Visual and Performing Arts Talent Award

Visual and Performing Arts Talent Awards recognize high school seniors with exceptional talents in the arts including instrumental or vocal music, visual arts, theatre performance, technical theatre, sound design/audio production, and/or music composition.

Incoming first-year students pursuing any major at Michigan Tech who plan to actively participate in musical ensembles, stage productions, take coursework in visual arts, or work toward a degree, second degree, or minor offered through the Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Department are welcome to apply.

Award value: Multiple students will be awarded annual scholarships valued up to $2,000 per year. The awards are in addition to other financial aid and scholarships awarded by Michigan Tech and are renewable for four years (eight semesters) of study based on active participation in the VPA Department.

The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra
Arts at Michigan Tech
Visual and Performing Arts show

FAQs

1

Are in-person or video auditions judged differently?

All auditions—whether in person or electronic—will receive equal consideration for Talent Awards.

2

If I am selected for a Talent Award, do I have to be involved with the Visual and Performing Arts Department?

Yes. Students selected for a Talent Award must plan to actively participate in musical ensembles, stage productions, take coursework in visual arts, or work toward a degree, second degree, or minor offered through the Visual and Performing Arts Department. More information will be shared with students selected for an award.

3

Is this the only chance to audition for a band, choir, or theatre production?

No. Auditions for the Talent Award are not auditions for participation in ensembles or productions. Auditions for musical and vocal ensembles are held at the beginning of the fall semester. Auditions for theatre productions are held based on the timeline for upcoming shows.

4

I’m auditioning on campus during Preview Day. When will I find out my audition time?

You can plan to audition in the afternoon of Preview Day. Your warm-up and audition time(s) and location will be provided in your Preview Day check-in packet.

5

How should I prepare for my audition? What should I submit?

Specific details about how to prepare for your audition or video submission will be sent to the email address you provide on your registration form. Emails will begin to be sent on February 20.