Academic Departments

Visual and Performing Arts

Cowley Performing Arts Audition Day

Wednesday, March 17, 2021


Sign up will be available throughout the day for Band, Choir, and Theatre scholarship auditions through a Sign Up Genius link. Students may sign up for as many areas for auditions as they like.

Sign up for your audition slot here!

Scholarship Requirements:

  • You don’t have to be a major!
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Maintain 12 credit hours
  • Scholarships cover up to 18 credit hours of tuition and use of your books for the year

Specific Requirements and Audition process per area:

Instrumental Music Scholarships: (click here for more details)

Audition Process:

  • Perform a 16-32 bar selection of your choice.

Piano Scholarships:

Audition Process:

  • Perform a piano piece of your choice.
  • Please contact Stephen Butler at to set up an audition time.

Theatre Scholarships: (click here for more details)

Audition/Interview Process:

  • Performance: Perform a monologue/song from memory, no longer than 3 minutes long
  • Technical/Design: Present a portfolio of your design/technical work
  • Interview to discuss your interest areas and learn about your work

Vocal Music Scholarships: (click here for more details)

Audition Process:

  • Sing a memorized song (art song/folk song/musical theatre piece) 1-3 minutes long
  • Short sight-reading exercise
  • Range check

Sit in on a class!

Students are encouraged to sit in on a class to see what it would be like to be a Cowley music student! Choose to sit in on any of the areas you are interested in.

10:00 AM-10:50 AM – Acting - Brown Center room 203
11:00 AM-11:50 AM – Jazz Band - Galle Johnson Band Room
12:00 PM-1:00 PM – Stagecraft: Introduction to Theatrical Design - Brown Center Theatre stage
1:00 PM-1:50 PM – Choir - Brown Center Choir Room BC 209
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Pep Band - Galle Johnson Band Room