These are the audition requirements for the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance programme. Please make sure you are aware of the entry requirements prior to application.
|Workshop||Participate in a group workshop including warm-up exercises, and learning a musical theatre sequence including a group song, dance sequence and script work.
Candidates might not be asked to continue following the workshop where the audition panel identifies a significant mismatch between the evidenced ability and the demands of the course.
|Individual Audition||Perform two contrasting songs of their own choice, lasting no longer than 10 minutes, plus one short monologue and a dance piece lasting no longer than 2 minutes. Where appropriate, please provide a backing track on tape, mini disc or CD or provide sheet music if you require the services of the Official Accompanist. You might not need to perform all pieces on the day.
At the end of your audition there will be a short interview when the panel will ask you to talk about your past training, achievements and your musical theatre aspirations. They will want to try to get to know you better as a person and examine the breadth of your knowledge and understanding about the musical theatre profession. You should come prepared to talk about the music you listen to at home, shows you have attended, music-making and/or dance/acting opportunities you have had, etc.
About the Audition Process
The day will consist of a group workshop during which you should wear loose, comfortable clothing. The workshop will include warm-up exercises, as well as participating in group learning of a musical theatre sequence including a group song, dance sequence and script work.
There will be three examiners present for your individual audition - the Course Leader, a music theatre voice specialist, and a member of the Musical Theatre team. You may also be asked to work on a particular passage of your audition piece. Please note that the audition panel will not stop you while you are performing, but in the case of a piece with several sections they may specify that you only perform part of the work.
Dance styles, contrasting songs and monologues
Please note all dance styles are acceptable with the exception of Tap dance.
Your choice of musical theatre performance is entirely up to you. There is no date stipulation as to your choice of performance piece, however the songs should be contrasting in style. For example; an uptempo and a ballad that will allow you to show different Musical Theatre vocal styles.
It is recommended that the monologue should be from a scripted piece, again no date stipulated.
If you have any problems or queries do not hesitate to contact one of our staff.
Details of the locations of your various sessions will be indicated on your audition timetable and a warm-up session will be scheduled for you before the audition commences. Stewards will take you to the relevant rooms during the day.
Please note that late auditions make take a slightly different format to that detailed above, but you will be emailed with the details.
All applicants should note that the Conservatoire will not consider applications for deferred entry.