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Performance Scholarships

Full-time students from all majors, not just Performing Arts, are invited to audition for Performance Scholarships in dance, music, and theater. Most auditions are held during Accepted Students Days in April. Review audition sections for each performance area for details. If you are unable to attend scheduled audition dates, please contact ensemble directors to see if additional audition times are available. Individual accommodations are at the discretion of the directors.

The final date for scholarship auditions for the 2016-2017 academic year is April 17, 2016.

General Information

  • Freshmen and seniors need to be enrolled in the associated ensemble for the fall, winter, and spring terms. Sophomores and juniors must enroll for all terms specified in their ensemble scholarship contract.
  • Scholarships are not automatically renewed. Students must re-apply, and in many cases, re-audition each year.
  • Students must be enrolled full time at Drexel (at least 12 credits per term).
  • Directors choose scholarship recipients based on ability, ensemble needs, and overall commitment to the ensemble.
  • Students must be able to attend all rehearsals and participate in all concerts and shows.
  • Students may receive a scholarship for more than one ensemble.
  • Scholarship amounts vary from ensemble to ensemble.

Dance Auditions

April 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2016
2:00–3:30 p.m.
Ellen Forman Memorial Dance Studio

Interested applicants will participate in a dance class for their audition which will include both ballet and modern dance techniques. Applicants should come prepared to dance in both a soft ballet shoe and barefoot. You do not need to prepare choreography for the audition.

Schedule Your Audition

You must contact Miriam Giguere, Department Head, at 215.895.4914 or to reserve a space for the audition, submit a video audition, or for additional information.

Music Auditions

April 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2016
Times, locations, and audition requirements vary based on the directors' availabilities.

Schedule Your Audition

Interested applicants must contact ensemble directors for details and to schedule auditions:

  • Concert & Pep Bands: Wesley Broadnax,  April 9, 10, 16, 17 | 1 pm to 5 pm, 215.895.6214
  • Guitar Ensemble (by appointment only): Greg Wright,
  • Jazz Orchestra: George Starks, April 9 & 16, 12 pm to 2 pm | April 10 & 17 - 1 pm to 3 pm, 215.895.1732
  • Percussion Ensemble (by appointment only): Mark Beecher,
  • Rock Ensemble: Lynn Riley,
  • University Chorus: Dan Spratlan, April 9, 1 pm to 3 pm | April 10, 2 pm to 4 pm |April 16, 1 pm to 4 pm, 215.895.4912
  • University Orchestra (string players only): Rosalind Erwin, April 9, 2 pm to 4:30 pm | April 10 & 17, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm | April 16, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    Brass, wind, and percussion must be in Concert Band

For Additional Information about Music Ensembles

Theatre Auditions

April 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2016
3:00–5:00 p.m.

Theater faculty award a limited number of performance, administrative, and technical scholarships to highly motivated and dedicated students to work in the theater program. Scholarships are awarded to students on their ability and level of commitment to the theater program’s productions and are based on an evaluation of students' work and an interview with theater faculty. The theater program at Drexel is run as a professional theater company; scholarship students are the members of the ensemble and play a leadership role for each of the three main stages or intimate studio productions.

Performance Scholarship students must be enrolled in THTR 131-001 and Performance Ensemble and Production Scholarship students must be enrolled in THTR 132 or THTR 130 during the terms they are in classes for 1 credit. The only exceptions to this condition are during the term(s) you are on co-op, or if you are at the 20 credit maximum. If either of these conditions applies to you, you must be enrolled for 0 credits.

Schedule Your Audition

Performance Scholarships

To schedule an audition or for more information about theater scholarship opportunities and the theater program at Drexel University, please contact Nick Anselmo, Theater Program Director, at or 215. 895.1920.

Technical Scholarships

To schedule an interview or for more information about technical scholarship opportunities please contact Paul Jerue at or 215.571.4243.