Testimonials

I’M GOING TO PACE!!!!!!! GAH!!!!!!!!! Thank you x1000000000000000 for all of your help, Rhyn! I couldn’t have done it without you!! I actually just booked my first paid gig in Ottawa and used one of my college monologues for the audition so thanks again! 

Sarah Olberg, Pace International Performing Ensemble

MTCA was the greatest resource I could have asked for during the college admission process. Not only were the coachings and mock auditions invaluable, but the community and bond that I formed with my coaches and other students made the audition process so much easier. The MTCA alumni network was also a very special part of my experience. At every school I visited I had someone I could get in touch with who was excited to talk with me! I felt so incredibly welcomed by every student I met. The MTCA family is ultimately why I feel I was so successful during this process. I knew I had people I could trust who were supporting me all the way.

Jenna Barricklo, Shenandoah MT ’21

My experience with MTCA has been wonderful to say the least. All of my coaches were highly trained, knowledgeable, and caring people who truly wanted me to succeed. The information and coaching I was given was invaluable, from information about different schools and their respective performing arts programs to song and monologue repertoire to acting, singing, and dancing technique. I felt I had grown as a performer after studying with them and in a highly competitive field, they gave me a fighting chance. Along with the fantastic coaching, they are good people. From the first counseling session to the time after I had made my college decision, I felt that they truly cared for me and my future, which is a pretty rare quality to find.

Luke Donahue, Catholic MT

I have to say that we could never have done this without all of your help and guidance. I’m pretty blown away that in this ultra-competitive process Katy came out with acceptances or waitlists at nearly half the schools for which she auditioned.

Mary Jarvis, mother of Katy Jarvis, Hartt MT ’21

From the first meeting a year ago, my mom and I felt so welcomed and it was made so clear what we had to do to be successful. We would have never understood how this whole process works without your guidance. Ellen, without your song choices, I could never have been able to pick songs that showcased my vocal ability the way they did. You really did push me to be the best me I could be and I thank you for that. Leo, you made me feel so excited to go through this process from the second I met you for my initial consultation and, at the mock, you gave me the reassurance I needed that I was working in the right direction.

Josh Kring, Syracuse MT ’20

Thank you to Leo Ash Evens and Ellen Lettrich for meeting with me and introducing me to my two incredible coaches who just about saved my life. Allison Spratt Pearce thank you for finding me the funniest, most “me” monologue there is, for giving me the confidence boosts I needed when I needed them ?, and redefining the way I approach acting. Anne L. Nathan thank you for embracing and fueling my sassiness to find me an INCREDIBLE audition song that was seriously the best ever.

Jessica Morilak, Manhattan School of Music MT ’20

My son was 15 when we discovered MTCA quite accidentally while researching summer programs.  I remember feeling a huge sense of relief after we first talked with Ellen as a family.  I knew there was no way I could learn everything about preparing for college auditions on my own.  MTCA helped us in building a balanced school list, making choices between training and performing, wrestling with the BFA versus BA decision and sorting out whether my son wanted to pursue acting or musical theatre.  Daniel’s voice and monologue coaches were pivotal in helping Daniel enter his senior year with a clear sense of direction. When it came time to pick a school, Daniel’s coach Charlie knew him so well that he could help him sort through his choices with his personality and needs in mind.  My son come out of the entire process with great college options as a result of hard work, lots of preparation and terrific coaching.  But he also emerged with a professional mentor and role model who has helped him think concretely about the training and perseverance he will need in this next phase of his life.

Tara Kunkel, mother of Daniel Kunkel, Otterbein Acting ’20

I couldn’t be more grateful to meet you all this year during my second college audition journey and I couldn’t be more lucky to be included in this wonderful community of artists. I felt like you were so invested in me and my success throughout the entire process and for that I could not be more grateful! I wish there was another word/phrase in the english language to express my gratitude other than thank you because at this point thank you does not seem to be enough but I guess “thank you” will have to do for now.

Paris Martino, Boston Conservatory MT ’20

I just finished my third (yes third!) time having a child go through the college process with MTCA. I am an educator, and I run a school. I am not easily impressed by people claiming to be college experts and am not easily impressed by all teachers as hiring, firing and inspiring teachers is what I do for a living. From our first meeting I knew that we had stumbled upon our guardian angels. Every kid matters at MTCA.  My daughters’ and son’s coaches held them to high standards, made them stretch to exceed what they even believed possible, and did it with kindness and compassion that made my kids feel understood and supported. I always felt that we got more than what we paid for with coaching sessions.  If you are looking for educators who care about your child as an artist and as a person and who will go the extra mile, MTCA is your right fit!

Anne Josephson, mother of Mataya Josephson, Pace MT ’19

MTCA was without a doubt, the best decision I made when it came to preparing for my college audition process. Applying to college is hard enough, and auditioning for a theater program is even more challenging. If it wasn’t for MTCA, I would not be the performer I am today. Every lesson that I went to was filled with so much positivity. I always left with a smile on my face and a game plan as to how I could improve for the next time. MTCA give ample opportunities to practice your material in front of groups in masterclasses and mock auditions, and in doing so allows you to meet other people who are just as passionate about theater as you are.  MTCA helped me believe that I was good enough to be successful, and now I’m going to my dream school!

Lauren Echausse, Penn State MT ’19

It’s hard to put into words how much MTCA has changed my life over the past year. With their help, I accomplished so much more than I ever could have imagined.  They helped me choose original material that not only perfectly showcased my individuality and artistic potential, but more importantly, that I loved.  Next year, I’ll be studying Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan with four other MTCA kids in my class, and I believe that number speaks for itself.  I could not be more thankful for this remarkable company of teachers and mentors.

Peter Klein, Michigan MT ’19

Even as a household with 15 years of experience working on Broadway, we quite simply could not imagine going through the crazy, intense college audition season without the expert, reassuring guidance of MTCA! Their detailed knowledge of the MT programs and faculty combined with a realistic assessment of my son’s strengths helped us through the daunting task of building a balanced college list.  The fantastic coaches met our needs every step of the way, right when we needed it – the line-up of coaching, master classes, mock auditions and dance classes was like a road map to success.  We are so happy with his results!

Sheila and Jonathan Smith, parents of Ian Smith, Ithaca MT ’18