August 25, 2015

Scholarships (For Teachers)

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.

Acting Scholarship Screening Information Packet

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 30, 2017, 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.
The headshot and resume should be included in the same PDF file. The name of the file should be the student’s last name and the school name (ie: hunsakerspanishfork).

5. Fill out the Verification/Recommendation Form (included in the packet).
Include this form in an email with your resumes/headshots, and send them all collectively 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.
The audition time slots will be posted on this site.

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 30, 2017, 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.
The headshot and resume should be included in the same PDF file. The name of the file should be the student’s last name and the school name (ie: hunsakerspanishfork).

5. Fill out the Verification/Recommendation Form (included in the packet).
Include this form in an email with your resumes/headshots, and send them all collectively to Glen Carpenter no later than November 30, 2017.

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.

8. Check your students’ presentation times.
The presentation times will be posted here.

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.