Performing Arts Scholars Day
About Performing Arts Scholars Day
Wofford College's Performing Arts Scholars Day will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015. During this event, the Wofford Music and Theatre Departments will hold auditions for available scholarships. It is possible for students to audition for both departments. Join us on Friday night for a performance and reception at the Tony White Theatre. On Saturday, the auditions will be split into two groups. There will be a panel of current students to answer any and all questions about Wofford.
Students who would like to audition for a Music Scholarship:
The Music Department will hold auditions in both choral and instrumental music. Auditions will be conducted by music faculty in the choral, concert band, jazz band, and string divisions. For your audition, please prepare two short works of varying styles that will demonstrate your talent at its best. They do not have to be memorized. Please submit music materials to Gary McCraw by November 1, 2015.
Students who would like to audition or interview for a Theatre Scholarship:
The Theatre will hold auditions/interviews for actors, playwrights, designers, and technical theatre students. Please submit all Theatre audition materials to Mark Ferguson by November 1, 2015. In addition, please bring a dossier with the following:
- A personal statement detailing your theatrical background and reasons for/interest in pursuing further study in theatre
- A recommendation from a teacher or director who knows you and your work well
- A theatrical resume
- A headshot - optional (if you do not have a headshot there is no need to have one professionally taken at this time)
Actors should prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than two minutes total. Please choose age appropriate monologues from a play.
Playwrights should submit a portfolio of completed work electronically to Dr. Ferguson by November 1, 2015. Both full length and short plays are acceptable. The faculty will read your submissions and your audition will simply be a conversation about your work.
Designers (set, lighting, costumes) or technicians should bring a portfolio of your design or work, including production photos if possible. Your audition will consist of a review and a conversation.
You do not have to be a major to be a theatre scholar.
For more information about the program, please check out our Theatre site and our Box Office site.
Click here to register for the Performing Arts Scholars Day (Please register by November 1, 2015)
Click here for the Performing Arts Scholars Day schedule