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     The Professional Arts Education Center is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1996 to assist talented students who have a desire to become professional performers. Without this financial assistance, many of these young people would not be able to get the private, one-on-one attention that performing arts classes offer. Donations received throughout the year go to scholarships for students studying the performing arts. Scholarships are awarded through competitive auditions and are distributed based on talent, desire, and need.

     Scholarships are made possible by the the Lynn & Ginger Engstrom Scholarship, Diane Dooley Performing Arts Scholarship, the Patty Murphy Music Theatre Scholarship, the Karen Morrow Stars of To-Morrow Scholarship, and the

Professional Arts Education Center, a nonprofit corporation.

Applying For Scholarship

The Professional Arts Education Center Scholarship Program was developed to train students who wish to pursue a career in the performing arts and who show particular promise but might not be able to afford the cost of an intensive training program.

Applicants must be ages 10 and up. A panel of professional instructors will evaluate the technical level and potential of each applicant. There are full and partial scholarships available. Full scholarships pay complete tuition for the classes granted. Partial scholarships provide only a part of the tuition for classes granted.

is pleased to offer scholarships in music theatre, acting, dance, guitar, and voice.
Scholarships are for ages 10 and up and are awarded based on desire, potential, talent, and financial need.

Recipients MUST be able to attend ALL scholarship classes.


Virtual Audition Process – 
Please film all recordings at a 3⁄4 shot

(roughly from the top of knees to the top of the head) from a horizontal angle.


Please introduce yourself and your selection at the beginning of the video.

Be sure to include your first and last name.


Vocal / Music Theatre / MT Junior 

Sing a memorized music theatre-type song. The song should be no longer than 2 minutes.

NO a capella singing, you must have some form of accompaniment.


Submit a memorized monologue no longer than 2 minutes.


Submit a 30-60 second clip of yourself moving/dancing. Your full body should be in view at all times.

You may choose a cut from a musical or a dance performance in which you participated,

or record something original. Any style is acceptable: musical theatre, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, etc.



Submit a tape of yourself performing approximately two minutes of a guitar composition of your choice. 

This can be a melody line (individual notes), accompaniment (only chords), or a combination of both.


Personal Statement

Please give a brief personal statement no longer than 2 minutes at the end of your video.

How to Submit Your Video
To protect your privacy, the YouTube video should be saved as “unlisted” so it cannot be publicly viewed.
• The YouTube video must be titled LAST NAME, FIRST NAME: PAEC Scholarship Audition
• (Example: DOE, JOHN: PAEC Scholarship Audition )

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