Audition/Interview Dates

All students applying to the dance, music and theater arts departments must complete an audition or interview on the dates indicated below. Visual Arts and Filmmaking applicants only need to submit their work online and are not required to attend an in-person interview.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to audition on-campus and in-person whenever possible. However, Mason Gross recognizes that travel can be costly and does allow students submit Recorded Auditions for certain programs.

Before you can schedule your audition you must first complete your  Rutgers University application for admission. Five business days after completing the university application, you will receive an email invitation to complete the Mason Gross supplemental application.  On the supplemental application, you will be prompted to request an audition/interview date. 

Audition requirements vary by your performance division. Please, carefully review the requirements linked on the side menu above and note any special instructions for your field of study. 

AUDITION DATES:

DANCE | MUSIC | THEATER


 

DANCE (BFA, BA, EdM and MFA) - 2016 Audition Dates 

Click here for requirements. To schedule an audition students must first submit an Application to the University and fill out the Mason Gross Supplemental Audition Application form.  Links to the application and instructions are mailed to each applicant once their university application is received.



DATE             
LOCATION
MFAs ONLY Saturday, October 25, 2015 Philadelphia, PA
MFAs ONLY Saturday, November 14, 2015 New York City, NY
Saturday, December 5, 2015 Mason Gross School of the Arts
Saturday, January 30, 2016 Mason Gross School of the Arts
Saturday, February 13, 2016 Mason Gross School of the Arts
Saturday, February 27, 2016 Mason Gross School of the Arts
Saturday, January 9, 2016 Santa Monica, CA
Sunday, January 10, 2016 Miami, FL

 

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MUSIC - 2016 Audition Dates 

**ALL LIVE MUSIC AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE AT MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ**

Click here for requirements

Auditions for the music department are arranged through the Mason Gross Supplemental Audition Application. Links to the application and instructions are mailed to each applicant once their university application is received.

DATE DEGREE PROGRAM LEVEL and INSTRUMENTS
Friday February 12, 2016  MM, AD and DMA - Jazz Bass, Jazz Piano, Jazz Saxophone, Jazz Trombone, Jazz Trumpet, Opera, Voice, Euphonium, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Piano
Saturday February 13, 2016

BM - Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Composition, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, Horn, Jazz Bass (acoustic and or electric), Jazz Piano, Jazz Saxophone, Jazz Trombone, Jazz Trumpet, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Violin, and Voice
MM, AD and DMA - Viola

Monday February 15, 2016 

MM, AD and DMA - Flute, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

Thursday February 18, 2016

BM and MM - Jazz Drums and Jazz Guitar MM, AD, DMA - Classical Saxophone

Friday February 19, 2016 MM, AD, DMA - Percussion, Bassoon, Clarinet, Violin, Double Bass
Monday February 22, 2016 MM, AD and DMA - Flute
Thursday February 25, 2016 MM, AD, DMA - Classical Saxophone
Friday February 26, 2016 MM, AD, DMA - Jazz Bass, Jazz Piano, Jazz Saxophone, Jazz Trombone, Jazz Trumpet, Opera, Voice, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium
Saturday February 27, 2016

BM- Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Classical Guitar, Composition, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, Horn, Jazz Bass (acoustic and or electric), Jazz Piano, Jazz Saxophone, Jazz Trombone, Jazz Trumpet, Oboe, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Violin, and Voice MM, AD, DMA - Percussion

 

Applicants to the MM or DMA in Conducting must select "other special arrangement" on their Mason Gross supplemental application and contact the faculty below to make special arrangements for their audition:

Choral Conducting: Patrick Gardner, pgardner@rci.rutgers.edu
Instrumental Conducting: Kraig Alan Williams, Kraig.Williams@rutgers.edu
Orchestral Conducting: Kynan Johns, kdjohns@rci.rutgers.edu

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THEATER- 2016 AUDITIONS/INTERVIEWS/PORTFOLIO REVIEW DATES 

 ACTING | DESIGN: SET, LIGHTING, COSTUME, AND COSTUME TECHNOLOGY |

PRODUCTION: STAGE MANAGEMENT AND THEATER TECHNOLOGY | MFA PLAY WRITING

*Walk-ins are welcome at most regional locations, however due to the high volume of applications we receive, students are highly encouraged to schedule an appointment with the department by applying to the university and requesting a confirmation by filling out the Mason Gross Supplemental Application.  No audition or interview appointments will be scheduled by any method other than through the supplemental application.  

BFA and MFA ACTING AUDITIONS-2016

DATE LOCATION ADDRESS
January 21, 2016 (BFA Priority Date) New York, NY Ripley Grier Studios - 520 8th Ave
January 22, 2016 (BFA Priority Date) New York, NY Ripley Grier Studios - 520 8th Ave
January 23, 2016 (BFA Priority Date) New York, NY Ripley Grier Studios - 520 8th Ave
January 23, 2016 (BFA and MFA) On Campus - New Brunswick, NJ 85 George Street
January 24, 2016 (BFA and MFA) On Campus - New Brunswick, NJ 85 George Street
January 29, 2016 (MFA Priority Date) New York, NY TBD, NYC
January 30, 2016 (MFA Priority Date) New York, NY TBD, NYC
January 31, 2016 (MFA Priority Date) New York, NY TBD, NYC
February 1, 2016 (MFA Priority Date) New York, NY TBD, NYC
February 8, 2016 (BFA and MFA) Chicago, IL TBD, Chicago
February 9, 2016 (BFA and MFA) Chicago, IL TBD, Chicago
February 10, 2016 (BFA and MFA) Chicago, IL TBD, Chicago
February 11, 2016 (BFA and MFA) Chicago, IL TBD, Chicago
February 13, 2016 (MFA Priority Date) San Francisco, CA Le Meridien - 333 Battery Street
February 13, 2016 (BFA Priority Date) Los Angeles, CA TBD, Los Angeles
February 14, 2016 (MFA Priority Date) San Francisco, CA TBD, San Francisco
February 14, 2016 (BFA Priority Date) Los Angeles, CA TBD, Los Angeles
March 2016 (CALL BACK WEEKEND) BY INVITATION ONLY ON CAMPUS

