Berry College Fine Arts Department - Audition and Scholarship Information
Admission into the music department is delegated through an audition process held at various times during the academic year. Once a student is admitted into Berry College, depending on the availability of instrumental positions in the performance groups, the admitted may need to audition for eligibility into the department as a Music major. The following requirements are expected at auditions:
- Strings - The performer will be expected to play material of a high school All-State level or two contrasting solos/etudes.
- Winds - The performer will be expected to play high school All-State audition material or a solo from the repertoire.
- Percussion - The performer will be expected to play one (1) selection on two different percussion instruments of a high school All-State level.
- Vocal - The performer will be expected to perform two contrasting pieces.
- Piano - The performer will be expected to play two contrasting movements; memorization is recommended, but not required.
Please note: The audition process for students in the 2013-14 entering
class is now closed. More information, including an online application
process, will be available later for students planning to enroll in Fall
2014. If you have any questions about the audition process, please contact the music office by email at email@example.com or call Susanna Brown, Admissions Counselor and Fine Arts Liaison, at (706) 238-7923.
Auditions are required for students to be considered for eligibility of scholarships and other department-sponsored financial aid. Performance grants for non-majors are available depending on the needs of the performance groups. Academic standards must be upheld in order to maintain departmental grants and scholarships. Music scholarships may be renewed but are subject to review by academic advisors annually.
Scholarships in Theatre Arts are available for incoming students who intend to major or minor in Theatre at Berry. Scholarships are available to students with experience and demonstrated talent in acting, stage management, playwriting and design/technical activity. Actors need to prepare two contrasting monologues, approximately 60 seconds each in length (contrasting=classical/contemporary OR serious/comedic).
Students who audition on campus are also invited to sing or dance (16-measure selection) in addition to the monologues if they so desire, but there is no obligation to do so. Designers/technicians should be prepared to share a portfolio with design renderings, technical drawings (ground plans/light plots/costume plots, etc.) as well as production photos. Stage managers should be prepared to share prompt scripts and playwrights should bring several writing samples.
All students are advised to bring a head shot and current resume to the campus auditions. You will need to complete a Theatre Scholarship Audition Application and provide two letters of recommendation from teachers, directors, etc. who can speak to your qualifications and dedication to theatre. If you come to campus, we will also interview you and provide a tour of our facilities, an opportunity to sit in on a theatre class and a ticket for a production if applicable. Please note: The audition process for students in the 2013-14 entering class is now closed. More information, including an online application process, will be available later for students planning to enroll in Fall 2014.
We also recruit at the Georgia Thespian Conference, the Alabama Thespian Conference, the Georgia Theatre Conference, the Southeastern Theatre Conference and by special arrangement for those unable to participate in any of the above opportunities.
For additional information, please contact Mr. Richard Bristow by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berry College students are eligible for loans, grants, academic scholarships and work-study through the Office of Financial Aid. For information about FAFSA, HOPE Scholarship and Berry’s Work Experience Program, please visit them online, or call them at (706) 236-1714.