Ep. 54 (AE): Bryce Pinkham (Tony Nom for Gentleman’s Guide) on Courting Failure Mapping The College Audition: An MTCA Podcast

In this Artist Exploration, Bryce and Charlie discuss the intricacies of Clowning, continue our discussion on the “Traps of Type”, talk about Bryce’s unique pandemic experience, and take a long hot bath in discomfort, as we learn to get comfortable with the uncomfortable.  If you would like to hear more from Bryce, check him out @thebrycecapades on Instagram. If you have any questions about the college audition process, feel free to reach out at mailbag@mappingthecollegeaudition.com. If you’re interested in working with MTCA for help with your individualized preparation for your College Audition journey, please check us out at mtcollegeauditions.com, or on Instagram or Facebook.  Follow Us!  Instagram: @musicaltheatercollegeauditions YouTube: @MTCA (Musical Theater College Auditions)  TikTok: @mtcollegeauditions  Charlie Murphy:@charmur7  Meghan Cordier:@meghanmarie2014 About MTCA:  Musical Theater College Auditions (MTCA) is the leader in coaching acting and musical theater students through the college audition process and beyond with superlative results. MTCA has assembled a roster of expert artist-educators who can guide students artistically, organizationally, strategically, and psychologically through the competitive college audition process. MTCA provides the tools, resources, and expertise along with a vast and strong support system. They train the unique individual, empowering the artist to bring their true, authentic self to their work. MTCA believes that by helping students reveal their potential it allows each school to connect with those who are truly right for their programs, which in turn guides each student toward their best college fit.  About Charlie Murphy:  Charlie is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s BFA program. As an Actor he has performed with theaters such as: NY Public Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Park”, The Pearl Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Kinetic Theatre Company, and the Shakespeare Theatre of DC. With MTCA [Musical Theater College Auditions — mtca.nyc], he has been helping prospective theatre students through the college process for over 15 years. As a Teacher and Director, he is able to do a few of his favorite things in life: help students to find their authentic selves as artists, and then help them find their best fit for their collegiate journey. Through this podcast, he hopes to continue that work as well as help demystify this intricate process. This episode was produced by Meghan Cordier and Charlie Murphy. Episode theme music is created by Will Reynolds.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  1. Ep. 54 (AE): Bryce Pinkham (Tony Nom for Gentleman’s Guide) on Courting Failure
  2. Ep. 53 (CDD): Mark Hardy (Montclair State University) on Being Present
  3. Ep. 52 (AE): Joey Contreras (MT/Pop Composer) on the Process of Songwriting
  4. Ep. 51 (CDD): Kate Arecchi (James Madison University) on the Flexibility with a BA
  5. Ep. 50 (AE): Gavin Creel (Tony Award Winner, Hello, Dolly!) on the Traps of Type


Mapping The College Audition is a podcast designed to explore the landscape of the College Theater world and demystify the daunting audition process.

Hosted by MTCA Director Charlie Murphy, this podcast is not your typical “How To” but a look at the diverse perspectives on the process to help you build YOUR map to success.

From deep dives with program heads and faculty from across the country to conversations with successful artists from a number of different paths, this podcast is for emerging artists of all ages (and the families who are along for the journey!).

Whether you’re beginning to consider a college theater education, currently pursuing your degree, or starting to make your way in the world of showbiz, this podcast is for you.

Mapping The College Audition is produced by Meghan Cordier and Charlie Murphy. Episode theme music is created by Will Reynolds. Graphics are designed by Jeff Buterbaugh. Mapping The College Audition is proud to be an official podcast of the Broadway Podcast Network.