**Some audition dates are BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) priority and some are MFA (Master of Fine Arts) priority. On BFA priority dates - undergraduates will be scheduled first, and graduates will be scheduled if there is still availability. On MFA priority dates - graduates will be scheduled first, and undergraduates will be scheduled if there is still availability. 

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BFA and MFA DESIGN: SET, LIGHTING, COSTUME, COSTUME TECHNOLOGY

INTERVIEWS / PORTFOLIO REVIEWS
Please Note: Mason Gross will be scheduling appointments for design candidates at the USITT and SETC conferences. To schedule an appointment, students must first register for these conferences by clicking on one of the following links below:

DATE LOCATION ADDRESS
November 13, 2015 USITT/SETC LINK 2015 - Atlanta Atlanta Airport Hilton - 1031 Virginia Ave
November 14, 2015 USITT/SETC LINK 2015 - Atlanta Atlanta Airport Hilton - 1031 Virginia Ave
January 23, 2016 On Campus, New Brunswick, NJ 85 George Street
January 24, 2016 On Campus, New Brunswick, NJ 85 George Street
February 4, 2016 Chicago, IL TBD, Chicago
February 5, 2016 Chicago, IL TBD, Chicago
February 6, 2016 Chicago, IL TBD, Chicago
February 7,2016 Chicago, IL TBD, Chicago
March 2, 2016 SETC Convention, Greensboro, NC Joseph S Koury Convention Center - 3121 Gate City Blvd
March 3, 2016 SETC Convention, Greensboro, NC Joseph S Koury Convention Center - 3121 Gate City Blvd
March 4, 2016 SETC Convention, Greensboro, NC Joseph S Koury Convention Center - 3121 Gate City Blvd
March 5, 2016 SETC Convention, Greensboro, NC Joseph S Koury Convention Center - 3121 Gate City Blvd
March 6, 2016 SETC Convention, Greensboro, NC Joseph S Koury Convention Center - 3121 Gate City Blvd
March 16, 2016 USITT Conference, Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace Convention Center - 100 West Temple
March 17, 2016 USITT Conference, Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace Convention Center - 100 West Temple
March 18, 2016 USITT Conference, Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace Convention Center - 100 West Temple
March 19, 2016 USITT Conference, Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace Convention Center - 100 West Temple

Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ - On Campus 
January to April: **DESIGN - On-Campus Interviews - Arranged by appointment only. Please call 848-932-1176 for more information.

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BFA PRODUCTION: STAGE MANAGEMENT AND THEATER TECHNOLOGY 
and
MFA STAGE MANAGEMENT INTERVIEWS
Please Note: Mason Gross will be scheduling appointments for design candidates at the USITT conferences. To schedule an appointment, students must first register for these conferences by clicking on one of the following links below:

 

DATE LOCATION ADDRESS
November 13, 2015 USITT/SETC LINK 2015 - Atlanta Atlanta Airport Hotel - 1031 Virginia Ave
November 14, 2015 USITT/SETC LINK 2015 - Atlanta Atlanta Airport Hotel - 1031 Virginia Ave
January 23, 2016 On Campus, New Brunswick, NJ 85 George Street
January 24, 2016 On Campus, New Brunswick, NJ 85 George Street
February 4, 2016 Chicago, IL TBD, Chicago
February 5, 2016 Chicago, IL TBD, Chicago
February 6, 2016 Chicago, IL TBD, Chicago
February 7, 2015 Chicago, IL TBD, Chicago
March 2, 2016 Greensboro, NC Joseph S Koury Convention Center - 3121 Gate City Blvd
March 3. 2016 Greensboro, NC Joseph S Koury Convention Center - 3121 Gate City Blvd
March 4, 2016 Greensboro, NC Joseph S Koury Convention Center - 3121 Gate City Blvd
March 5, 2016 Greensboro, NC Joseph S Koury Convention Center - 3121 Gate City Blvd
March 6, 2016 Greensboro, NC Joseph S Koury Convention Center - 3121 Gate City Blvd
March 16, 2016 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace Convention Center - 100 West Temple
March 17, 2016 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace Convention Center - 100 West Temple
March 18, 2016 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace Convention Center - 100 West Temple
March 19, 2016 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Palace Convention Center - 100 West Temple

 

January to April: ** Production: Stage Management and Theater Technology - On-Campus Interviews may also be arranged by appointment on alternate dates. Please call 848-932-1176 for more information.

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MFA PLAYWRITING

**MFA PLAYWRITING Interviews for Fall 2016 admissions are by invitation only. Apply online at http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu. Once online submissions have been processed, the Theater department will contact selected applicants to schedule an interview.

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