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College Auditions

When offered, this event takes place at State Festival, requires pre-registration, has limited slots, and is open to current inducted HS Thespian Juniors (11th graders) only to be seen by colleges and universities. More details are found in the SOP below.

SEE BELOW FOR REGISTRATION LINK. No fee for this event.

To register:

  1. Only Inducted HS Thespians who are currently enrolled juniors, attending State Festival, and will graduate high school in Spring 2024 may audition for college and university programs at Oregon Thespians College Auditions.

  2. You will fill out and submit the application form online by the deadline. Follow rules for the application form. You will upload your ONE PAGE resume, a photo or headshot, design portfolio (design/tech students), and optionally, you can upload a video (performance and design/tech).

  3. For more specific information on preparing for the Design/Tech Auditions, click on the Guide to Technical Theatre Auditions.

  4. For college and university auditions, a minimum 2.75 grade point average is required. After your audition, you will work directly with each college/university on your "short list" about their GPA requirement.


To participate in auditions, you will need:

  • All audition materials (application, headshot, resume, portfolio, and video if you have one).

  • Technical Auditioners will upload their design/technical portfolio as described in the Guide to Technical Theatre Auditions.


TIMELINE:

  • MARCH 2: Applications open for students

  • MARCH 30: Registration DEADLINE for students & colleges/universities wanting to participate

  • 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO STATE: Participating colleges begin viewing applicant submissions via a spreadsheet downloaded from student applications

  • STATE: Unified College Auditions in person; callbacks posted same day

  • After State, students will work directly with colleges of their choosing and the Oregon Thespians portion of this event will be considered "closed."

Scroll down on this website's home page for current event dates.

 

Location: Salem Convention Center, Salem, OR

Actual Event Schedule TBD.


Sample for in person only: 

6:45-7:00 P.M.     Auditioner Check-in

7:00-7:30 P.M.     Auditor Introductions & Student Orientation
7:30-9:30 P.M.     Performance Audition slots (2 min. per) /

                            Design/Tech Student Portfolio Review by Design/Tech Reps (5 min. per)
10:00 P.M.           Call back lists posted
During STEVE       Individual Student-Rep meetings/Callback Interviews (bring portfolio)


COLLEGES WHO HAVE ATTENDED AUDITIONS IN PAST YEARS:

  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts

  • AMDA College & Conservatory of Performing Arts

  • Carroll College

  • Central Washington University

  • Colorado State University

  • Eastern Washington University

  • George Fox University

  • Linfield University

  • New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

  • New York Film Academy

  • Northern Arizona University

  • Pacific University

  • Pacific Lutheran University

  • Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

  • Seattle Pacific University

  • Southern Methodist University

  • Southern Oregon University

  • University of Evansville

  • University of Montana

  • University of Wyoming

  • Webster Theatre Conservatory

  • Willamette University

  • The Young Americans College


GETACCEPTD.COM

In order to save you an additional expense, OR Thespians does NOT use getacceptd.com as our registration site. However, it would behoove you, though, to go to getacceptd.com and start your FREE portfolio. Many college programs are using getacceptd.com as a way of pre-screening students by looking at your portfolio. They have access to your information during the audition/recruiting season and may go back to your file for updates for added resumes, video/audio clips. They will have limited time to access to your Oregon audition information. All applications must be received by the due date to give the college auditors plenty of time to see your portfolio, if you have an account in getacceptd.com.

 

COLLEGE AUDITIONS SOP

Below is the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Manual for College Auditions at State. This document can be printed and added to a hardcopy manual, if desired. Check the date of any hardcopies you have. Below is the most current version.


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