Division of Fine Arts
Scholarship Audition/Portfolio Review • March 5-6, 2020
The Fine Arts Division at ESCC maintains a vibrant artistic community that continues to grow every year. On our campus, students and community members are given various opportunities to highlight their talents in both solo and group environments. Current students participate in events such as Piney Woods Arts Festival, the Wiregrass Renaissance Faire, performances at the Disney Candlelight Processional and with the Atlanta Pops, NATS student auditions, as well as multiple concerts and art shows at the college and within the community.
We are seeking artistically inclined students who are dedicated and disciplined and who want to represent the college within the Enterprise community and throughout the state. Whether one chooses to pursue the arts professionally, each student will learn valuable skills that may be utilized in all disciplines and make connections with peers, which will last a lifetime. The requirements for our music and theater auditions as well as our visual art portfolio review and interview are included below. If you are interested in joining our program, please follow these instructions and/or contact us for more information. We look forward to meeting you in the near future. Good luck!
Dr. Ken Thomas, chair, Ms. Leslie Gibson, Ms. Erin M. Smith, and Ms. Jenny Fine ESCC Fine Arts Faculty
Scholarship Eligible Groups/Pursuits
Music or Art Major
ESCC Entertainers, Show Choir
ESCC Camerata, Chamber Choir
ESCC Concert Choir
ESCC Concert Band
ESCC Entertainers Band
Auditions and portfolio reviews will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 5 & 6, 2020, on the Enterprise campus in Forrester Hall (Fine Arts Building). Please contact Dr. Ken Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve an audition time for music or Ms. Leslie Gibson, email@example.com, to schedule an interview and portfolio review. Below is a list of requirements:
1. Dress should be professional. While it is not required that one wear a suit, it is appropriate for one to wear what is known as business casual (e.g. sports jacket, tie, dresses, etc.).
2. Complete a fine arts application form provided at the auditions. Arrive early to prevent rushing this process, and make sure to fill out the document in its entirety.
3. All prospective music students should prepare 20 – 30 measures of a piece appropriate to the group for which you wish to be considered. All songs should be performed a capella. Please notify Dr. Thomas in advance if you would like to audition with more than one instrument as cases such as these will require a longer audition period.
4. In addition to a song, instrumentalists should prepare five scales, arpeggios, and chord progressions (pianists) of your choice.
5. In addition to a song, students desirous of a theater scholarship should prepare a monologue.
a. 1 – 2 minutes in duration
b. suitable to the age of the actor
c. from a recognized Broadway or off-Broadway play – no original, unpublished works
6. There will be a dance/movement element for all theater and Entertainer auditions. Please wear or bring appropriate shoes.
7. Potential art majors should bring a portfolio (collection) of your artwork.
a. 12 – 15 of your best pieces from school assignments or personal work
b. Artwork may include any medium.
c. Pieces should be organized in logical viewing order either in a traditional portfolio with original or printed reproductions or a digital portfolio. Please bring a charged laptop if you choose to provide a digital version.
The Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) Fine Arts Division boasts a highly-qualified and very creative faculty in Art, Music, and Theatre. Our faculty members are featured in art gallery shows, special community events, plays, and musical concerts throughout the Wiregrass. The Fine Arts Division offers a challenging, dynamic, and extremely rewarding curriculum that helps prepare our students for careers in the arts or provides our students with classes to enrich their lives and leisure time. The ESCC Band is a creative outlet for instrumentalists of all ages and is open to the community. The ESCC Concert Choir is open to the community as well as to ESCC students and performs regularly for Division concerts and community events. The ESCC Players, our theatre troupe, also brings in members of the community for exciting, full-scale theatrical productions. The award-winning ESCC Entertainers Show Choir performs across the state, representing the Fine Arts Division and the College exceptionally well at numerous community functions.
Many of our graduates continue their passion for the arts through acceptance into nationally recognized arts institutes and pursuing careers in the arts. A recent graduate who now attends the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan stated it best: “There is no dream too big, and no matter what you think you can’t accomplish, you can accomplish it”. The ESCC Fine Arts Division is your dream and path to a brighter future.