Musical Theatre— Register to Audition

Register to Audition

An audition is required for entry to this program. Please note that some auditions precede the application deadline.

Applicants to Musical Theatre are required to either submit an online prescreening or attend a regional audition event in order to receive an invitation to attend an on-campus callback in January. Students must receive an invitation to, and attend the January callback to be considered for admission to this program.

How can I audition?

Choose ONE of the following audition options (click to register):

November 21—22 Booker T Washington Showcase, Fort Worth, TX

November 21—22 North Texas Auditions, Plano, TX

November 21—22 Moonified Auditions (private audition)

November 20—22 Texas Thespian Festival, Dallas, TX

November 23 Greater Houston Area Auditions, Houston, TX

November 24 Greater San Antonio Auditions, San Antonio, TX

January 29—February 1 TETA, Houston, TX

What should I prepare for an  audition?

Students pre-screening live at a regional site, please follow the audition requirements set forth by the festival host organization.

For those auditioning online, please upload the following audition pieces:

Two 32-bar cuts (no more than 1 min. 15 secs. each) from contrasting songs. Choose one classical/traditional musical theatre song that demonstrates lyric singing style and one pop/rock mainstream or contemporary musical song that demonstrates a male pop/female belt singing style. Use pre-recorded or piano accompaniment. Acapella submissions will not be considered.

A monologue (one-minute in length) in contemporary realism style from a published play. Your monologue should not require dialect, costume, or props.PhotoResumePersonal Introduction and UT EID

Optional: Include a one-minute demonstration of abilities in jazz, ballet, and/or tap.

Important Information and Deadlines

Freshmen Applicants

1. Applicants must begin the ApplyTexas application before registering to audition (you will need your UT EID). The Department will only consider applicants who list our majors as a "first choice".

It is critical to submit the university application, along with all supporting documents, by the UT Austin deadline of December 1. Applicants may check the status of their application through their MyStatus page.

2. Complete the Department Application if you will be attending a regional audition or submit an online audition through Acceptd (please do not complete both). Department Applications and online audition submissions are due by December 1, or three days before an intended live audition.

Applicants will automatically be considered for general admission to the B.A. in Theatre in Dance should they not be admitted to the Musical Theatre focus.

Transfer Applicants

Musical Theatre is a four-year sequence of training. Regardless of the coursework you may have pursued with another institution, this program expects students to progress through the curriculum with the ensemble group they are admitted into. For this reason, we recommend transfer applicants consider the flexibility of thegeneral B.A. in Theatre and Dance, rather than the more rigid structure of the Musical Theatre focus.

1. Applicants must begin the ApplyTexas application before registering to audition (you will need your UT EID). The Department will only consider applicants who list our majors as a "first choice".

It is critical to submit the university application, along with all supporting documents, by the UT Austin deadline of March 1. Please note that the department's audition deadline precedes the UT application deadline. Applicants may check the status of their application through their MyStatus page.

2. Complete the Department Application if you will be attending a regional audition or submit an online audition through Acceptd (please do not complete both). Department Applications and online audition submissions are due by December 1, or three days before an intended live audition.

Applicants will automatically be considered for general admission to the B.A. in Theatre in Dance should they not be admitted to the Musical Theatre focus.

For more information, please contact:

Alyse DeSoto
Assistant Director of Admissions
tadadmissions@utexas.edu

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