Admission and Auditions

Prospective majors are asked both to apply to the Office of Admissions and to contact the Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance to arrange for an audition/interview:

  • Dr. Paul Mroczka, Chair
    Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance–MSC 37
    Plymouth State University
    17 High Street
    Plymouth, NH 03264-1595
    (603) 535-2334

Those planning to enroll in any degree program (major, interdisciplinary major or minor) in music, theatre or dance are required to arrange for an audition/interview.

Prospective students should contact the Department for an audition/interview by March 15, 2016 in order to be guaranteed an opportunity for Fall 2016 Departmental admission.

Audition requests made after that date will be given consideration on a “space available” basis.    If you would like to schedule an audition, click here.

Audition Dates

Audition/interview dates for Fall 2015 admission to the Department are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, November 5, 2015: auditioners in Music
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015: auditioners in Music or Theatre (all areas)
  • Monday, November 23, 2015: auditioners in Music
  • Monday, February 15, 2016: auditioners in Music or Theatre (all areas)
  • Saturday, February 27, 2016: auditioners in Music only
  • Friday, March 4, 2016: auditioners in Theatre (including Music Theatre Performance) only
  • Saturday, April 2, 2016: auditioners in Music or Theatre (all areas)

Auditioners in Dance should see the Dance Programs-Audition Requirements section for information on scheduling an audition.

Note: Live auditions for admission to any music degree with voice as primary performance medium, or to the B.A. in Theatre Arts/Music Theatre Performance option, will be heard only on the dates stated above. Auditions/interviews for all other candidates can be arranged at other times throughout the academic year.

Talent Grants

All incoming first-year students in Music, Theatre and Dance will be considered for a limited number of Talent Grants to qualified first-year students in the performing arts. These awards, ranging in amounts up to $4500, are divided in two and credited toward fall and spring semesters, and are renewable annually. Please note that the earlier you audition for the department, the more competitive you will be for one of these grants.

Division Information

For information about requirements to audition for specific programs and options, see the audition section for the relevant division:

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Department of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Chair: Paul Mroczka

Silver Center
Room 329
Phone: 603-535-2334
(Janice Johnson, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2645

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #37
Plymouth, NH 03264