Skip to Content

Callback Information

Invited Callback Locations and Dates

  • On-campus callbacks - January 13-14, 2018 (Applicants should be available to attend a master class on the 13th even if their audition day is the 14th.)
  • New York Unified Audition Dates - January 20-21, 2018
  • Chicago Unified Audition Dates - February 4-7, 2018
  • On-campus callback - February 17-18, 2018 (Applicants should be available to attend a master class on the 17th even if their audition day is the 18th.)

On-Campus Callback Weekends

  • Program Overview with faculty and students
  • Student-led campus and department tour (bring comfortable shoes and an umbrella)
  • Question/Answer session with faculty and students
  • Singing/Acting audition (An accompanist will be provided for all on-campus callbacks)
  • Dance call

There will be a Master Class Saturday evening of each on-campus callback weekend. All prospective students and parents are required to attend.

See a show while you're here!

Our production of the play The Rivals will be in performances February 13 - 18, 2018 in the Performing Arts Center. Visit txstatepresents.com to purchase your tickets. Please note: you are not available Saturday night to see the performance due to the Master Class.

 

Travel Information

Do you need to find lodging, places to eat, things to do and direction from San Antonio or Austin airports while visiting for on-campus callbacks?

View our Travel Packet

Master Class Details

The master class will be taught by Kaitlin Hopkins (Head of Musical Theatre), Jim Price (Head of Dramatic Writing), Michael Maresca (Musical Theatre Faculty) and Greg Bolin (Musical Director) for visiting students and families to have an opportunity to see what it would be like to study here. Students are invited to do work sessions on either a 1-minute monologue or a 32 bar song of their choice (does not have to be a musical theatre song). Please do not use material you are using for auditions. This is a process-based work, so select something you would like to work on.

On-Campus Callback Schedule Sample*

  • Check-in @ 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. in lobby
  • Tour @ 8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
  • Program Overview @ 9:30 – 10:30 p.m. in room 209
  • Dance Call @ 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in room 106
  • Auditions @ 12:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. in room 113
  • Master Class @ 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Mainstage

Auditions are 15-minute increments
Master Class is from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Saturday only)

*This is a sample schedule and is subject to change.

callback 2

Chicago Unified Callback Information

Dance call will take place at The Joffrey Ballet (10 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601) on Sunday evening. Please plan to be available from 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

  • In Chicago, only bring soft dance shoes, ballet or jazz, not character shoes with heels or rubber soled jazz sneakers.

This will include the Program Overview with the faculty in addition to the dance call.

For the singing/acting portion of your callback (which will be scheduled Monday-Wednesday) please bring prerecorded tracks and a device to play them on, as an accompanist will not be provided.

Performance Requirements for Callbacks

Bring 4 headshot/resumes to on-campus callbacks (must be stapled)
*In addition to your songs and monologues, you may be engaged in a short interview or a work session on your material.

Vocal Requirement

Prepare two contrasting songs -- one traditional musical theatre song and one contemporary. Each song must be no longer than 32 bars. Faculty panel will decide if you will present your second song. In addition, we may ask for a pop rock song (please have something prepared). Please also bring your book in case we want to hear additional material.

Acting Requirement

  • Prepare 2 one-minute contrasting monologues. Faculty panel will decide if you will present your second monologue. 
  • Your selection should be appropriate for your age.
  • The selection should not require dialect, costume or props.

Dance Requirement

The dance audition will consist of a dance class ending with a short combination from a Broadway musical demonstrating Ballet and Jazz Technique. Start to warm-up as you enter the room.

  • Candidates should dress in basic dancewear.
  • Women should wear a character shoe or jazz shoe, solid colored leotard with dance tights. (If you tap, bring shoes)
  • Men should wear jazz or ballet shoes, a form-fitting solid colored t-shirt or tank, jazz pants or tights. (If you tap, bring shoes)
  • No shorts or bulky, oversized sweat-pants/sweatshirts are permitted. Sneakers are not allowed
  • In Chicago, only bring soft dance shoes, ballet or jazz, not character shoes with heels or rubber soled jazz sneakers.