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  • NWDC Musical Theatre Scholarship Audition

The Northwest Drama Conference (NWDC) Musical Theatre Scholarship Audition (MTSA) takes place at the regional NWDC/KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival). You must register for the Festival.

Register for the MTSA when you register for KCACTF. There are a limited number of slots. You will receive an email that you have been accepted to audition. If you do not get an email you have not been accepted and will not be permitted to audition. Contact Patrick H. Newell at pnewell@uwyo.edu if you do not get an email.

Each participant must attend one of two workshops given before the Audition. You will find them in your schedule when you arrive at the Festival. **If you attended a workshop last year, you are NOT required to attend a workshop this year.

The Audition will consist of two (2) rounds.
Preliminary Round Each student will have 2 minutes to perform a cutting of one song
Final Round - Each student will have 5 minutes to perform 2 contrasting songs
- The songs must be sung live. Students must bring sheet music marked and ready to be played by the accompanist provided. You may not bring your own accompanist.

- Enter, go right to the accompanist and give her your music, and go over the tempo. Set your chair if needed. State your name and the names of your piece(s), nod to the accompanist and begin. Timing will begin with the first note of your music.
- Although movement is important and you may incorporate dance, you will not be performing on a dance floor. Tap shoes are not permitted.
- Show a range of musical theatre styles in your selections
- Choose songs that show your range and are different in type and style.
- Perform the song as a piece of musical theatre. Your acting and singing will be assessed together. Be sure you know who you are singing to and remember to find and play your objective.
- Your music must be clean and clear and easily read by the accompanist.
$250 Scholarship

If you have questions or need more information contact:
Patrick H. Newell at pnewell@uwyo.edu


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