Current Theatre Scholarship Information

Important Information:

  • Auditions and Interviews for the 2015-2016 scholarship year will be held on January 31, 2015 (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, 2015

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

February 15, 2015 

  • Music and Theatre Department Scholarship Application is due and required for all students interested in a Music & Theatre scholarship 
  • 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: Applications will not be accepted after February 15. Students submitting late applications will not be considered for university scholarships and will not be able to audition or interview for a Music Department scholarship.

January 27, 2015

  • Request for Live Auditions must be submitted by Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Sign up using the MUTA Audition/Interview Request & Submission Form starting January 2, 2015. You will be notified of your assigned meeting time via email.

January 30, 2015

  • If you are unable to attend the live auditions/interviews, all video and audio recorded auditions must be submitted by Friday January 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. to be fully considered. To do so, use the MUTA Audition/Interview Request & Submission Form starting January 2, 2015.

January 31, 2015

  • Auditions and interviews will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - PAC 135 - No verification no audition/interview.

About Auditions

Current & Continuing Students

Auditions / Portfolios: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 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