Virtual Audition Dates

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A supplementary application is required for admission to the Musical Theatre major in the School of Theatre and Dance.  Students must apply to both JMU and the School of Theatre and Dance separately and should register for a virtual audition day. Please see our Musical Theatre Audition Requirements for how to best prepare your Musical Theatre Major application and audition materials. Students who have auditioned for JMU at the Virginia Theatre Association, are still required to apply and audition in the same way as any other applicant.  

Prospective Students may apply for BOTH the Musical Theatre and Theatre majors. Students who wish to be considered for both majors must register for each audition separately. You are encouraged to audition and interview for both on the same day, and early registration is suggested in order to make sure that slots are available for both majors on your desired audition date. You should prepare the audition requirements for both the Musical Theatre Major and the Theatre Major if auditioning for both programs.
What to Expect

Your application for the Musical Theatre major at JMU is an opportunity for you to share who you are as a person, as well as your current skills as a performing artist.  While you are evaluated in the three components of musical theatre performance… singing, acting, dancing… we are equally interested in getting the opportunity to know what makes you unique as a person and artist. On the virtual audition days, you and your families will have an opportunity to meet all of the Musical Theatre faculty and some of our current students, hear about what our program offers, and ask us any questions. It is imperative that you review the Musical Theatre Audition Requirements for details on how to best prepare your Musical Theatre Major application and audition materials.


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How to Apply

1. Submit your Undergraduate Admissions Application via the JMU Admissions Office.

2. Register for a virtual audition. If you are applying for both the Theatre and Musical Theatre majors you must register for each virtual audition separately.

3. Submit your School of Theatre and Dance Application on SlideRoom at least 10 days prior to your audition/interview. If you are auditioning for both Theatre and Musical Theatre majors you will submit one SlideRoom application.

4. Contact Musical Theatre Area Coordinator, Jacob Brent with any questions.


The following is a general guide to scholarship programs specific to JMU Theatre and Dance.  Prospective students who audition for the JMU Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Dance concentrations are offered scholarships in the Spring.  Continuing students make application early in the spring semester for the following academic year.

For information on more general financial aid and scholarship information, try the following two resources:

For Incoming First-Year Applicants

 Criteria for determining scholarship recipients include the following:

  1. Talent and Ability, based on virtual audition, portfolio review, submitted materials and interview
  2. Academic promise, based on high-school transcript, GPA (minimum equivalent of 3.0 in a 4-point scale), and standardized test scores
  3. Application Essay (A program-admission essay also serves scholarship application purposes.)
  4. Letter of recommendation (A program-admission recommendation also serves scholarship application purposes.)


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