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Conservatory: Scheduling an Audition

Covid-19 Update: We want to ensure a safe audition process for all our candidates and our faculty. The plans below are subject to change. All updates, including any new strategies for meeting students, will be detailed on this page. You can also contact Patti Baygents, Audition Coordinator, for up-to-date information.

Performance Auditions 2021

Photo of Musical Theatre Student Singing

Acting, Musical Theatre, or Directing


Performance Programs can only be scheduled on the designated dates. Individual appointments are not available. All auditions will be virtual for the 2020-2021 academic year. Performance majors will be required to submit pre-screen materials through Acceptd. The faculty will review all submissions weekly. Once reviewed, students will be notified if they are invited to request an audition date with Webster University. We will open the application in Acceptd on October 1, 2020.

The submission deadline for Acceptd is January 1, 2021. (Please check with Patti Baygents at pbaygents80@webster.edu if you need to submit pre-screen materials after this date.)

Once you have received an invitation to audition, the first step is to apply to Webster University. Application may be made either through our website at webster.edu/apply or through Common App.

After completing your application, you will receive an email with a link to submit an Audition Request Form and a $30 fee in order to select an audition date. You will be contacted by Patti Baygents, Audition Coordinator for the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, to schedule a time for your audition.

Auditions for Acting, Musical Theatre, and Directing 2021

Saturday, January 30 • Saturday, February 6 • Saturday, February 20 • Saturday, February 27


Production Program Interviews 2021

Design, Tech, Stage Management

Students seeking a portfolio review and/or interview for Costume Construction, Costume Design, Lighting Design, Scene Design, Scene Painting, Sound Design, Stage Management, Technical Direction, or Wig and Makeup Design are not required to upload to Acceptd. However, if students do submit through Acceptd, their materials will be reviewed by faculty.

The first step for Production majors is to apply to Webster University. Application may be made either through our website at webster.edu/apply or through Common App.

After completing your application, you will receive an email with a link to submit your Audition Request Form and $30 fee. You will be contacted by Patti Baygents, Audition Coordinator for the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, with next step information regarding how to schedule a date and time for your review or interview.

If you have any questions regarding the Conservatory or the audition or review process, please contact Patti Baygents, Audition Coordinator, at pbaygents80@webster.edu or 314.246.4216.


Auditions/Interviews for All Programs 2021

New York: Unified Audition Tour

› Saturday, January 23, 2021
› Sunday, January 24, 2021 
› Monday, January 25, 2021

Chicago: Unified Audition Tour

› Sunday, February 7, 2021
› Monday, February 8, 2021
› Tuesday, February 9, 2021
› Wednesday, February 10, 2021
› Thursday, February 11, 2021

Los Angeles: Unified Audition Tour

› Saturday, February 13, 2021 
› Sunday, February 14, 2021


To Schedule, Please Go to:

Audition/Interview/Portfolio Review Request Form

Important Notes

Questions regarding auditions and portfolio reviews should be directed to the Office of Admission at (314) 246-4216. Students must apply and be academically accepted to Webster University before audition results for the Conservatory are released.