Northwest announces Fine Arts scholarship auditions

Auditions for Fine Arts scholarships at Northwest Mississippi Community College will be held March 2 and 3 according to John Mixon, Fine Arts Division director.

Choral scholarship auditions will be held Friday, March 2 from noon- 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Fine Arts Building on the Senatobia campus.

Interested high school seniors need to bring a prepared song. An accompanist is provided or they may bring an accompaniment CD. Ensembles for which to audition include Northwest Singers, Chamber Choir and Entertainers.

For more information, contact Susanne Spencer VanDyke, director of Choral Activities, at (662) 562-3337 or e-mail

Theatre scholarship auditions will be held Friday, March 2 from noon- 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m.-noon the Fine Arts Recital Hall on the Senatobia campus.

Scholarships will be awarded in the area of speech and theatre on the basis of audition or work submitted to the speech and theatre faculty. Students may enter the competition as performers and/or technicians. Actors will perform two monologues, one comic and one dramatic. Each should be no more than one and one-half minutes in length. Technicians may submit any examples of scene or set design or scene painting (photographs, models or drawings), clothing and/or costume design (photographs or actual clothing constructed by the applicant) or examples of writing that would show an

aptitude for publicity work (yearbook, school newspaper, etc.). Academic Scholarships are for theatre majors, only. There are a limited number of Foundation Scholarships for non-majors who are interested in participating in Theatre.

For more information, contact Sadie Shannon, chairman of Speech/Theatre, at (662) 562-3329 or e-mail

Spring band auditions will be held Friday, March 2 from 3- 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 3 from 9 a.m.-noon and 1 -3 p.m. in the Band Hall. For more information, contact John Ungurait, director of Bands, at (662) 562-3335 or e-mail

Pictured: (L-r) Jacob Vogelsang of Hernando, Steile Warren of Lake Cormorant and Preslie Cowley of Cleveland in a scene from Northwest’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. (Photo by KayLeigh McCool) 

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