Northern Kentucky University has the feel of a small town university with the benefits of a culturally diverse metropolitan area.

We are located just seven miles from downtown Cincinnati and a host of arts venues including: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Contemporary Art Center and the Aronoff Center for the Arts. 

NKU has generous financial awards that are available to deserving and accomplished students. Scholarships range from partial tuition to full tuition and housing.

SOTA is friendly and supportive. We offer a small class size and more importantly, individual attention. There are also study abroad opportunities through the International Studies Department and KIIS (Kentucky Institute of International Studies).

Theatre & Dance Prospective Student Auditions

Saturday, December 5, 2015 is our next incoming student audition date. At this audition, high school seniors and transfer students are considered for the BFA degree tracks in the discipline of Theatre & Dance.

Auditions will be held for students interested in performance tracks while interviews and portfolio review will be held for students interested in technical theatre or design. For detailed audition requirements, please click the Audition FAQ link above.

Auditions/Interviews Are By Appointment Only. No walk-ups, please.

To schedule an appointment, please click here. Forms must be completed and submitted to the department no later than, Friday, November 20 at 5:00 p.m. E.S.T.

No late applications will be accepted for any reason.

Contact Jamey Strawn with any questions.

Music Scholarship Entrance Auditions

For students wishing to major or minor in music at NKU, an entrance audition is required. We are currently offering the following dates for students who want to begin classes in fall 2016:

Saturday, February 13, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016

For more information or to schedule an audition, click here or contact:
Joan Brummer, Music Program Advisor