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The Arts at Winthrop promotes exceptional music, theatre, dance and visual arts programming for the Winthrop University campus, community, and regional audiences. Explore all that the Arts at Winthrop has to offer by clicking the events tab on our main menu or connect with us on social media. With over 100 free events a year, there is something for everyone! 

Welcome Week Information

Music Auditions

Students interested in auditioning for an instrumental music ensemble should contact Dr. Lorrie Crochet (122 Conservatory of Music, 803/323-4610, before classes begin. Dr. Crochet will send detailed information regarding the audition process, and she will include a copy of the audition music for your specific instrument. 

Students interested in auditioning for a choral ensemble should contact Dr. Jeremy Mims (332 Conservatory of Music, 803/323-2250) before classes begin. All students should check the website ( for audition schedules for ensembles. Schedules will also be posted in the main hallway of the Conservatory of Music. A prepared piece is suggested but not mandatory for the audition process. 

Portfolio Review

Portfolio review for Design & Fine Arts majors who need studio work evaluated from AP, IB, dual enrollment or other transfer studio courses will be held Friday, August 18 at 9 a.m. Design review will be in 343 McLaurin Hall. Fine Arts review will be in 305 McLaurin Hall.

Choral Auditions

Choral auditions will be held Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 from 1-3 p.m. and Monday, August 21 from 12:30-2 p.m. in 332 Music Conservatory. 

Dance Placement and Auditions

Dance technique placement class is for dance majors, minors and any students interested in taking a dance major level technique course. This will be held Monday, August 21 from 12:30-2 p.m. in 235 Johnson Hall.

Dance auditions for the Winthrop Dance Theatre or RockHettes will be held Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24 at 6:30 p.m. in 235 Johnson Hall.

Theatre Auditions

Auditions for the fall theatre production "HAIR" will be held in the Johnson Theatre lobby on Monday, August 21, Tuesday, August 22, and Wednesday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Shakespeare Carolina in Association with Winthrop University presents The Man in the Iron Mask
Thursday, August 17 – Sunday, August 20 and Thursday, August 24 – Sunday, August 27
Winthrop Amphitheatre 
8 p.m. 
Tickets $10, $5 with a Welcome Week Pass

By Alexander Dumas / Adapted by Amy Scheide and David Hensley, based on the adaptation by James R. Cartee and Mandy Kendall / Directed by Charles Holmes 

The former musketeer Athos swears vengeance after despotic King Louis XIV causes the death of his son. Summoning his old comrades Porthos and Aramis, he hatches a plan to liberate a shackled prisoner rumored to be the king's twin brother, and then install him on the throne. But the three musketeers must also contend with their old friend D'Artagnan, who has remained in the king's service. 

Shakespeare Carolina is an award winning ensemble of theatre artists and musicians devoted to reimagining the classical canon and was named "Theatre of The Year" for 2015 by Charlotte Theatre and Arts! 

For more information on the Arts at Winthrop, please contact Whitney Hough, director of communications and community engagement, at 803/323-2399 or If you need to speak to the Winthrop Box Office concerning tickets about theatre and dance productions, please call 803/323-4014.

Arts at Winthrop
112 McLaurin Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733
803/323-3000 (hotline)
803/323-2333 (fax)
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