Upcoming Auditions


Performance is at the heart of the programs of Music, Theatre and Dance — and sometimes even beyond. Our students in these programs have opportunities to perform with professionals in and outside of the Corcoran to further expand experiences. From roles on-stage and off, you have the chance to share performances and stories with audiences around campus. 

All GW students are invited to take dance, music and theatre classes and audition for music ensembles, plays and performances. Check out dates and more information about auditions.


Performance is a key area of study in our Bachelor of Arts in Theatre program. However, many students at GW, both enrolled in the program and not, find opportunities to participate and perform for audiences across campus.



Fall Theatre Auditions

THE LARAMIE PROJECT, a landmark play noted for its innovative style and dynamic storytelling.

This is an ensemble-based show. Professor Williams is looking to cast 6-10 actors for the show who can play a variety of characters. They also welcome other talents like dancers/athletes, singers/musicians, circus/aerial arts, magic tricks, etc.). 
This show is open to ALL GWU COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

Auditions | August 28, 2023 from 7:00PM-9:00PM

Please select one of the provided monologues. You do not have to memorize the text, but you will want some familiarity with it. Sign up for an audition slot below.

Callbacks | August 29, 2023 from 7:00PM-9:00PM

This will be more movement based, so please wear comfortable clothing. We will continue to work with your monologue text, as well.

Rehearsal + Production Schedule

Rehearsals | August 30-October 4, 2023 ((Scheduling is flexible and rehearsal does not exceed 20 hours per week.))
Performances | October 5-October 8, 2023

For any questions, email [email protected]

Audition Signup

Monologues Link



The Programs of Music and Theatre & Dance join forces to showcase all that Musical Theatre can offer, curated by GW students!  Join us for a performance that draws from the wellspring of the musical stage, to present stories that resonate with the performers and are chosen with you in mind!

April 4, 5, 6, 2024 at 7:30PM
April 7, 2024 at 2:00PM

Audition info and more information coming soon!

We hope to see you around campus. Please feel free to stop by our admin offices in Building XX (3rd Floor) for coffee, tea, and to say hello or "help!".

Or, if you have any questions, reach out to [email protected] at any time for assistance.



Fall Dance Concert Auditions & Additional Dance Opportunities:


Who: All dancers - declared Major/Minor not necessary
What: Auditions for the 2023 Fall Dance Concert
When: Thursday, September 7 from 7:00PM-9:00PM
Where: Betts Theatre, University Student Center

Please come in dance clothes and bring your schedule; you will be asked to share your weekly availability upon arrival. This is the best opportunity to get to know the wonderful community that is the GW Dance department!

The Dance program is also seeking a Stage Manager for the Fall Concert. If you are interested, email Hayley Cutler at [email protected] and Carl Gudenius at [email protected].

Hope to see you there!


Ensemble Auditions and Open Rehearsals

Music program advising and course information
Prof. Loren Kajikawa
[email protected]
Prof. Eugene Montague
[email protected]

Are you interested in an ensemble but not sure yet, or need to audition? Please feel free to attend any and all of the below information sessions or contact the facilitator listed for each ensemble with questions! 

2023 GW Band and Orchestra Auditions

Black and Gold is a vocal ensemble from GWU that features music from contemporary genres such as jazz, pop, and R&B. Under the direction of Barry Moton, it aims to honor the traditions of the past and celebrate today's music in a seamless manner.

Fall Auditions are Friday, August 25th 4:30-6pm in Room B120 of Phillips in the Music Program.

Black and Gold Auditions

University Singers - Fall 2023

Voice Placement Times – Phillips B145

  • Tuesday, August 29 from 12 - 4
  • Wednesday, August 30 during class time (7:15 - 9:45)
  • Thursday, August 31 from 12 - 4
  • Friday, September 1 from 12 - 3
  • Tuesday, September 5 from 12 - 4
  • Wednesday, September 6 from 12 - 4

Phillips Hall B-120
Director: Erin Freeman
[email protected]

Jazz Ensemble & Latin Band
Friday, August 25 -noon-3 pm
Friday, September 1 - noon-3 pm 
Phillips Hall B120
Director: Peter Fraize
[email protected]

Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Foghorns
Please come to open rehearsal on Thursday, August 24th to meet the group and ask questions.
Symphonic Band 5:10-6:35pm
Pep Band 7:10-8:15pm
Phillips Hall B-120 
Director: Mike Schmitz
[email protected]  
Visit our Audition Website if you would like to audition for Wind Ensemble.

Chamber Ensemble
Phillips Hall B-146
Director: Ning Yu
[email protected]
Walk-in appointments should be booked with Prof. Yu.

Percussion Ensemble 
Phillips Hall B-120
Walk-in appointments should be booked with Prof. Connell
Director: Joe Connell
[email protected]

Hip Hop Ensemble
Walk-in appointments should be booked with Prof. Right
Director: Dumi Right
[email protected]