Fine and Performing Arts Scholarships and Auditions

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The Arts at SPU—music, theatre, and visual arts—welcomes you to participate with us! You may qualify for an additional Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship to participate with us in our programs of up to $1,500 each year on top of any other awards you receive. You don't have to demonstrate financial need or be an arts major to qualify. Just follow the steps below. Want to learn more? Visit our frequently asked questions page.

*COVID-19 policy: Incoming students for Autumn Quarter 2020 will not lose their fine & performing arts scholarships if they are unable to fulfill the scholarship requirements by being on campus.

Auditioning Electronically

We are hosting virtual Q&A sessions in Art, Theatre, and Music. All auditions for 2021 are via electronic submissions.

All Q&A sessions are on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the following times: 

  • Theatre: 10–11:30 a.m.
  • Visual Art: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. 
  • Music: 1–2:30 p.m.

Visual Art Portfolio Review

Visual communications, illustration, and studio arts. All Visual Art portfolios must be submitted electronically by February 22, 2021 for scholarship evaluation. Students will complete the electronic audition form and include a link to an online portfolio that is publicly accessible, containing a portfolio of 8 to 10 pieces. Faculty members are interested in works that span some time and show artistic development. If possible, please highlight work done in more than one medium. Portfolio submissions featuring long form films are not eligible to be considered for these scholarships. If you have questions about this requirement please contact the Chair of the Art Department.

Music Electronic Auditions

Electronic submissions must be received by February 22, 2021. To audition, submit our electronic audition form

Provide a link to an online performance that is publicly accessible (a site that does not require a password or permissions). Performances must be from the last 12 months. Your performance may use a video sharing service such as YouTube or Vimeo ("unlisted" or "private" settings are acceptable as long as the link in the portfolio site works for anyone who has the link).

Please tape in a well-lit location, and ensure that your whole body is in the frame. Please do not edit recordings or include effects (such as reverb). For details on audition requirements, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Theatre Electronic Auditions

Electronic submissions must be received by February 22, 2021. To audition, submit our electronic audition form

Theatre Performance. Provide a link to your audition performance pieces that is publicly accessible (a site that does not require a password or permissions). Your performance may use a video sharing service such as YouTube or Vimeo ("unlisted" or "private" settings are acceptable as long as it works for anyone who has the link).

Theatre Production and Design. Provide a link to an online portfolio that is publicly accessible (a site that does not require a password or permissions). You can create a simple portfolio using free services like WIX and Weebly. Designers should include 3-5 pieces that best represent any design or technical work you have completed (photos and support drawings or documents). Stage Managers should include at least one prompt book and/or any documents that illustrate your organization and work in rehearsals and production.

Please tape in a well-lit location, and ensure that your whole body is in the frame. Please do not edit recordings or include effects (such as reverb). For details on audition requirements, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.