2020-21 Univ. of Oklahoma – BFA Musical Theatre Audition Requirements
ALL initial auditions will be in the form of a prescreen video submission through www.getacceptd.com.
OU Musical Theatre is a participant in the Musical Theater Common Pre Screen for the 2020-2021 cycle.
Musical Theatre Common Pre-Screen 2020-2021 Requirements
Each piece should be filmed/uploaded as a separate piece of media. No continuous videos.
There should not be a separate “slate” video. Instead slates are to appear at the beginning of each piece. The proper slate for a song is to share your name, the song title, and show in which it appears.
The proper slate for a monologue is to share your name, the title of the play, and the playwright.
Students should prepare 2-contrasting pieces:
· One song should be a ballad and one song should be an uptempo
· Each song file should be 60-90 seconds (this time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds)
· Songs should be filmed in a ¾ shot which means the top of the head to the knees should be visible in the frame.
OU Musical Theatre would like to see songs from Option A in the common requirements.
One song should be written prior to 1970. This song can be either the uptempo or the ballad (student’s choice).
· One song should be written after 1970 and contrast the style of the first.
· Monologues must be from a published play.
· Monologues cannot be from musicals, television shows, or movies.
· Each monologue file should be 60-90 seconds in length (this time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds)
OU Musical Theatre would like to see monologues from Option B in the common requirements.
· 2, 60-90 second contrasting monologues
· 1 Contemporary (written after 1900); Contemporary monologue should be filmed in a “close-up” shot which means the top of the head to the chest should be visible in the frame.
· 1 Classical (written pre-1900); Classical monologue should be filmed in a “full body” shot which means the top of the head to the feet on the floor should be visible in the frame. Only perform Shakespeare if you feel comfortable doing so.
All dance media should be filmed in a “full body” shot taking care to keep the student’s entire body in the frame at all times.
· Applicants do not need to slate in any dance media. (You may add a graphic title to credit choreographer).
· Regardless of which style of dance you execute, the choreography and the movement should be story-driven and connected to the music where the applicant is dancing with a sense of purpose.
· HELPFUL HINT: Applicants are encouraged to keep a full-length mirror behind the filming device so as to see themselves as they execute choreography.
· Video submission should be 30-60 seconds of dance, in whatever dance discipline you are most comfortable with: jazz, ballet, modern, African, hip hop, lyrical, or contemporary.
· No barre work. A ballet solo is acceptable.
· No tap. For applicants that tap, consider showcasing that skill as part of your wild card submission.
· Please use steps, movement, and physical vocabulary that you are familiar with and can execute well.
· Dance media can be self-choreographed, but must be a solo video of you. This can include a show, competition, or other performance so long as you are clearly featured on your own.
· All choreography must be performed to music; no “a cappella” dance media please.
-This is optional and not required.
· Submissions should be no more than 60 seconds.
· This Wild Card Media can be anything you want: a special skill, an additional form of dance, an instrument that you play, etc.
-It should serve you well and add to your submission. Use this opportunity to demonstrate another talent or passion in your life that makes you a more interesting person and artist.
In other words, “What do you want us to know about you?” and “What makes you unique?”.