Hello! I’m pleased to hear of your interest in our Musical Theater program. To answer your questions most accurately, I am supplying language derived from our webpage on the College of Performing Arts Audition Requirements for the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts (scroll down to “Musical Theater” and then “Video Auditions”):
Applicants who live more than 500 miles from Philadelphia and are unable to audition in person may submit a video audition to the Office of Admissions. Recorded auditions should be uploaded via the Acceptd online submission platform.
In addition to the two monologues and two songs, you must present a prepared dance solo that demonstrates your level of proficiency in dance and movement. This solo, which may be choreographed by you or someone else, must not exceed two minutes in length.
In lieu of an interview, speak directly into the camera following your monologues and/or songs, telling us a little about yourself: your past and current theater activities and training, and your aspirations for the future, including career goals in theater. Clearly state your name at both the beginning and end of your audition.
The University reserves the right to reaudition any applicant admitted on the basis of a taped audition. In such cases, we also reserve the right to reconsider and to withdraw, if necessary, the original offer of admission, or scholarship.
The Acceptd page elaborates:
Musical theater selections should be presented in 32-bar cuts (or excerpts of approximately one minute in length). Choose audition material that is appropriate to your age and type.
Please note you will also upload a PDF of your résumé and headshot or photo of yourself along with your video audition and interview.