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BFA Performance - Acting and Musical Theater Scholarship Auditions

We are devoted to cultivating performers for the 21st Century through in-depth training that INSPIRES, challenges and thrills. We believe in a standard of perfection that can only be reached through DISCIPLINE, continual risk-taking, and a conviction that failure is always an option. With that in mind, we provide daily practical experience in the making of theater.

Ohio University’s Musical Theater Performance Track has been tailored for the student who is committed to the generation of new work and being a 21st Century musical theater artist.

The Musical Theater Performance Track focuses on developing exciting new work as well as providing a solid foundation in more traditional practice. The Acting Performance Track is suited for students seeking to work in all mediums. Our goal is to give students a solid foundation in Acting Fundamentals that will serve them well whether they work on stage or film, prefer the classics or creating new work.

Students in Performance (Acting and Musical Theater) will learn the entrepreneurial aspects of creating theater and will be well positioned to work in a variety of theater settings upon graduation. 


Schedule a Scholarship Audition 

Please select an audition date through our Division. If you are unable to attend one of the dates below you may schedule an individual visit to the campus by contacting: 

Students may audition for both tracks, Acting and Musical Theater.


2018-19 Acting and Musical Theater Scholarship Auditions 

  • June 25-30, 2018, ITF, Lincoln, NE
  • October 8, 2018, Athens Campus
  • October 26, 2018, Kentucky College and Career Day, Louisville, KY
  • November 15-18, 2018, Moonifieds, Dallas, TX
  • January 12, 2019, Ohio Unifieds, Scioto High School, Dublin, OH
  • January 19, 2019, Athens Campus
  • January 19-20, 2019, during Unifieds, New York City, NY
  • February 4-7, 2019, during Unifieds, Chicago, IL
  • February 9-10, 2019 during Unifieds, Los Angeles, CA
  • February 9, 2019, Athens Campus


Performance Scholarship Audition Material 

ACTING: Prepare two contemporary monologues lasting no more than three minutes in total. The monologues should be selected from plays written within the 21st century. They should contrast in style, revealing two sides of the student's abilities and be characters that are close to the student in age. They should not be from musicals, stand-alone monologue collections, or one person shows. 

MUSICAL THEATER: Prepare one contemporary monologue from a play written within the 21st century, and two short contrasting songs selections (32 bars in length). One song selection should be written prior to 1965. 

If you are auditioning at one of the off-campus events, you will need to provide recorded accompaniment of your songs on an iPod or other similar device. Sound equipment will be provided to connect to the headphone jack of your device. You may use your own sound equipment if you prefer.

If you are auditioning on campus in Athens, an accompanist will be provided, or you may bring your own. You may also choose to use prerecorded accompaniment.



If auditioning on campus in Athens, you will participate in a group dance audition – wear clothes in which you can move freely. Jazz or character shoes preferred, tap shoes not needed. Time to change from prepared audition dress will be allotted. There will not be a dance audition at theoff-campus locations.


For students who have additional performance strengths that they wish to share during the audition, please present one additional 32 bar song selection in which you sing and self-accompany on your instrument.  You may also submit video of a short solo dance piece, not to exceed one minute.


Prepare two contemporary monologues as described in ACTING, and two short songs as described in MUSICAL THEATER.