Group hosts auditions for campus talent show

Mu Phi Epsilon and the Music Education Organization are looking for talented students to be a part of the TCU Stars talent show.Hopeful performers can sign up for an audition in the Brown-Lupton Student Center from noon to 2 p.m. today and Wednesday or by e-mailing Katelyn Farris, junior music education major. The audition will be held at the PepsiCo Recital Hall from 4:20 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, said Tanner Wilemon, junior music major.

TCU Stars will perform Nov. 1 at the PepsiCo Recital Hall.

As of Monday, there were seven acts signed up to audition, said Lauren Novak, senior music education major.

“The auditions will only be five to 10 minutes long,” Novak said. “It’ll just give us a taste of what they’ll be doing at the show.”

Christa Bentley, sophomore vocal performance major, who is in charge of planning the event, said the talent show will help bring the TCU community together.

“The event is also a way for other people on campus who are not music majors to be involved,” Bentley said.

Because auditions have not yet been held, Claire Stewart, sophomore music education major, said she is not sure what the show will be like.

“The people I’ve talked to have said, ‘It’ll be really musical,'” Stewart said. “Who knows what it’ll be like right now? We’ll see what happens after auditions.”

For Your Info
Talent Show Auditions
How: To sign up for an audition, e-mail Katelyn Farris.
When: Today and Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Brown-Lupton Student Center.

Sheri Neill, associate professor of music education and associate director of choral activities, said she estimates 200 to 300 students will be at the show.

Bentley said she thinks the show will have a mixture of humor and impressive talents. The event is open to any kind of talent, she said.

“It can be all kinds of acts,” Neill said, “from singing and dancing and anything in between.”

Curtis Green, a junior dance major, will audition because of their love for dance.

“It’s a chance for people to show off their talent – their pride,” Novak said.

Bentley, said the event is a fundraiser for the two music organizations and the event will cost $5.

Tickets will go on sale Oct. 22, Ferris said.

“The money will be split between the two organizations,” Bentley said. “MEO will use the money to attend a Texas Music Educators Association conference and Mu Phi will use it to help the new member pledge class.