) no longer than two minutes in length a piece.  The applicant has a total of four minutes.
  • For a technical interview, the applicant should prepare a portfolio of their work to date to exhibit.  Each applicant will be given five minutes to discuss the contents of the portfolio.
  • AN AUDITION IS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO THE MUSICAL THEATRE EMPHASIS.  For a musical theatre audition, auditionees should prepare one monologue and thirty two bars from two separate musical pieces of contrasting nature (one up tempo/one ballad; one classical/one from musical theatre repertoire, etc.).  The presentation of the monologue and the two musical selections should not exceed three minutes.  An accompanist will be provided.  Singing a capella or to taped accompaniment is not allowed.  Sheet music must be provided for the accompanist. Auditionees will also be expected to participate in a dance audition.  Participants should bring appropriate dancewear and footwear.  Time will be allotted for changing clothes.  The required application is enclosed for those auditioning for this emphasis who are not seeking scholarship consideration.  If an applicant wishes to audition for admission to the musical theatre emphasis and scholarship consideration both the admission and scholarship forms must be returned.
  • Each applicant will be interviewed in addition to the audition or presentation and should be prepared to discuss career goals.  The interview will also provide an opportunity for the applicant to ask any questions he or she may have concerning the theatre program.

BFA in Dance Admission and/or Scholarship Audition

  • AN AUDITION IS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION TO DANCE DEGREE PROGRAM. The audition will consist of a 2 hour dance class. During the class combinations in varying styles will be taught and the auditionees will perform the combinations in small groups. Participants should bring appropriate dancewear and footwear.  Time will be allotted for changing clothes.
  • Each applicant will be interviewed in addition to the audition or presentation and should be prepared to discuss career goals.  The interview will also provide an opportunity for the applicant to ask any questions he or she may have concerning the theatre program.
  • For further dance information contact Prof. Nielsen.

Auditions for Fall 2015 admission will be conducted during Spring Semester, 2015 on the VSU campus and in the Atlanta Area over President's Day weekend.  If these dates are not suitable, other arrangements may be arranged but are not guaranteed.  Scholarships will be awarded by April 2015.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact scholarship coordinator, Jacque Wheeler. 

Mrs. Jacque Wheeler
Theatre & Dance Scholarship Coordinator
Department of Communication Arts
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31698
(229) 333-5820
jwheeler@valdosta.edu

 

Audition Dates for New Students

 

Auditions for Returning VSU Students

On Campus

2015-2016 auditions to be determined