Prospective performing arts students invited for a day of discovery
at Lincoln College
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[January 23, 2014]
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.
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.
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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]