August 25, 2015

Scholarships (For Students)

If you are a senior who is interested in pursuing theatre and you are planning on attending the UTA Conference in January, you have an opportunity to audition (for actors) or present (for techs, designers, playwrites, dramaturges, directors, stage managers, or educators) in front of faculty from colleges and universities.

Each school can only bring a limited number of people to audition and present, so talk to your teacher to see if this is a possibility for you.

Once you have been selected, get to work! Here is a recommended order of events to help you prepare–


Acting Scholarship Audition


1. Do some research on the colleges and universities.
Check out some of the colleges and universities that will be at the conference so that you have an idea of the programs they offer. You can watch videos of some of their programs here. Contact the college/university directly if you would like more information on what you see!

2.
Get yourself a copy of the checklist from the audition packet.
This will help ensure that you complete everything you need to for your audition.

3. Create your resume.
The audition packet has instructions on how to do this. Follow these instructions carefully. Examples of resumes and headshots are here: Actor, Singer, Dancer.

4. Get your headshots taken.
You can have a friend or family member do this, or if you would like a professional, check out some recommendations here.

5. Create a PDF of your resume and headshot and get it to your teacher.
Your teacher may be able to help you with this. Be sure to have your resume and headshot on the same file and name the file your last name and your school’s name (ie: hunsakerspanishfork).

6. Make sure your teacher has filled out the Verification/Recommendation form for you.
Your teacher needs to send this form with all of your resumes to Aubrey Obray before December 13, 2017.

7. Prepare your audition.
You have two minutes to present two different pieces. This can include two contrasting monologues, or a monologue and a song. If you are preparing a song, the college/university representatives have requested that students sing to live accompaniment only. The Utah Theatre Association supports this request and will provide a professional audition accompanist for you are your audition. You must bring your own sheet music to the audition. If you do not already own a copy of your music, you can peruse the following web sites to purchase individual copies: Music Notes, Sheet Music Direct, Sheet Music Plus.

8. Know your audition time.
The list of audition times will be posted on this site once it is finalized.

9. Work with the accompanist.
If your audition includes a song, audition run throughs with the pianist will be held during the conference (location TBA). It will be a sign up as you get there process. This is not mandatory.

10. Check in on time for your audition at the conference.

11. Check for callbacks at the conference.


THEATRE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP SCREENING PRESENTATIONS


1. Do some research on the colleges and universities.
Check out some of the colleges and universities that will be at the conference so that you have an idea of the programs they offer. You can watch videos of some of their programs here. Contact the college/university directly if you would like more information on what you see!

2. Get yourself a copy of the checklist from the presentation packet.
This will help ensure that you complete everything you need to for your presentation.

3. Create your resume.
The presentation packet has instructions on how to do this. Follow these instructions carefully. Here is an example of a resume and headshot: Technician

4. Get your headshots taken.
You can have a friend or family member do this, or if you would like a professional, check out some recommendations here.

5. Create a PDF of your resume and headshot and get it to your teacher.
Your teacher may be able to help you with this. Be sure to have your resume and headshot on the same file and name the file your last name and your school’s name (ie: hunsakerspanishfork).

6. Make sure your teacher has filled out the Verification/Recommendation form for you.
Your teacher needs to send this form with all of your resumes/headshots to Glen Carpenter before December 13, 2017.

7. Prepare your electronic portfolio.
This must be created using PowerPoint. You may only have 11 slides. Your title should have your name, school and picture. No sound or video files can be included. The presentation is limited to 10 MB. Here are some examples of previous portfolio presentations:
Tech Powerpoint
Tech Powerpoint 2
Tech Powerpoint 3

8. Send your electronic portfolio.
Send your PowerPoint to theatrearts@utahtheatreassociation.org.

9. Prepare your presentation.
You have two minutes to share your abilities, personality and talents. Don’t just review your portfolio.

10. Know your presentation time.
Check the list here: Theatre Arts Scholarship Screening Presentation Times

11. Check in on-time for your presentation at the conference.

12. Check for callbacks.