Touch of Gold Twirler Auditions | Kent State University

Touch of Gold Twirler Auditions

The Touch of Gold Twirlers are one of the nation’s elite college twirling lines and are part of the MGF visual pageantry on the field, in the stands, and on stage. Auditions take place each April-May. The postmark deadline for 2018 submissions is March 1. Please see below for more information including audition requirements and materials for future seasons. 

First Round: Video/DVD

Candidates should submit a video or DVD complete with a resumé of the candidate’s twirling experience in order to be considered for membership. There is no required routine, but each candidate should select material that they feel best represents their abilities.

Video/DVD Requirements:

  • Performance videos (i.e.: competitions, field performances with marching bands, etc.) are allowed; however, you must also include:
    1) solo footage (no team)
    2) close-up footage (not at a long distance)
  • Material that demonstrates your proficiency in required rudiments
  • A resume complete with contact information (i.e. name, address, phone number, and email) and your twirling experience

SECOND ROUND: lIVE aUDITION

Selected candidates will be invited to a second "live" audition at the Kent State University Field House. Invitation to the second audition is based upon how well each candidate's video demonstrates their potential to twirl at college level in a large stadium atmosphere. Live auditions will be Sunday, April 8, 2018 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Kent State Fieldhouse.

Live Audition Requirements:

Candidates will receive detailed information regarding their live audition upon selection, but will execute three rounds of material in front of a panel of judges that include:

  • Required rudiments used in the KSUMGF pregame/halftime
  • An individual 2-3 minute routine (with music of your choice)
  • An impromptu routine 

The second round will be held inside of the Field House on artificial turf. Areas that are considered in judging include:

  • ​Showmanship
  • Speed
  • Difficulty
  • Poise/balance
  • Musical interpretation
  • Variety and
  • "Showiness" - that is, will the work "show" in a large football stadium?

Twirlers who have previously twirled for the KSUMGF are required to re-audition each year. There is no set number of twirlers and each candidate has equal opportunity for selection. 

Feature Twirlers

A Feature Twirler candidate must score significantly higher than all other candidates in all three rounds in addition to executing rudiments in their own Rudiment round.

Please send all first round Video/DVD submissions with tracking number and resumé to the following mailing address:

Twirling Auditions c/o
Beth Graal
4470 Andette Ave NW
Massillon, OH 44647

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Take some time to read the list of frequently asked questions regarding the MGF and contact us at bands@kent.edu if you have any other questions!