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Hartwell Dance Audition

Graduate Dance Auditions

The audition for graduate applicants will be held on April 11 and 12, 2022.

Audition Information

The audition process runs over the course of two days and includes:

  • Audition in modern dance-based technique class
  • Solo choreography showing - approximately three minute excerpt
  • Critical writing assessment session
  • Group discussion with members of the graduate committee
  • Interview with chair, graduate director, or program advisor
  • Observe/participate in ongoing classes
  • Lunch with current graduate students
  • View student, faculty and/or guest artist choreography
  • Facilities and campus tour
  • Teaching assistantship audition for applicants selected in advance. There are a limited number of highly competitive graduate assistantships available. Be prepared to share your teaching philosophy with the faculty.

It is preferred that all auditions be done in person on the above dates. If you are unable to attend an audition in person, please call the Department of Dance at (585) 395-2153 to discuss possible alternatives. With prior permission, a video audition may be accepted and must include:

  • An oral self-introduction including your name, what dance program you are interested in, the reasons for your interest in SUNY Brockport and a synopsis of your career goals
  • A three to five minute modern dance technique self-choreographed solo
  • Any additional performance or studio work (optional)
  • Uploaded to a video sharing site such as Vimeo or YouTube 

For further information on our graduate program, contact Mariah Maloney.

Graduate Application

Apply to The Graduate Program in Dance

MFA/MA in Dance Graduate Application

Graduate Assistantship Application

Last Updated 6/8/22