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Prescreen MT Schools 2017-2018

artskidsartskids Registered User Posts: 784 Member

I thought it would be useful to start a list of prescreen schools for the 2017-18 audition season.

Carefully copy and paste the LAST LIST AND THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

Add additional schools (in alphabetical order) so that is appears in red. To use red post it as it appears below BUT REMOVE THE SPACE INSIDE THE FIRST BRACKET BEFORE YOU POST.
[ color=red]Name of School [/color]

Carnegie Mellon
Penn State
University of Michigan
Wright State (Optional)


Replies to: Prescreen MT Schools 2017-2018

  • Notmath1Notmath1 Registered User Posts: 323 Member
    This is from the College Audition Coach parents

    Carnegie Mellon
    Coastal Carolina ( for Chicago Unifieds)
    East Carolina
    Florida State University
    Illinois Wesleyan - Unless recruited from an off-campus audition
    Indiana University-Bloomington
    Ithaca College
    Marymount Manhattan (only required for regional auditions)
    Nebraska Wesleyan University
    New School
    Ohio Northern
    Otterbein University
    Pace University
    Penn State (MT only)
    Shenandoah Conservatory
    Texas Christian University (not required but recommended)
    Texas State
    University of the Arts (not required but recommended)
    University of Central Florida (have one on campus audition that doesn't require a pre-screen)
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    U of Miami
    University of Michigan (MT only)
    University of Oklahoma
    University of Texas
    Viterbo - Part of application, but not used to screen out applicants

  • artskidsartskids Registered User Posts: 784 Member
    edited July 13
    awesome! Thank you. My S's audition year (2014), he was only required to do 2 or 3 prescreens for MT. Looks like D will be doing at least twice that. Ugh.
  • marysikemarysike Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    it does not say anywhere on the Ohio Northern website that you need to submit a prescreen
  • sopranomtmomsopranomtmom Registered User Posts: 328 Member
    edited July 15
    Just an FYI and I'm not necessarily telling anyone to not do a prescreen, but I was stunned to find how many prescreen schools end up taking walk-ins at Unifieds. This past year I noted the following schools from the above list were offering walk in auditions (these are just the ones I specifically remember, there could have been others).

    At LA Unifieds:
    Penn State
    New School

    At Chicago:

    Ohio Northern
    Illinois Wesleyan
    Texas Christian

    So just because you don't submit a prescreen doesn't mean you might not have a shot at an audition. Of course if it's a top school for you I would submit the prescreen. Just something to keep in mind. I know I was stunned to see how many prescreen programs were taking walk- ins.
  • 2wuhanmom2wuhanmom Registered User Posts: 185 Junior Member
    Where on the UArts web site does it say that a prescreen is recommended?
  • theatremom10theatremom10 Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    UArts does not require a prescreen
  • 2wuhanmom2wuhanmom Registered User Posts: 185 Junior Member
  • artskidsartskids Registered User Posts: 784 Member
    Also, Wright State recommends a prescreen but I cannot tell if that is for MT or for music.
  • sopranomtmomsopranomtmom Registered User Posts: 328 Member
    @artskids Wright State does recommend, though doesn't require, a prescreen for Musical Theatre which I would definitely recommend doing since they don't attend Unifieds. It was good to know before we invested the time and expense to travel there for an in person audition that they were already interested in my D based on her passing the prescreen.
  • savedrama4mommasavedrama4momma Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    So far i see that Temple wants a dance prescreen as well as voice/ monologue. Anyone know if other schools want dance videos uploaded? And do any experienced moms have advice about a dance video? That is one thing my daughter and I need to figure out. She has a good basic dance knowledge & can pick up basic choreography pretty well- but isn't an advanced dancer by any means. Just trying to get some advice from a seasoned MT parent. THANKS!
  • EmsDadEmsDad Registered User Posts: 1,352 Senior Member
    edited July 16
    @savedrama4momma - A dance video is a fairly common prescreen requirement. My d had to submit her video to several programs. My d read all the requirements for the dance videos for her schools, got together with a friend who was an accomplished dancer, and put together a routine that showcased all the required elements (positions, combinations, etc.). She had to do it for at one live audition as well as the prescreen video, and got complimented on the choreography - they said, "cute routine!" (her choreographer friend was admitted to the Commercial Dance Program at Pace).

    Depending on the requirements for your schools, your student may have to put together more than one video and may have to vary the routine somewhat to meet various requirements (but hopefully one routine will suffice). My d was lucky and one video met all the requirements of her various prescreen submissions.
  • savedrama4mommasavedrama4momma Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    OK! Awesome- Thanks @EmsDad I was thinking of the same idea- having one of her good friends who is a great dancer help us put with this choreography! Hopefully she will have time to help us! Where did you film it if you don't mind me asking.... did you use a dance studio space or how did you handle that? And can it be just filmed with my iPhone or should it be more polished for a prescreen? We already have a church friend lined up to video her songs/ monologue as he does A/V stuff professionally... but the room where we were going to meet for the songs isn't an appropriate dance space. Thanks again!
  • speezagmomspeezagmom Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    Does anyone know if the schools allow you to prescreen before applying? I was looking to see which schools have their applications open and started adding up the application fees, which are hefty when you're talking about applying to 15ish schools.
  • Ducky312Ducky312 Registered User Posts: 235 Junior Member
    @speezagmom I believe the prescreen is part of the application process. Also there generally is a fee to audition too. If you are not going to unifieds getting hotel rewards cards is a must!
  • theatremom10theatremom10 Registered User Posts: 109 Junior Member
    Each school is different. Syracuse and Otterbein are two that come to mind that allow you to prescreen first and if you pass then you can apply for admission
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