Performance and Exhibition Guidelines and Entry Form
The Performance and Exhibition Section of the Penn State Altoona Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair is designed for undergraduate students for whom performing or exhibiting their work (music, theatre, dance, visual arts, poetry, creative writing, etc.) is a scholarly endeavor. Solo and small ensemble entries are acceptable. However, participants in a winning ensemble performance must split the prize money.
- Each performance must be no longer than 15 minutes (at least 12 minutes). The performance should be prefaced or followed with an explanation of its creation or selection (see ideas requested of abstract).
- Students can perform one or more complete works or excerpts from one or more works.
- Each presenter should be prepared to discuss and answer questions about his or her presentation.
- Limited time will be available between performances for stage preparation.
- An easel, a/v supplies, piano, music stands, and chairs can be supplied. Please indicate your needs on the entry form.
- Performers are required to provide their own accompanists, other instruments, props, etc.
Each performance or exhibition entry must include a 250-word abstract or description. This abstract will be made available to the judges before the performance or exhibit and will function during the performance in the place of program notes for judges. The following points should be included:
- Why the work(s) was chosen and/or created; this discussion should show knowledge of the art form created or performed, such as its history in terms of the artistic tradition into which it fits. This discussion could also delve into the traditions and/or figures that influenced the creation of this work.
- The challenges to the performer(s)/exhibitors in presenting and/or creating the work(s); explanations of the process of creation would be appropriate as well.
Please complete and submit the following form. Please type the information. NO HANDWRITTEN SUBMISSIONS. Turn this form in to Dr. Laura Rotunno, office Hawthorn 210, mailbox Hawthorn 203, by noon, 1 March.
- Penn State Student ID:
- First Name:
- Last Name:
- Semester Standing:
Additional Presenter Information
Instructor/Research Adviser Information
Please give the following information about your instructor/research adviser:
- First Name:
Second Instructor/ Research Adviser Information
If you had a second instructor/research Adviser, please fill in the information below:
- First Name:
Have you completed the CITI/SARI online course required of undergraduates performing independent research (beyond coursework) that may lead to, or be included in, a publication or be disseminated to a scientific audience at a research exhibition, scientific meeting or conference?
If Yes, please indicate the professor who directed you to undertake this online course:
If No, please indicate the professor with whom you discussed this requirement. Please know that such a discussion MUST occur and that faculty who supervise undergraduate research should determine whether their students’ activities constitute research as defined by Penn State:
Please fill in the following information about your project
Area Of Entry: (Most related to your project, not necessarily your major) Circle one:
- Arts and Humanities
- Behavioral Sciences
- Computing/Information Technology
- Health and Life Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Visual and Performing Arts
Title of Project:
Project Abstract (not to exceed 250 words):