College auditions: part two

A birds eye view of Catholic Universitys campus. 
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A bird’s eye view of Catholic University’s campus. Photo Credit: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/the-catholic-university-of-america-1437/photos

Giovana "Jojo" Watson, Staff Writer

As most college applications are submitted and seniors are anxiously awaiting response letters, some students are only halfway through their application process.

Welcome back to my series on college auditions. This Friday, Dec. 3, I am flying out to Catholic University in Washington D.C. with my mom for my very first college audition.

Catholic University has one of the best BFA Musical Theatre programs in the country, and it is also home to the Basilica, which is a national shrine and the largest Catholic church in North America!

Let me get back to the audition. That’s what you’re here for, right?

Auditions can be held virtually or in person, and you will perform in front of a panel of professors or professionals that you might work with upon acceptance into the school. For Catholic University, they asked

The Basilica at Catholic University.
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 me to prepare two contrasting songs and one monologue. They also asked me to learn a dance at home and submit it before my audition. My little sister helped me learn and practice the dance, and I was able to film at Servite, thanks to Mr. Marrone.

The entire audition takes about fifteen minutes, and after you perform, the panel will ask you interview questions about who you are and why you want to go to that college. After the audition, the college will let you know when you should expect to hear a response.

I am so excited to audition, and I can’t wait to share my experience with you all. Stay tuned!