An audition is required of students who intend to study opera or music theatre at Carthage. This audition is required for admittance into the program, as well as for consideration for scholarships.
Students who intend to focus on opera must audition for the music faculty for acceptance into the Bachelor of Arts in Music: Emphasis in Vocal Performance. Students are asked to prepare two contrasting pieces (memorized) as well as demonstrate sight reading and aural skills. A music literacy exam is also part of the audition process.
Students who intend to focus on music theatre must audition for both the Music and Theatre departments for acceptance into the Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre. For the music audition, students are asked to prepare two full-length, memorized pieces of contrasting nature (either style/genre or tempo). Additionally, students will be asked to demonstrate sight reading and aural skills. A music literacy exam is also part of the audition process. For the theatre audition, students are asked to prepare two short monologues, each no longer than two minutes. An interview with the theatre faculty is also part of the process. Additionally, a dance placement audition is required of all Music Theatre candidates.
Students accepted into the Music Theatre and Opera Program are eligible to compete for music merit scholarships. These talent-based scholarships range from $2,000 to $10,000 and are renewable annually. Music scholarships complement most other merit-based scholarships up to full tuition value (total scholarship awards do not exceed full tuition value).
For further information about scholarships and auditions, please contact Corinne Ness at email@example.com or call (262) 551-5733.