Prospective performing arts students invited for a day of discovery
at Lincoln College
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Lincoln College is hosting a talent recruiting
day Feb. 16 for high school seniors and college transfer students.
Called "Rising Talent Recruitfest," the activities begin at 10 a.m.
and are intended to showcase the theater, music and dance programs.
It is a discovery time on the Lincoln campus for students who may be
interested in a college focus on the performing arts.
Lincoln College offers a baccalaureate degree in jazz studies
and theater. Dance and choir programs are also available.
Students considering Lincoln College for a performing arts
emphasis can take tours of the campus during Recruitfest, tour
the Johnston Center for Performing Arts, and then be treated to
lunch and a matinee performance of "Guys and Dolls."
The popular musical "Guys and Dolls" is the first theater
production of the spring semester at LC and runs from Feb. 12 to
One important aspect of the campus visit is information about
the availability of talent scholarships to students who audition
during Recruitfest. Professor Kenneth Kendall, lead faculty for
theater, said: "We have a set amount of money that is available
for financial assistance to students in the performing arts
programs." The talent scholarships can be paired with academic
scholarships for those students who qualify.
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In order to participate and audition during Recruitfest, Kendall
said it is essential that a RSVP be made to him by Feb. 12. At that
time, those wishing to audition will be referred to the professors
in charge of their desired area of study and assigned an audition
time. The instructors will discuss the student's presentation during
the individual audition.
Besides touring the campus and the Johnston Center on the
recruiting day, students and their families will have an opportunity
to speak with current students in the performing arts programs, as
well as faculty, administrators and admission representatives. At
the performance of "Guys and Dolls," the visitors will also get to
see the education in fine arts at LC put to practical use. Professor
Kendall is directing the show.
Kendall may be contacted at Lincoln College by phone at
217-732-3155, ext. 283, or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lincoln College website is
[By CURT FOX]