Performing Arts One-on-1 – Shorter University

Calling All High School Musicians And Thespians!

Man and woman dancing with canes

November 25, 2019

Performing Arts One-on-1 is an opportunity for high school musicians, thespians, and dancers to experience the life of a college performing arts student at Shorter University. During their time on campus, students will attend classes related to their area of concentration (music, theatre, or dance) and attend private lessons with members of the Shorter Faculty. In addition, attendees will be given complimentary tickets to the Shorter Chorale fall concert. Students who attend Performing Arts One-on-1 will be able to audition for the School of Fine and Performing Arts the weekend they attend, thus receiving first consideration for Fine Arts scholarships. Come experience the tradition of excellence of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Shorter University!

For more information, please contact event coordinator:

Ms. Beverly Harper, Administrative Assistant to the Dean

The cost per student is $25. It includes: a private lesson with one of the Shorter music faculty, all meals, housing, and admittance to the concert.



Please print, complete, and sign the Parental/Guardian Consent for Student Participation form and bring it with you.

November 25, 2019 – Registration deadline is November 18, 2019.

Space is limited; therefore, applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

The Shorter University School of Fine and Performing Arts:

In addition to providing the community with extraordinary musical, theatrical, and artistic experiences, Shorter University continues to provide outstanding instruction in the fine arts to students from across the United States. The Shorter School of Fine and Performing Arts has crafted successful and internationally recognized musicians, actors, and artists.

At Shorter, students are given numerous opportunities to perform and feature their talents. Students also receive the chance to study with our highly credentialed Shorter faculty, complete with their vast professional experience in music, theatre, and dance. The university’s low student-teacher ratio provides students with a warm, personal learning environment which includes specialized instruction from the teachers. The Fine Arts faculty invest their energy and effort into providing the best artistic and educational experiences for students. Here, at Shorter, students are given every possible chance to succeed and grow in their crafts.

Undergraduate degree programs:

Bachelor of Arts, Music
Bachelor of Arts, Theatre
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Theatre
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Musical Theatre
Bachelor of Music, Music Education (voice, piano, or instrumental)
Bachelor of Music, Piano
Bachelor of Music, Piano Pedagogy
Bachelor of Music, Voice
Bachelor of Music, Worship and Music Leadership


Sample Schedule


One-on-1 Performing Arts Day, 25 November 2019
8:00 Class Visit (Musical Theatre): Ballet I, Prof. Faith Im
Winthrop-King Center Dance Studio
9:00 Welcome to the School of Fine and Performing Arts: Our Mission, Dr. John Reams, Dean
Meet Applied/Ensemble Faculty
Art Gallery
9:30 Welcome and Information, Office of Admissions
Brookes Chapel
10:15 Campus Tour, Office of Admissions
11:00 Student Recital
Brookes Chapel
12:00 Student Luncheon
Eat with current Fine Arts students
Hilltop Cafe Dining Hall
Parents/Faculty Luncheon
Discussion: “What to Expect from and How to Support Your College Student”
Art Gallery
12:30 Class Visit (Music/Musical Theatre): Chorale, Dr. Aaron Rice
Evans Chorale Room
1:30 Presentation (Music): “Why Didn’t My Teacher Teach Me This?” (Unexpected Challenges for First-Year Music Majors)
Vashti Baluch, Becky Fowler, Chandler Dedman
MFA 208
Class Visit (Theatre): Theatre History, Prof. Kevin Anderton
MFA 300
Class Visit (Musical Theatre): Opera Theatre, Dr. Tara Warfield
Evans Chorale Room
2:30 Class Visits (Music): Written Music Theory I, Dr. Enoch Jacobus
MFA 208
Class Visit (Theatre/Musical Theatre): Introduction to Film, Prof. Kevin Anderton
3:30 Q&A with Faculty: Preparing for the Audition (and other topics)
Art Gallery
4:00 Class Visit (Music): Band, Dr. Duane Warfield
Franklin Hall
Possible Audition Times
Art Gallery
6:00 Dinner
Hilltop Cafe Dining Hall