Your future starts here…
Conservatory by The College Audition is an unparalleled eight-day college audition preparatory summer intensive in Miami Beach, FL. Students and parents will have the unique opportunity to attend masterclasses, workshops, seminars, and mock auditions with faculty from ten of the top musical theatre college programs in the country, all set at the legendary oceanfront Fontainebleau Hotel.
What are you waiting for? Your future is calling!
Situated on oceanfront Collins Avenue in the heart of Millionaire’s Row, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach, Florida. Its iconic design is a spectacular blend of Miami’s glamorous golden era and stylish modern luxury. A revered Miami Beach landmark for more than half a century, Morris Lapidus’ emblematic curvilinear building sets a new standard for business and pleasure. The 22-acre oceanfront Miami Beach hotel features signature restaurants by award-winning chefs; two chic nightlife venues; a two-story spa, a virtually endless poolscape, miles of pristine beach and state-of-the-art conference and event facilities.
Envisioning the creation of one of the most opulent and magnificent hotels in the world, hotelier Ben Novack purchased the Firestone Mansion, home of auto tire magnate Harvey Firestone in 1952 for $2.3 million. He tapped Morris Lapidus, who was known for his modernist sensibilities and flair for theatrical spaces, to be the hotel’s project architect. When it opened in 1954, Fontainebleau Miami Beach was the largest and most luxurious hotel in South Florida. Located on the oceanfront in the heart of Millionaire’s Row, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels on Miami Beach. Its signature features included a 17,000-square-foot lobby with the now-legendary “Stairway to Nowhere,” six acres of formal gardens designed to replicate Versailles and thousands of dollars in antique furnishings to authentically convey the hotel’s French period theme.
Through the 1950s and 1960s, the hotel reigned as Miami’s leading resort and Lapidus’ gently curving façade came to symbolize the very essence of glamorous Miami Beach. For nearly 25 years, the Miami Beach hotel was so well-known that no sign was necessary to identify it. Celebrities and entertainers, ranging from Elvis Presley and Bob Hope to Lucille Ball and Judy Garland, made the hotel so popular that Novack was once forced to post armed guards to bar non-guests from entering.
Over the years, the Miami Beach oceanfront hotel has costarred in numerous major Hollywood productions including, Goldfinger, The Bellboy, Scarface, The Specialist and The Bodyguard.
Our World-Class Faculty
Faculty will be announced shortly! Past Faculty have included:
The College Audition
Texas State University
New York University Tisch
Baldwin Wallace University
University of Arizona
University of Michigan
Broadway Director, Actor
Carnegie Mellon University
Point Park University
Our students are our success stories
The College Audition is nothing without its students, and what our past alumni have achieved holds testament to everything the program has to offer through their successes and talents. This is a program built for the success and growth of high school students to achieve their dreams and wishes of a career in the performing arts, and everything is catered to help them become more confident and capable in their skills and goals.
Over the past 2 years, past students from The College Audition have achieved great successes and have gone on to win performance awards and are enrolled at some of the top-performing arts universities in the United States.
Student Participant Price: $3800. Price includes double hotel accommodations (students not traveling with a parent will be assigned a roommate), all lunches, Thursday Brunch, and 7 dinners (no dinner on free night), Preparing for the College Audition Seminar, College Audition Techniques master class, 30 hours of master class with college faculty, master class with a broadway celebrity, mock auditions with those colleges plus additional schools, all evening activities, closing night party including dinner and dancing on a luxury yacht.
The Conservatory isn’t just for students! Parents are encouraged to join us in Miami Beach for a full week of Parent Workshops as well! Parents who have attended the Conservatory in the past have said that it was the best investment they have made in the College Audition Process!
Parent Participant Price: $2700. The Conservatory isn’t just for teenagers! Price includes a private double hotel room with your student*, Parent Roundtable Breakfast, all lunches, Thursday Brunch, Parent Alumni Reception, 7 Dinners (no dinner on free night), Preparing for the College Audition Seminar, 15 hours of workshops with college faculty, Financial aid bootcamp, a parent one-on-one with Tim Evanicki, all evening activities, closing night party including dinner and dancing on a luxury yacht.
Additional Parent Price: $1800. Includes a private room with the first parent and your student. Additional parent will participate in all workshops, events, and activities
Additional Parent Private Room Price: $2700. Pricing is also available if you would like to have a private hotel room for the parents, and assign a roommate for the student.
