Arts & Humanities

Audition Information

MNU Arts & Humanities department offers two scholarship opportunities: Music and Theatre. Music major scholarships and/or music ensemble participation scholarships are available to exceptional students who complete the Music Scholarship Application Form and perform a successful audition. Theatre major scholarships are available to exceptional students who complete the Theatre Scholarship Application Form and perform a successful audition.

The audition experience is an opportunity for prospective students to demonstrate their level of musical/theatrical skill in the prospective student’s major (and possibly secondary) performance area, and meet the faculty.


Audition Dates

Auditions include a pre-recorded video performance using YouTube or Vimeo, sent at least one full week prior to the selected audition date, and a live audition/interview via Zoom.

Audition dates for 2021-2022 are as follows:

  • November 7, 2020
  • January 23, 2021
  • February 20, 2021
  • March 6, 2021
  • March 27, 2021
  • April 24, 2021
  • May 1, 2021

Music Audition Requirements

  • Fill out Music Scholarship Application Form.
  • Prepare and video record a solo piece which best demonstrates skills in the primary performance area. Vocal selections should be memorized, yet there is no requirement to sing in a foreign language.​Please submit a link to this recording at least one full week prior to the selected audition date and/or include the link in your application.
  • At the scheduled video interview, demonstrate fundamental musical knowledge through a variety of diagnostic exercises, including sight-reading.
  • Optional: Prepare one solo piece in a secondary performance area.
  • Percussionists perform on at least two instruments: snare drum, timpani, keyboard percussion, drumset.

Additional Requirements for Music Majors

  • Perform a second solo piece in a style contrasting to the first.
  • If not primarily a pianist, demonstrate proficiency, if any, at the piano.
  • If not primarily a vocalist, sing a song of your choice.

Theatre Audition Requirements

  • Fill out Theatre Scholarship Application Form
  • ​Prepare and video record a piece which best demonstrate skills in the acting area.​ Please submit a link to this recording at least one full week prior to the selected audition date and/or include the link in your application.
  • At the interview, demonstrate fundamental theatre knowledge through a variety of diagnostic exercises.
  • Include a 32 bar musical theatre piece and a 90 second monologue 
    OR
  • Two contrasting 90 second monologues
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