Registration for the 2021 Festival College / University Auditions

The College/University Auditions is an opportunity for colleges and universities to audition high school juniors and seniors as well as community college students planning to transfer to another institution. The fee for participating is $75. This includes the audition process, entry to all festival productions, workshops, socials and the awards ceremony.

MTA Theatre Festival — January 15-17, 2021 — Virtual Festival

Institutions interested in attending the auditions can register here. (You will also receive 2 passes to MTA 2021)

Students will have 60 second to perform a monologue and 90 second to perform a monologue plus a musical selection.

The Virtual MTA 2021 will require students to pre-record their auditions and upload them to Flipgrid. Technical auditions should be uploaded to code howell3635. Acting auditions should be uploaded to code howell3635 . The deadline to upload these videos will be December 15. Upload your videos as School Name_Student Last Name, Student First Name (Example: Mississippi High School_Doe, Jane).

Colleges / Universities will review the auditionees and they will have contact information to contact auditionees they are interested in. There will also be specified Zoom times during MTA 2021 for interested students to meet with the colleges. Directors of each school will be given the zoom information for their students. Due to the nature of the pre-recorded videos, students “are” allowed to use their own accompanist, CD, MP3s, etc… Acapella singing is not allowed.

Students interested in auditions should review the registration information.

If you have any questions regarding auditions, contact College University Division Chair Sadie Shannon at

Host a Workshop:

If you would like to conduct a workshop during the MTA Festival — register here.