Training and Preparation Requirements

Students wishing to study Music Theatre at Colorado Mesa University should have training and experience in musical theatre techniques and production including (but not limited to) skills in music sight-reading, dance training, vocal and choral experience, and dramatic training.

Written Requirements

Please do not staple or bind these documents.

AUDITION APPLICATION
Completed application must be received by the Department of Theatre Arts within one week of your audition date.

RESUME AND HEADSHOT
Applicants must submit both a resume and headshot.  These should be provided digitally via the audition application.

TRANSCRIPT
An official high school transcript is required by the Department of Theatre Arts for all incoming students. (This is in addition to one required by the CMU Admissions Office.) Transfer students must provide transcripts from all colleges attended. Bring copies with you to the morning meeting before your audition. Please do not staple or bind these documents. These materials will not be returned.

Performance Requirements

MUSIC
Prepare two 16-bar selections from the Musical Theatre repertoire. One selection must be from the Golden Age or earlier (written before 1968). Both songs must be memorized. The songs should be contrasting in style; we recommend one up-beat and one ballad. An accompanist will be provided; you may not sing with your own accompanist, a capella or with recorded accompanist. 

ACTING
Prepare one monologue from a play (not from a movie or a book of monologues). The monologue may not exceed 1½ minutes in length. The monologue must be memorized.

DANCE
Applicants who audition on campus will participate in a dance class. The dance call is for placement and does not act as a primary factor is deciding acceptance into the program.