Musical Theatre Auditions

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the BFA Musical Theatre Program at Sam Houston. We're looking forward to receiving your audition and learning more about you. Registration for our 2021-22 audition season will open on September 1, 2021 and will include three live audition opportunities and two recorded audition options:

LIVE AUDITIONS ON CAMPUS:
Friday, October 8, 2021 (for Fall 2022 consideration)
Friday, February 4, 2022 (for Fall 2022 consideration)
Friday, March 4, 2022 (for Fall 2022 consideration)
Friday, April 8, 2022 (for Fall 2022 consideration)

RECORDED AUDITION OPTIONS:

November 5, 2021 (for Spring 2022 consideration ONLY; must be able to transfer mid-year)
April 8, 2022 (for Fall 2022 consideration)

To get started, head to our landing page at GetAcceptd.

Once your audition Acceptd application has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email with more details regarding the audition. You DO NOT need to have applied and been accepted to the University before auditioning. This audition will be your scholarship audition as well so you DO NOT need to participate in a separate scholarship audition.

When submitting your audition materials, you will be asked for the following:

   • Head shot
   • Resume (PDF)
   • Two letters of recommendation (PDF)
   • Transcripts (for those transferring to Sam Houston)
   • The following videos:

          1. Two (2) memorized, contrasting one-minute monologues from a contemporary script.
          2. Two (2) contrasting cuts from a published Broadway musical, approximately 40 seconds each.
              Points of contrast can include vocal range, tempo, style, time period, etc.
          3. A clip of a dance work that demonstrates your abilities in ballet and jazz.
          4. A “wild card” video that helps us see your personality, essence and authenticity.

          Consider these ideas for your “wild card” video:

                     a. Why you want to pursue performing as a profession.
                     b. What you like to do outside of performance.
                     c. How you realize and express your true essence
                         in your everyday experiences.

    Once again, thank you for your interest in Sam Houston Musical Theatre.

    For more information, please contact us using the contact information:

    Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre
    Dr. Laura Avery, Head of Musical Theatre
    Box 2297, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341-2297
    Phone:(936)294-3404 | Email at lka005@shsu.edu

    DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP

    We offer a significant amount of department scholarships each year for new students. Your audition for the Musical Theatre Program will serve as your department scholarship audition therefore you do not need to participate in the Theatre Scholarship Audition process. Individuals wishing to be considered for a department scholarship should fill out a scholarship application at Scholarships4Kats. Candidates will be notified via email before May 1 regarding department scholarships. For further information regarding using your Musical Theatre Program audition as your department scholarship audition, please contact Dr. Laura Avery at lka005@shsu.edu.

    UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP

    You might also consider applying for scholarships through the University. Application deadline for University scholarships is November 1. Apply at Scholarships4Kats.​