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Expert preparation for college musical theater and acting program auditions.

MTCA draws upon 25 years of experience to guide and support you through the rigorous college acting or musical theatre application and audition process. We work with you to create a personalized coaching plan based on your individual needs and goals. You will receive one-on-one coaching and guidance through the entire process from your own personal team of expert teaching artists.

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Jahir and I are extremely blessed and grateful to have been a part of the MTCA family this audition season. The training that my son received was invaluable. It is also wonderful to know that you all are a continued resource for Jahir. Thank you for all that you have done. Our victory is yours as well!!

Jackie Hipps, mother of Jahir Hipps, Baldwin Wallace MT ’21

I have learned to appreciate and love who I am and I will not let anyone stand in my way because I’m going to school, I will learn more about what I love, and I’m ready to kick some butt because the best mentors, coaches, and friends I could ever ask for have been looking out for me the entire year. (And my parents couldn’t be happier that I have a $22,000 scholarship!)

Mackenize Germain, Rider MT ’21

I GOT ACCEPTED TO MICHIGAN! Thank you so much for all of your incredible guidance, effort, and support. I’ve never cried of happiness in my life, but last night when I got my call from Dean Hoffman, I got on my knees and sobbed. You all mean the world to me. Thank you for the past 15 months. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have you all in my corner.

Jack Mastrianni, Michigan MT ’21

I am trying to find the right words to thank you properly. Some people you meet and you feel, you realize, you just know, that their hearts are in the right place. That they truly care about what they do and the integrity in which they do it. I felt this from all of you. You all helped Lauren believe she could accomplish anything!

Angela Medina, mother of Lauren Maria Medina, Carnegie Mellon MT ’21

I can honestly and wholeheartedly say that MTCA has changed my life and there is no possible way that I would be where I am today without the love and support that has come from Charlie, Leo, Ellen and the rest of the MTCA family. The level of support that MTCA provides is unlike any other, and it allows students to know that there is always a safe place to return to in this hectic time of stress and anxiety. You all are truly one of a kind, and anyone would be lucky to have the opportunity to work with such amazing people.

Jason Skibinski, Coastal Carolina MT ’21

Jesse, I just wanted to thank you for all you have done for me. I am so thankful for all the faith you’ve had in me even when I didn’t, and for helping me dig deeper into what I love. I am definitely a stronger actor because of your coaching!

Kami Fillman, Elon Acting ’21

The incredible people at MTCA were absolutely critical to Caroline’s success in the grueling and highly competitive college audition process, and they also had a profound impact on her as a person.  The artistic training dramatically improved her musical theater skills, the love and support from Ellen Lettrich, Alex Finke and the rest of “Team Caroline” helped her stay grounded through the ups and downs, and the friendships she forged will last a lifetime.  MTCA helped prepare her for college auditions, for the theater profession, and for life in general.  

Steve Reinstadtler, father of Caroline Reinstadtler, NYU Tisch New Studio MT ’21

The MTCA Dance Classes helped me feel prepared for all of my dance calls. Although I have been dancing for a few years, I am definitely more of a mover. Because of my time in dance class, I was able to feel confident in all of my dance calls, even some that were ballet and technique heavy. The mock audition allowed me to show my material to other coaches and get feedback, which I had never done before. Getting feedback from people who had never seen my pieces before really helped me improve my material. It also helped me feel more comfortable and confident at my auditions because I knew exactly what to expect. And my coaches were there for me through every step of this process.

Rachel Malaga, Utah MT’21

One huge benefit of MTCA was the guidance from pre-application to being able to discuss how each of Colin’s school options would fit his goals.  The cost was super reasonable compared to other programs as we were able to just do a la carte what Colin felt most important. MTCA works closely with your child and makes great efforts to match them with a coach that best fits their goals or style. The communication and professionalism were exceptional.

Barbara McKechnie, mother of Colin McKechnie, Ithaca Acting ’21

I remember how lost and uncertain I felt going into senior year, and I was terrified that I would be so overwhelmed that I wouldn’t go through with applying and auditioning for schools. And if I did get that far, I was afraid that I would get to the auditions and be incredibly disappointed with myself knowing that I didn’t work hard enough or prepare well enough in advance.

Enter KATIE HARTKE, downstage right.

KATIE: Don’t worry, Lydia! I’ll help you build a balanced list of schools, help you pick out the monologues you need, and guide you through this. You’re going to do great!

If it weren’t for you, Katie, I would not have made it through this year alive. Because of your help, support, and the confidence you gave me during our coaching sessions, I walked into each audition feeling like a mean green dancing/singing/acting machine.

Lydia Gifford, Catholic MT
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