The Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship Competition recognizes student achievement and talent in the arts.
You may compete in more than one category among music (vocal or instrumental), theatre (acting, music theatre, technical, stage management, and design), and/or visual art (graphic design, photography, sculpture, painting, and drawing). However, only one scholarship award may be accepted.
All incoming freshman and transfer students are eligible to compete, regardless of major. Competition is by invitation only.
$3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 awards
Scholarships are renewable for three years beyond the freshman year. These scholarships are in addition to any academic awards for which the student may qualify at the time of admission.
How to Apply:
The deadline to apply for fall competition is October 15, 2018. The deadline to apply for spring competition is January 30, 2019.
If you are selected to compete, you will receive an invitation via email. Invited participants must prepare for an audition/interview, as specified below in the Competition Details section.
- If you are invited to compete, you must participate in the on-campus competition (no exceptions).
- The competition will include an interview with a faculty member and audition (music), portfolio review (visual art), or audition/interview (theatre).
Questions? Contact Alexandra Cash in the office of Enrollment Services at 434.544.8308 or .
Music Audition Information
If your performance requires accompaniment, it is preferred that you bring your own accompanist or a high quality accompaniment tape. A staff accompanist will also be available.
Art Portfolio Review Information
You will review your portfolio with several University of Lynchburg art faculty members.
Theatre Audition/Interview Process
The adjudicators are University of Lynchburg theatre faculty members.
Auditions must include the following: