August 25, 2015

Scholarships (For Teachers)

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.


You have the opportunity to allow some of your seniors to participate in the college scholarship auditions and presentations. All information can be found in the scholarship screening packets.

2017 Acting Scholarship Screening Information Packet
2017 Theatre Arts Scholarship Screening Info Packet

The conference auditions/presentations serve as a screening tool for college and university theatre departments to view prospective students and invite them to further audition callbacks on their campuses. Additionally, cash awards from the Utah Theatre Association are awarded to outstanding auditioners.

The Utah Theatre Association will continue to offer the Design Utah Award for outstanding student displays. This award has been sponsored by Oasis StageWerks for many years and includes a $1500 cash award.

All questions regarding the acting scholarship auditions should be directed to Aubrey Obray. All questions regarding the theatre arts scholarship presentations should be directed to Glen Carpenter.

Here is a recommended order of events to follow to help your students get ready–


SCHOLARSHIP ACTING AUDITIONS



1. Select which seniors will be auditioning.
Remember they must be planning on pursuing an acting/performing theatre major or minor, they must be registered for the conference by November 23, 2016, and each school is limited in the number of auditioners they may send dependent on the number of registered students the school is bringing.

2. Give your students the checklist provided in the packet to help them prepare.

3. Help them prepare their resumes and their headshots.
The following links are examples of what colleges are looking for. You can send your students to this page to help them prepare.
Actor
Singer
Dancer

4. Collect the resumes/headshots from your students.
They should be printed on the same piece of paper with holes punched on the left side of the resume. Each student needs 25 resumes/headshots printed. Be sure to also collect a PDF version of the RESUME.

5. Fill out the Verification/Recommendation Form (included in the packet).
Attach this form to your resumes/headshots, and send them all collectively to Aubrey Obray no later than November 23, 2016. Also send the PDF resumes to Aubrey Obray at auobray@wsd.net

6. Help your students prepare their auditions.
Students have two minutes and should include two contrasting pieces. This can include either two monologues or a monologue and a song.

7. Check your students’ assigned audition times.
Scholarship Audition Times

8. Make sure your students arrive on time to check in on the day of their audition.

9. Help your students find the callback list to see if there are colleges or universities that want to meet with them.


THEATRE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATIONS



1. Select which seniors will be presenting.
Remember they must be planning on pursuing a non-acting theatre major or minor (design, tech, stagecraft, directing, dramaturgy, play writing, or education), they must be registered for the conference by November 23, 2016, and each school is limited in the number of presenters they may send dependent on the number of registered students the school is bringing.

2. Give your students the checklist provided in the packet to help them prepare.

3. Help them prepare their resumes and their headshots.
This is an example of a technician’s resume: TechnicianYou can send your students to this page to help them prepare.

4. Collect the resumes/headshots from your students.
They should be printed on the same piece of paper with holes punched on the left side of the resume. Each student needs 25 resumes/headshots printed.

5. Fill out the Verification/Recommendation Form (included in the packet).
Attach this form to your resumes/headshots, and send them all collectively to Glen Carpenter no later than November 23, 2016.

6. Help your students prepare their portfolios and presentation.
Each student will have two minutes to present his or her abilities, personality and talents. They will also be able to create a digital portfolio to accompany their presentation.

7. Help your student send their electronic portfolio.
This must be a PowerPoint presentation, and it should be sent to theatrearts@utahtheatreassociation.org no later than December 10, 2016.

8. Check your students’ presentation times.
Theatre Arts Scholarship Screening Presentation Times

9. Make sure your students arrive on time to check in on the day of their presentation.

10. Help your students find the callback list to see if there are colleges or universities that want to meet with them.