Performing Arts Scholarship Day

High school seniors interested in attending Cedar Crest College can audition for scholarships in Theatre, Dance, Technical Theatre and Speech!

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Performing Arts Scholarship Day

February 22, 2014
1:15 - 10 p.m.

Join us for Performing Arts Scholarship Day and a performance of

  • Learn about the Performing Arts program at Cedar Crest College
  • Learn more about our new concentration in Arts Administration
  • Audition for Performing Arts scholarships*
  • Take a class / workshop
  • Enjoy dinner on campus
  • Free tickets to Little Shop of Horrors!
  • Stay overnight with current students

*Only accepted incoming first-year students are eligible for scholarships. Transfer students and high school Juniors are welcome to attend but can not audition.


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1:15 - 2:00 PM Registration
2:00 - 2:30 PM Welcome session with Performing Arts Faculty
3:00 - 4:30 PM Auditions (Times will be given out when you arrive)
3:00 PM Q & A for Parents with Performing Arts Faculty
4:30 - 5:30 PM Masterclass with Cedar Crest professor
5:30 PM Meet with Overnight Hostess
6:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Performance of Little Shop of Horrors


Scholarship Opportunities

Qualified first-year students who plan to participate in the performing arts at Cedar Crest College may audition for renewable $1,500 scholarships in dance, performance and technical theatre. You do not need to major in the performing arts to be considered for one of these scholarships. Students can also audition for and receive more than one scholarship! Below is what is expected when you arrive for your audition.


Theatre Performance Scholarship

To audition for the theatre scholarship, you must perform a 3- to 5-minute memorized monologue. Your audition may also include a vocal selection. Singers must provide their own musical accompanist or CD.




Dance Scholarship

The dance audition consists of center floor work in addition to a movement phrase in modern or contemporary dance style. You should come prepared with solo choreography, which should be no longer than 3 minutes and may be choreographed by you or someone else. You will also be interviewed by one of our faculty members. Music should be on a CD and should contain only the solo music. For more information on the dance scholarship requirements click here.



Technical Theatre Scholarship

Technical production or design students must provide two letters of recommendation from their high school theatre advisors, teachers and/or community theatre director. Students must also provide a resume of their work and pictures or a portfolio.



Forensic Speech Scholarship

Forensic Speech students should prepare an 8-10 minute oral interpretation presentation (prose, poetry, or dramatic interpretation), or an 8-10 minute public address presentation (informative or persuasive). Manuscripts in binders are preferable for oral interpretation presentations. Memorization is preferable for public address presentations.

Those who audition will also complete a short interview with the Director of Forensic Speech, and may want to be prepared to discuss their past, present and intended future involvement within forensic speech. In addition, please provide one letter of recommendation from a forensic speech coach, advisor, or teacher.

Please contact Tim Brown, Director of Forensic Speech, at tbrown@cedarcrest.edu if there are any questions about the Forensic Speech Team at Cedar Crest College, or if you desire further information.

Forensic Speech



Contact Erin Cassano, Program Coordinator for the Department of Performing Arts by email at ecassano@cedarcrest.edu or by phone at (610) 606-4666 ext. 3666.

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