Berry College Fine Arts Department - Audition and Scholarship Information


Music Scholarships

Admission into the music program 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 from the classical repertoire; memorization and one foreign language piece is recommended, but not required.
  • Piano - The performer will be expected to play two contrasting movements/pieces from the classical repertoire; memorization is recommended, but not required.

Music scholarship auditions will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 and Saturday, February 28, 2015. If you are unable to attend either of the Saturday audition days we will schedule auditions during the week in the spring on an individual basis. All prospective students interested in auditioning for a music scholarship will need to fill out the music scholarship audition application.  We will open up the audition application form for Fall 2015 applicants before November 1, 2014.  If you have any questions about the audition process, please contact Susanna Brown, Assistant Director of Admission and Fine and Performing Arts Liaison, at  sbrown@berry.edu or  (706) 238-7923.

*If you are interested in auditioning for both a music and theatre scholarship you will need to attend auditions on Saturday, February 28, 2015.  Please fill out both the music and theatre audition applications to be considered by each program for scholarship consideration. If you are unable to attend the auditions on February 28th we will schedule your auditions during the week in the spring.  

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.

Theatre Scholarships

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, current resume, and two letters of recommendation from teachers, directors, etc. who can speak to your qualifications and dedication to theatre. During your time on campus we will interview you and provide a tour of our facilities. We would love to offer you the opportunity to sit in on a theatre class and/or a ticket to a production if applicable.

Theatre scholarship auditions will be held Saturday, February 28, 2015. If you are unable to attend  the Saturday audition days we will schedule auditions during the week in the spring on an individual basis. All prospective students interested in auditioning for a theatre scholarship will need to fill out the theatre scholarship audition application. We will open up the audition application form for Fall 2015 applicants before November 1, 2014.  If you have any questions about the audition process, please contact Susanna Brown, Assistant Director of Admission and Fine and Performing Arts Liaison, at  sbrown@berry.edu or (706) 238-7923(706) 238-7923 .

*If you are interested in auditioning for both a music and theatre scholarship please fill out both the music and theatre audition applications to be considered by each program for scholarship consideration. If you are unable to attend the auditions on February 28th we will schedule your auditions during the week in the spring.

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 Mrs. Alice Bristow, Director of Theatre, at abristow@berry.edu