Current Theatre Scholarship Information

Important Information:

  • Auditions and Interviews for the 2016-2017 scholarship year will be held on January 30, 2016 (see below for more information).
  • Applicants must be full-time students (12 units minimum) and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA (a higher GPA is required for some scholarships)

  • Scholarship recipients must be significantly involved in departmental productions during both semesters of the academic year for which they receive the award and are asked to sign an acceptance letter agreeing to this requirement.
  • Awards are paid 50 percent at the beginning of each semester if the award is over $600. If under $600, the award will be paid 100 percent for the fall semester.
  • Award announcements are posted to the student's portal account between July and August of the academic year they will be issued.

Scholarship Map

Important Dates

January 2, 2016

  • Scholarship Applications open for the University and the Department of Music and Theatre

January 29, 2016

  • University Scholarship Application is due and is mandatory for all current students (scholarship verification must be submitted at the time of your audition or interview). It is recommended that each student submits a letter of recommendation with their University Scholarship application in addition to completing an audition/interview/portfolio. By doing so, it opens up other university scholarship opportunities other than what the department has to offer.
NOTE: Although the university’s deadline is February 15th, if you are applying for a Music and Theatre Department scholarship. you must complete the University Scholarship application before your audition and bring verification that you have done so.  No verification, no audition/interview.

January 26, 2016

  • Request for Live Auditions must be submitted by Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Sign up using the MUTA Audition/Interview Request & Submission Form starting January 2, 2016. You will be notified of your assigned meeting time via email.

January 29, 2016

  • If you are unable to attend the live auditions/interviews, all video and audio recorded auditions must be submitted by Friday January 29, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. to be fully considered. To do so, use the MUTA Audition/Interview Request & Submission Form starting January 2, 2016.

January 30, 2016

  • Auditions and interviews will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - PAC 135 - No verification no audition/interview.

About Auditions

Current & Continuing Students

Auditions / Portfolios: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - PAC 135

  • Audition / Interviews are limited to a total time of 5 minutes
  • Auditions will be held in Wismer Theatre, Performing Arts Center, PAC 135
  • A CD player will be provided. You should provide appropriate music.
  • An accompanist will be provided. You should provide appropriate music, properly cut, and clearly marked.
  • All who are auditioning should bring appropriate clothing for a movement/dance component. You will be taught a couple of very basic combinations. Basic jazz footwear will be fine.
  • Those interested in Musical Theatre scholarships should have two contrasting songs and one monologue.
  • Those interested in Theatre Performance scholarships should have two contrasting monologues. A third 'movement' piece is encouraged.
  • Those interested in Design or Stage Management should bring appropriate portfolio materials.

Important Forms

Have general scholarship questions? Contact Katie Whitlock, Chair of the Scholarship Committee: