Scholarship Auditions, Portfolio Reviews & Interviews

Scholarship Requirements

We offer a variety of talent-based scholarships that require an audition and/or interview.  All department majors and minors are eligible, but a limited number of awards are available.

Prospective students must complete the formal Ashland University application process and be accepted to the University before they can be awarded a scholarship. It is highly recommended that students complete the Ashland University Application for Admission prior to a scholarship audition/interview.

For strong scholarship consideration, all scholarship auditions/interviews must be submitted by March 1 prior to the proposed academic year of enrollment.  Please use the form below to submit your information for an audition or interview.

Audition, Portfolio Review and Interview information for prospective theatre students

An audition or portfolio review determines the student’s experience and potential for success in a theatre-related career. In addition, all prospective students will interview with members of the faculty to assess skills and interests. Interviews also allow students to talk with faculty members in an informal manner and discover what Ashland University and the student have to offer each other.

2013.2014 Scholarship Audition and Interview Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014, Center for the Arts, Ashland University

ACTORS:

    • Perform a one-to-two minute memorized contemporary monologue
    • Perform a one-to-two minute memorized classical monologue
    • Supply a current acting resume
    • Supply one letter of recommendation from an individual who is familiar with your theatrical work

ACTORS – MUSICAL THEATRE

    • Perform a memorized ballad not to exceed two minutes*
    • Perform a memorized up-tempo song not to exceed two minutes*
    • Supply a current acting resume
    • Supply one letter of recommendation from an individual who is familiar with your theatrical work
    • Students interested in Musical Theatre are required to audition for and be accepted as a music minor by the Department of Music. We recommend scheduling this on the same day as your Theatre Scholarship Audition. For more information please go to the Department of Music's audition page or contact Cathy Rowland in the Department of Music office at 419.289.5100 or crowlan1@ashland.edu.

*Accompanist will be provided. Auditionee must provide the accompanist with clearly marked music in the appropriate key. Auditionee may not sing acapella.

DESIGNERS, STAGE MANAGERS, TECHNICIANS, PLAYWRIGHTS & OTHER AREAS

  • Present a portfolio in the form of photographs, prompt-scripts, slides and/or drawings of productions on which the student has worked.  Examples of related skills (sewing, woodworking, drawing, writing samples, etc.) are also helpful.
  • Supply a current resume based on area of theatre study
  • Supply one letter of recommendation from an individual who is familiar with your theatrical work
  • Auditions and interviews are scheduled in 15-minute intervals. You will be contacted with your scheduled time.
Scholarship Audition & Interview Registration
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Please indicate the number of tickets desired to attend the February 15 performance of Songs for a New World. For more information, please contact Fabio Polanco at fpolanco@ashland.edu or 419.289.5655.
Audition or Interview Method
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