Performing Arts audition applications are now available online.
Apply online for Acting, Dance, Music Theatre, and Theatrical Design & Production. All applications must be submitted and received by our office no later than two weeks prior to the audition date. Late submissions cannot be accepted.
**There are NO auditions by mail for domestic students for the BFA Acting, BFA Dance, BFA Music Theatre or BA Theatrical Design and Production programs. Also, please be aware that all acting, dance, music theatre and design tech auditions/interviews are held on campus. None of our auditions/interviews take place at unifieds. International applicants must make arrangements for submitting a videotape of their audition by contacting the Auditions Coordinator at 336-278-5600 or via e-mail – email@example.com.
All students auditioning for the Performing Arts Department at Elon University must also submit a separate university admissions application by the final application deadline of January 10, 2013.
All students wishing to major in Acting, Dance or Music Theatre must be accepted to the program through departmental auditions and interviews. The same audition/interview can also qualify Acting, Dance or Music Theatre students for consideration for a department scholarship. Students wishing to enroll in the Theatrical Design & Production Program must complete an interview/portfolio review. No audition is required for the B.A. in Theatre Studies major or for a minor in Theatre Arts or Dance.
Auditions and interviews are conducted in the Elon University Center for the Arts on the dates listed below. There is a required information session on each audition date.
2012- 2013 Audition Dates
(All auditions are held on Fridays)
You do not have to be admitted to the university to audition on these dates.
BFA in Acting
BFA in Dance
BFA in Music Theatre
Interview/Portfolio Review for BA in Theatrical Design and Production
Please plan on spending the entire day with us. A typical audition day might look like this:
- Please check in at the Center for the Arts front office at 9 a.m.
- Observe classes
- Rehearsals with accompanists begin in the morning and are scheduled throughout the day (Music Theatre only)
- Information Sessions in each area (Required)
- Auditions begin in each area
- Attend a performance on applicable weekends
Questions? Contact Kimberly Rippy, auditions coordinator, via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see below for information about auditions
and interviews for each program:
Audition Requirements for BFA in Acting
• Prepare two contrasting monologues.
• Do not use dialect in either piece.
• Try to find variety in your selections (one serious, one comic, for example).
• Use of classical material is strongly discouraged.
• Each monologue should be no more that two minutes in length.
• Choose pieces which demonstrate your abilities at their best, and allow us to get to know you as a performer.
• Your monologues must be memorized.
• Partnered scenes are not allowed.
Audition Requirements for BFA in Dance
• 80 minute ballet and modern technique class led by two of our dance faculty.
• Following the technique class, you will present a two minute solo in either ballet, modern, or jazz.
• The solo can also be a classical pointe variation.
• The solo can be self-choreographed or choreographed by your teacher or a professional choreographer.
• Make sure the solo demonstrates your technique, musicality, phrasing and creativity.
• A cd/tape/ipod connection is provided for your audition.
• Professional dance attire is required - leotard, tights, ballet slippers, etc...
• Immediately following your solo presentation you will have a brief interview with the faculty.
Audition Requirements for BFA in Music Theatre
• The Audition: Applicants should prepare two selections from the standard Broadway repertoire, a ballad that shows a sustained legato line and an “up tempo” number. Each selection should be no more than 32 bars in length. Additionally, auditionees perform a one-minute comic or dramatic monologue from a contemporary play. The entire audition must be memorized.
• An accompanist is provided. No taped accompaniments allowed.
• All applicants participate in a Dance Audition (warm-up across the floor and combination). The audition is used to assess dance class placement as well as potential. Auditionees should wear standard dance attire or clothing that allows for ease of movement (close-fitting sweat pants and tops that do not obscure the body). Please bring dance shoes (including tap shoes if you tap) but also be prepared to dance barefoot. Dancers with prior training may be asked for additional demonstration of skills at the end of the general class. Prior dance training, while desirable is not a requirement for acceptance to the Music Theatre Program.
• Please bring additional resume and photograph to leave with the audition team.
Interview Guidelines for BA in Theatrical Design and Production
• The interview provides an opportunity to discuss your experience and career goals with our faculty.
• Your experience is best shown through a portfolio (this can include photos, programs, technical drawings, reviews, etc.) and a resume.
• Other artwork (drawings, paintings, photography) may also be presented.
• Your materials may be presented in traditional portfolio (paper form), on computer disk or traditional slides (please pre-load slides into a carousel). Please indicate which format you will present on your application to insure appropriate equipment is provided.
• Those without formal portfolios should prepare to discuss their experience with the faculty.