Graduate Audition Information

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Dance auditions March 4 & 5, 2019

Alternate date for applicants unable to attend March 4 & 5 audition is April 9, 2019.

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, videotapes/ DVDs 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 The College at Brockport and a synopsis of your career goals;
  • a three-five minute modern dance technique self choreographed solo; and
  • any additional performance or studio work (optional)
  • vimeo/YouTube clip may be considered

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

Graduate Application

MFA/MA in Dance Graduate Application
due by April 9, 2019

Apply to The Center for Graduate Studies

Applicants apply separately to the Department of Dance and The Center for Graduate Studies. Applications to The Graduate School are now self-managed. Completed applications should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions by March 1, 2019 and no later than April 9, 2019 for fall admission.

The graduate assistantship and audition applications should be returned to the Department of Dance. Applications to the dance program may also be submitted at the audition.

Where to Obtain Graduation Application Forms

Office of Graduate Admissions
The College at Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY   14420
Telephone: (585) 395-5465

We look forward to meeting you and will make every effort to give you an enjoyable experience.

Last Updated 11/20/18

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