Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions – New Criteria for 2021!

The Musical Theatre Scholarship Audition program is open to those students who received a nomination from their work in a produced show as well as any student who wishes to submit an Independent Entry to the program.

Additionally, this year we will have two paths for students participating in the MTSA Program:

1. Singing Only

2. Singing & Dancing

For either path (either nominated from a Production or Independent entry), students must submit a Preliminary Entry Form by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2020

SUBMIT PRELIMINARY ENTRY FORM HERE

Choosing Your Material

  • Material for the singing portion must include the following:
    1. One “full” song*, and
    2. One 16-32 bar audition cut.
  • The entire package may not exceed 3.5 minutes, from the first note played or sung. The pieces should be from a published piece written for the musical theatre stage, and contrasting in style. Your submission must include (it is your choice which is the full song and which is the cut):
    1. One piece written on or before 1965 
    2. One piece written after 1965
  • Selections must be from selections written for the musical theatre stage; however, we encourage the creative re-imagining of classic repertoire. Questions regarding appropriateness of selections may be directed to the MT Chair or Vice-Chair.*Your “full” song may be cut to fit the allotted time
  • Guidelines for the optional dancing submission can be found HERE

Submitting Your Material

  • All materials must be pre-recorded and submitted no later than January 5.
    • This includes the entire 3.5 minute package (with both the full song and the 16-32 bar cut) for the singing portion as well as all dance audition submissions.
    • Submit materials via this link: (Link to be active on or before January 1st
    • All submissions are due no later than MONDAY, JANUARY 5th, 2021.
  • Each MTSA video submission must be labeled as follows:
    • Your_Name_MTSA_Nominee ##   (your number will be given to you by Jan 1)
  • Each MTSA Singing video submission must be slated as follows:
    • “Hello! My name is ________ and I am nominee number ____. Today I will be performing “Song Title” from “Musical Title”, followed by “Song Title” from “Musical Title.” Do not mention the name of your school!
    • The performances/recordings must be presented in one continuous take with NO internal or post-production editing.
    • On or about January 12, 2021: The 36 MTSA nominees who will participate in the Singing Preliminary Round and Masterclasses will be announced. There will be no need to resubmit material at this time.
  • Each MTSA Dance video submission must be slated as follows:
    • Please make sure that your slate and choreographed piece(s) are in one video file, stating the following: ““Hello! My name is ________ and I am nominee number ____. I am _____ feet ____ inches tall,” followed by your preferred dance styles.  Please do not include the name of your school!
    • The performances/recordings must be presented in one continuous take with NO internal or post-production editing.
    • On or about January __ 2021 (date tbd) the dance nominees participating in the final showcase will be announced.
  • After the nominees participate in the Masterclasses during the first two days of festival, 12 singing Finalists and approximately 5 dance Finalists (number may change based on capacity) will be announced.
    • These Finalists will then have 24-36 hours to resubmit all material, which will be streamed at the MTSA Showcase.

Video recording guidelines (with examples) will be posted on the KCACTF Region 1 website before Thanksgiving. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in elimination from the program.

SUBMIT PRELIMINARY ENTRY FORM HERE