Private auditions are 20 minutes each and guarantee an opportunity to present work (two contrasting monologues: one classical and one contemporary) and interview with our faculty. To arrange a private audition, send a resume, headshot, cover letter indicating city preference, and the $50 audition fee to the FSU/Asolo Conservatory, 5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243-2141. Applicants will be emailed or mailed to schedule audition time and location. Please note that private auditions may be scheduled either in Sarasota or in cities where U/RTA auditions are being held.
U/RTA auditions allow students to audition for more than 40 different universities and resident theatre companies at one time for one fee. These auditions are held in January and February in New York, Chicago and Las Vegas. Because candidates are NOT guaranteed a private audition and interview with FSU/Asolo Conservatory faculty at U/RTA, it is highly recommended that candidates interested specifically in the Conservatory arrange for one. To learn more about the auditions, contact the U/RTA office in New York at 212-221-1130 or visit their website at www.urta.com.
After a candidate receives an offer from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory, he/she must apply for admission to the FSU Graduate School. Click here for further instructions. Any other questions about the audition/admission process can be answered by calling 941-351-9010 Ext. 2311 or by emailing Debi.Schalch@conservatory.fsu.edu.
Private auditions are held on-site at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts in Sarasota, Florida or off-site in conjunction with the U/RTA auditions in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. On-site auditions can be particularly valuable in that they allow candidates the opportunity to meet several faculty members and tour the Conservatory and the Asolo Repertory Theatre facilities. Off-site auditions take place yearly in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
SARASOTA: Saturday, January 12
NEW YORK CITY: Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, January 27
CHICAGO: Sunday, February 3 – Monday, February 4
SAN FRANCISCO: Friday, February 8
NEW YORK CITY: Monday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 30
CHICAGO: Monday, February 4 – Wednesday, February 6
SAN FRANCISCO: Friday, February 8 – Saturday, February 9