Musical Theatre Audition Requirements

Live audition submission

For the 2023-24 audition season, on-campus auditions for the B.A.-Musical Theatre degree will be held Saturday, December 7, 2024 and Saturday, February 15, 2025. On-campus auditions are an opportunity to interact with our University of Nevada, Reno music theatre team. “Audition Day” will include group Q&A session for parents, students and faculty. Availability is on a “first come-first serve” basis. Current University of Nevada, Reno students wanting to transfer into the Musical Theatre program should audition in December so they can start the curriculum by spring semester.

To register for an on-campus audition, email CJ Greer.

On-campus audition requirements

Auditions will take place in the Lombardi Rec Center Building. Please plan to bring a headshot and resume to your audition. For your two vocal selections, an accompanist will be provided. Bring your sheet music in a 3-ring binder with appropriate ‘Start/Stop’ markings.


Students should prepare two contrasting pieces:

  • One song should be a ballad and one song should be an uptempo
  • Cuts should not exceed a total of 90 seconds (two 16-32 bar cuts totaling 90 seconds)
  • One song should be written prior to 1970
  • One song should be written after 1970 and contrast the style of the first


  • One 60-second contemporary monologue (typically written after 1950) from a published play or written by a professional writer. A professional writer is someone whose plays have been produced, but may not have been professionally published. Monologue may be from musicals, television shows or movies.


  • Students will be taught a dance combination. Please bring appropriate attire for dance, including jazz shoes and character heels.

Video audition submission

If you are unable to attend the “live auditions,” you can audition by video submission via Acceptd. The deadline for video submission auditions is March 1The University of Nevada, Reno follows the Acceptd Musical Theatre Common Pre-Screen regulations for their video audition submissions. Please note: this is not a pre-screen; this is a complete audition.

  • Songs – Option A
  • Monologue – Option A
  • Dance – Option B
  • No Ballet video is required
  • Optional Wild Card video

If you miss the audition deadline but are interested in the program, please email CJ Greer.

If you need a fee waiver to submit your materials, please email Acceptd to have your prescreen submission fee waived.