August 25, 2015

Scholarships (For Students)

For the acting auditions, please adhere to the following steps for the acting scholarship screenings.

1-Check your audition time slot (Scholarship Audition Times)
2-Be sure to sign in via google form on this website Friday morning 10 minutes before your audition (Audition Sign-in Form)
3-Arrive at the audition room (Dixie Center Sunbrooke A)
4- Check in with Andy Hunsaker and DSU volunteers outside the Sunbrooke A in the Dixie Center
*It is recommended that you find a space to warm up in prior to arrival
5-If you are singing at your audition, be sure that you have your sheet music in a small 3 ring binder or on cardstock in your hands ready to hand to the accompanist
6- You will be lined up “on deck” and taken into the audition room in groups of 4. You will be directed about where to sit.
7-Break-a-leg.
8-Friday night/Saturday morning, be sure to check the “call back chat” lists (there will be a different one from each college or university)
9-Saturday morning beginning at 8:30 go to the vendor/exhibitor area and check in with each school that has requested a chat. Schedule a time to come back and talk with them in further detail.


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. Print your headshots and resumes and send your teacher a PDF of your resume.
Your teacher may be able to help you with this. You need to have 25 resumes and headshots. Each resume/headshot should be printed on the same piece of paper (resume on one side, headshot on the other) with holes punched on the left side of the resume.

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 November 23, 2016.

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.
Here is the list of audition times: Scholarship Audition Times.

9. Work with the accompanist.
If your audition includes a song, audition run throughs with the pianist will be in the Eccles practice room 144 during registration. 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. Print your headshots and resumes.
Your teacher may be able to help you with this. You need to have 25 resumes and headshots. Each resume/headshot should be printed on the same piece of paper (resume on one side, headshot on the other) with holes punched on the left side of the resume.

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 Glen Carpenter before November 23, 2016.

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 no later than December 10, 2016.

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.