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Auditions

for the McCall School of Visual and Performing Arts

Audition Information

Are you interested in applying for a visual and performing arts scholarship at Coker University? Select the program you’re interested in, follow the instructions, and submit your audition!

You can audition in person or virtually. Each program tab will have on-campus audition dates.

How to audition on campus:

APPLY TO COKER!

Make sure to apply to Coker University as a traditional undergraduate student, and fill out your FAFSA. You can audition before you submit your application, however we will not be able to determine your eligibility for Coker University and scholarships until we receive your application and FAFSA.

ART

On-Campus Portfolio Review

Date: 11/12/2021

On-Campus Art Scholarship Audition Requirements

Students interested in talent based scholarships in Art must complete the following requirements:

  • Upload high-resolution photos of 10-15 original works of art in as many media as possible.

To register for the on-campus portfolio review, please email Tierra jacobs at tjacobs@coker.edu 

Virtual Portfolio Review

Prospective students auditioning for art may complete the requirements through online submissions:

  • Upload high-resolution photos of 10-15 original works of art in as many media as possible.

For questions regarding portfolio submission, please contact Nate Gulledge.

For more information about the Art program, click here.

DANCE

On-Campus Auditions

Dates:
10/29/21
2/11/22
4/8/22

Dance Scholarship Audition Requirements

Students interested in talent based scholarships in dance must complete the following requirements:

  • A Ballet and Modern technique class
  • A two-minute (minimum) solo in any style of dance

To register for the on-campus audition review, please email Tierra jacobs at tjacobs@coker.edu 

Virtual Auditions

Students interested in dance scholarships must complete the requirements below:

  • Learn the dance phrases in these videos. Submit a video yourself performing these phrases.
  • Prepare a video of yourself performing a dance solo in any style for 2-3 minutes.

Note: Scholarship amounts may not be awarded until you have completed your Coker Application and FAFSA.

For questions about audition submissions, please contact Meredith Sims.

For more information about the Dance program, click here.

MUSIC

On-Campus Auditions

Dates:
11/12/21
2/18/22
4/1/22

Music Scholarship Audition Requirements

Regardless of degree track, the following items will need to be prepared:

Voice – Live or Pre-Recorded Audition Requirements
  • Two songs that are:
    • In contrasting styles
    • Sung from memory
    • Demonstrative of your range and ability
    • From periods or styles that affirm your previous musical and cultural experiences (may include but are not limited to: classical, gospel, musical theatre, etc.)
    • Performed with or without accompaniment (recorded accompaniments are allowed for pre-recorded auditions only)
Instrumental – Video Audition Requirements
  • Two or three works from contrasting style periods from the standard repertoire for your instrument
    • Pieces may include complete works or individual movements from larger works
    • Pieces may include accompaniment, but should be performed without accompaniment for the audition
    • Piano/organ auditionees should perform one of the pieces from memory
  • All major, minor, and chromatic scales

For questions regarding auditions or repertoire selections for your instrument, please contact:
Voice – Dr. Christi McLain
Instrumental – Dr. Reed Hanna

To register for the on-campus audition review, please email Tierra jacobs at tjacobs@coker.edu 

For more information about the Music program, click here.

THEATRE

On-Campus Auditions

Dates:
11/23/21
2/19/22
4/9/22

Theatre Scholarship Audition Requirements

Students interested in talent based scholarships in theatre must complete the following requirements:

BA in Theatre, Performance Concentration
  • Two 60 second monologues in contrasting styles (Classical/Contemporary; Dramatic/Comedic) All monologues should be memorized.
  • Please also bring your audition book with other materials (headshot/resume), if you have them.
BA in Theatre, Musical Theatre Concentration
  • One 60 second monologue and 32 bars of one musical theatre song (monologue and song should contrast) Both monologue and song must be memorized.
  • Please also bring your audition book with other materials (headshot/resume), if you have them.
BA in Theatre, Tech/Design Concentration
  • Resumé and Portfolio – Production photos, SM book, Design/Process photos with descriptions.
BA in Theatre, Playwriting Concentration
  • Sample of playwriting – 10 minute Play, scene(s), monologues, commercials, TV spot, Film script.

These auditions can be sent via uploaded video, an emailed YouTube link, or an in-person scheduled audition. If you need an accompanist for in-person musical theatre auditions, please provide us with the titles (and/or copies) of your song two weeks before the audition date. If you are sending a video or link, you can sing along with karaoke or recorded tracks or live piano, but you must not sing acapella.

The Theatre Program does not require an audition for entrance into any degree tracks.

For questions about audition information, please contact Joshua Webb.

To register for the on-campus audition review, please email Tierra jacobs at tjacobs@coker.edu 

For more information about the Theatre program, click here.


Submit your audition: