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Music Theatre Certificate Program Auditions!

Thursday, April 9 at 5:30 PM
Redbud Theatre Rehearsal Hall.

Available to undergraduate music and drama majors, this program allows students to earn a certificate of music theatre practice along with their existing degree program. Courses offered will include movement and voice for musical theatre, direction of musical theatre as well as the history of musical theatre.

Interested students must register for an audition time.   Audition registration sheets are located at office 230 in the Redbud Theatre Complex or at office 303 at the Margo Jones Performance Hall.  An accompanist will be provided.  If recorded music is used, the student must provide their own playback device.

The audition should include...

1.  A recent head shot and a resume.  

2. A memorized contemporary monologue one minute in length.

3.  Approximately 32-64 bars of a contrasting song from a musical.  

NOTE: The song should show some development with at least one verse and refrain or verse and bridge with an ending.  All sheet music should be prepared legibly for the accompanist with all cuts and special instructions clearly marked on double sided copies. 

     The music theatre certificate was created by Assistant Professor of Drama Steven Young and Adjunct Instructor of Music Laurie-Lee Cosby. Young will also serve as the program’s supervisor and academic advisor. Students interested will be required to interview and audition prior to admittance to the certificate program. Dr. Patrick Bynane, Drama Program Director, points out that this certificate is different from a degree in musical theatre performance because “this certificate is not just about the actor in the musical theatre. It is a certificate for those with an interest in musical theatre and the production of this wonderful genre. Future directors, musical directors and even designers would all fit into this certificate program as easily as actors.”

Read the complete Press Release

Call 940/898-2519 or email,
 940/898-2413 or

REMINDER: You must register for an audition time.


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