We know that the musical theater prescreen process can be daunting and time-consuming. So, we teamed up with Paper Mill Playhouse and leading musical theater programs to make it painless to navigate this process.

The College Musical Theater Common Prescreen introduces the first unified set of prescreen requirements across participating schools. To get started, explore all the schools participating in the common prescreen, prepare your audition materials, and submit your applications.

Participating Programs within the Acceptd Network

Ohio Northern University
University of Cincinnati
San Diego State University
Elon University
SUNY Fredonia
Texas Tech University
Otterbein University Theatre
East Carolina University
Illinois Wesleyan University
University of Central Florida
Missouri State University
Abilene Christian University
Millikin University
Webster University
Carnegie Mellon University
Coastal Carolina University
Pennsylvania State University
Temple University
Point Park University
Auburn University
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Texas State University
Wright State University
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
University of Alabama Birmingham
University of North Carolina Greensboro
University of Oklahoma
Viterbo University
Stephens College
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Pace University
Roosevelt University

Additional Programs Outside the Acceptd Network

Baldwin Wallace University
Circle in the Square Theatre School
Circle/Eckerd BFA
Emerson College
Florida State University
Indiana University South Bend
Marymount Manhattan College
Montclair State University
Ohio University School of Theater
Oklahoma State University
Rider University
Shenandoah Conservatory
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Illinois University
The University of Alabama
University of Texas Arlington
Western Connecticut State University

Musical Theater Common Prescreen 2019/2020 Requirements

Each piece should be filmed/uploaded as a separate piece of media. No continuous videos.



Students should prepare 2-contrasting pieces:

Universities may ask for one of the following song options:




Universities may ask for one of the following monologue options:





Please check individual school criteria for pre screen dance video requirements. A common prescreen requirement for dance will be introduced for the 2020-2021 audition cycle.

Are you an institution that would like to adopt the Musical Theater Common Prescreen Criteria?

If you are an institution that would like to participate in the 2019–2020 Musical Theater Common Prescreen, please contact Stephen Agosto, Senior Manager of Artistic Engagement at Paper Mill Playhouse.

Email: SAgosto@PaperMill.org