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Welcome to the online recorded audition portal for Catawba College: Shuford School of Performing Arts (SSPA)!

Throughout your performing arts experience at Catawba College, you will focus on perfecting your craft. Our programs are quite different from a traditional conservatory, though we offer BFA, BA, and BS degrees. Our approach for all degrees is highly practical and aligns directly with industry standards. We aim to create well-rounded, industry-ready professionals who have refined their talents through self-expression, collaboration, creative problem-solving, communication and leadership, accompanied by a broad understanding of the business of theatre and music that will enable a promising future in the arts! To learn more about our program offerings, please visit our website.

Ready to Apply?

Please complete the following steps:

1. To be considered for enrollment in the Shuford School of Performing Arts, please apply below and submit your free prescreen audition. 

2. Once your application and prescreened materials have been submitted through Acceptd, click here to submit an application to be admitted to Catawba College. **You must be admitted to be considered for any scholarships or financial aid can be offered for Catawba College. 

3. After you have applied through Catawba College Admissions, please complete the Fafsa application to get more information about your federal student aid. 

4. Last, but not least, please come visit us on campus. Feel free to come to one of the SSPA events listed below or you can schedule a personal visit on campus here.

Shuford School of Performing Arts Event Information 
Please note that the SSPA events are an opportunity for our music and theatre faculty to get to know you personally! In addition, this event allows for a more memorable and collaborative outcome through exposure to faculty and other students in-person. 

SSPA Events

Music Meet & Greet and Wind Ensemble Concert: November 21st: 6:00pm-8:00pm (On-Campus)

Theatre: Hobgood Scholarship Competition: February 4th (By invitation, On-Campus)--date is tentative and may change based on campus event scheduling. 

Theatre Arts Experience Day: February 25th, 9am-2:30pm (On-Campus)

Planning on attending one of these events? RSVP Audrey Fowler, to secure your spot!


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Catawba College Admissions by email: or by phone: 800-228-2922

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.