“To be able to wake up and do art all day with no real-world distractions made me see the best artist I could be ... CCY showed me what all my potential could add up to if I fully immersed myself.”
- Patrick Donohue-O'Sullivan
All applicants must audition regardless of art major. For the non-performance based majors, this involves the submission and review of samples of the applicant's work, and interviews with both a departmental instructor and a member of the residential staff. We have options to audition live, to submit a video audition or to submit your portfolio for review. Based on your major of choice and availability to attend the Connecticut auditions; please select the appropriate Program Group to start your application.
Each audition will include an evaluation of work by the departmental instructor and a residency interview with a member of the CCY residential staff.
All applicants are encouraged to attend the main audition at Wesleyan University for a broad experience of the campus, staff, and other applicants. We do offer two CT locations for auditions: Middletown and Hartford. Applicants unable to attend either of these calls are required to submit electronically – with the same deadlines as live auditions.
Live Audition attendance is preferred for in-state applicants. If you are unable to attend the live audition dates, you must submit your audition materials online through Acceptd. Choose “Video Submission” for Dance, Filmmaking, Music (instrumental and vocal), Musical Theater, and Theater; Choose “Portfolio Review” for Creative Writing, Photography and Visual Arts.
Please confirm your plans to attend one of these audition dates with the CCY office (preferably by email at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 10:00 a.m. at Crowell Concert Hall. Auditions will be scheduled by CCY once application materials are received in the office. You will receive a confirmation email regarding your audition assignment. If you have any specific questions, please call the office at (860) 757-6391 or email email@example.com.
Wesleyan campus Parking is available in the E lots on Wyllys Avenue, on High Street and in the G lot on High Street.
The CCY audition in Hartford will take place in the lobby of the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts (Learning Corridor). Registration begins promptly at 4:45 p.m. Auditions will be scheduled by CCY once application materials are received in the office.
Parking is available on Vernon Street and in the parking garage on Brownell Avenue.