*Parent rooms are eligible for an upgrade to an Ocean View Room, Balcony Room, Water View Junior Suite, or a Water View One-bedroom suite. After you book with us, you can contact the hotel directly to upgrade your room.
Make it a family Vacation!
Bring the whole family! You can bring up to 4 people in each room. Let the family go enjoy Miami Beach while your student is learning at the Conservatory. Contact us for pricing for bringing non-participant family members.
Discounted room rates are available for families to want to arrive up to three days before or stay up to three days after the Conservatory! Once you have booked with us, you can contact the hotel directly to arrange for these reservations.
Lump Sum, 2-payment, and 4-payment plans are available. You may pick the dates of your payments, as long as all accounts are paid in full by June 1, 2021.
All auditions are waived for current students of Tim Evanicki / The College Audition, and Conservatory Alumni.
You will be required to submit two songs, a monologue, and an optional dance video. Please slate before each piece with your name, your grade in school next year (rising senior, rising junior, rising sophomore, rising freshmen, or gap year), and then the slate requirements listed below. Each video should be no more than 90 seconds in length.
Songs: Prepare two, one-minute cuts of an uptempo and a ballad. Choose songs that show vocal range, acting ability, and vocal technique. Slate with title of song and title of musical or show. (Example: “Hi my name is Tim Evanicki, I’m a rising senior, and I will be singing “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning,” from “Oklahoma!”)
Monologue: Prepare a one-minute monologue from a contemporary (post-1900) play. Slate with the character, title of play, and playwright. (Example: Hi my name is Tim Evanicki, I’m a rising senior, and I will be doing Stanley’s monologue from “A Streetcar Named Desire,” by Tennessee Williams.)
Dance (optional): Please send a 30-60 dance combination. This can either be recorded in a studio, or you may submit a video of a dance performance where you are featured prominently. Please slate with the name of the piece (include title of show if it’s from a live performance) and who choreographed it. (Example: Hi my name is Tim Evanicki, I’m a rising senior, and this is Seize the Day from Newsies, choreographed by Garth Fagan.)
Please save all file names in the following format:
How to Apply
Please note: You must have an email address associated with a Google account to fill out our application.
1. Fill out the application and submit your audition materials, if required. Current students of TIm Evanicki / The College Audition are not required to submit audition materials.
2. You will receive notification of your acceptance status via regular mail/USPS within 14 days of submitting your application. If you do not receive notice within 14 days, you may reach out to TCA via email. You will either receive an acceptance or a waitlist notification at this time. If you are placed on the waitlist, it does not mean you will not be accepted, it just means that we need a little more time before we determine your status. You will be notified of your final acceptance status by May 1.
3. Upon acceptance, you will be given a link to make your deposit and a link to the registration page, which you will fill out to officially register for the program. Please make sure mom or dad is with you when filling out your registration and making the deposit.
4. Once the deposit and registration is complete, you will receive a payment agreement form to arrange for the balance of your tuition to be paid.
5. Your medical will be sent out shortly after we receive your payment agreement. Heads up! These forms must be signed and brought with you on the first day of the program in Miami Beach. There is a form that needs to be filled out and signed by your family doctor.
*Book your travel and fill out the online travel form so we know your plans!
Additional One-On-One Events
Each group will have two, three-hour sessions of scheduled freetime during the Conservatory. During this time, you may schedule any of the following add-ons, for an additional fee.
One-On-One Private Coaching Sessions with each of the schools. ($100 per 30 minute session. Not all requests for private coachings will be able to be honored.)
One-On-One Sessions with Tim Evanicki (Free).
Onsite Headshot Sessions. With a College Audition-recommended headshot photographer. $125 per session. You will receive approximately 40 proofs to choose from, and will select two final poses for edit. The edited files will be provided to you digitally within 14 days of selection for you to print. Editing happens under the eye of Tim Evanicki, with his recommendations as to which shots to choose from.
The College Audition Statement on COVID-19
There is no arguing that the COVID-19 Pandemic has reshaped the way we plan every aspect of our lives and businesses. As such, we continue to monitor the status of the pandemic, and the recommendations and mandates handed down by health officials and our government as it pertains to large gatherings.
As with 2019, if an in-person event is not possible, we will move the Conservatory to an online format at a reduced price. Refunds will be available for the full amount paid if we are moving the program online, should you wish to withdraw from the program.
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