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Sam Houston Musical Theatre Program 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. Our 2021-22 audition season includes 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)

RECORDED AUDITION OPTIONS:
November 5, 2021 (for Spring 2022 consideration ONLY; must be able to transfer at mid-term)
April 8, 2022 (for Fall 2022 consideration)

To get started, select the audition date that works best for you from the "Select Program" menu. Once your 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.​
Check our auditions website for details.​ When submitting your audition materials, you will be asked for the following:

  • Headshot
  • Resume (PDF)
  • Two letters of recommendation (PDF)
  • Transcripts (for those transferring to Sam Houston)
  • The following videos: (for recorded auditions only)
      • Two contrasting one-minute monologues from a contemporary script.
      • Two contrasting cuts from published Broadway musicals, approximately 40 seconds each. Points of contrast can include vocal range, tempo, style, time period, etc.
  • A clip of a dance work that demonstrates your abilities in ballet and jazz.
  • A “wild card” video that helps us see your personality, essence and authenticity. Consider these ideas for your “wild card” video:
    • Why you want to pursue performing as a profession.
    • What you like to do outside of performance.
    • 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 information below:


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 | E-mail: lka005@shsu.edu

For technical questions, please check out the Acceptd Help Desk.