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Youngstown State University
BA Dance Management
Auditions Day Requirements and Itinerary

Dance auditions will be held for acceptance into the dance major and minor programs on Saturday, November 21, 2015 and April 2, 2016  from Noon to 3 p.m. in Beeghley PE Center, room 100. Come dressed in appropriate dance attire ready to take a modern dance technique class which will be taught to you.  After the class is over students will have the opportunity to perform a short solo in any dance style or genre they choose.  Any questions or concerns regarding the programs will be addressed at the audition.  One only needs to attend the November or April audition for acceptance and placement.

For more information or if you have questions, then please call or e-mail Christine Cobb at 724-971-0116 or ccobb AT ysu DOT edu.

BFA Musical Theater Audition Day
10:00 – 1:00 P.M.
Requirements and Itinerary

The Musical Theater audition consists of three parts:  vocal, acting and dance audition.

The vocal audition consists of:

  • Two musical theater selections – one ballad and one up-beat
  • Select two different composers.  It is preferred, although not required, that one of the selections is pre-1965.  Selections are expected to be acted while singing and may be presented with movement or dramatic gestures, if appropriate.

An accompanist will be provided for you.

The acting audition consists of:

  • Presentation of two contrasting dramatic monologues lasting a total of 3 minutes. These monologues should demonstrate an applicant’s ability to work with differing types of dramatic material (serious/comic; classical/ modern; realistic/non-realistic; etc.)  Your choice of material should reflect this demonstration.
  • An interview with the theater faculty.  The applicant should be prepared to discuss their reasons for wanting to major in musical theater, and their short and long-term goals. (NOTE:  Although it is not required,  a resumé and/or portfolio is recommended).

The dance audition consists of:
A small class will be conducted with all the students to determine the correct placement in dance technique courses.  A warm-up and musical theater jazz combination will be taught. Come dressed in appropriate dance attire and jazz shoes.

10:00 a.m.           Dance Audition in Beeghly Center Room 100

11:00 a.m.           Vocal and Acting Auditions begin in Bliss Hall Room 3036

You will be e-mailed your actual audition time.

If you have any questions, please contact the Theater and Dance office at 330-941-3810

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