By far one of the best investments you can make for your child's college audition process.
The Next Level
What If Your Future Could Start Right Now?
JULY 10–18, 2022
The College Audition Conservatory is an unparalleled eight-day college audition preparatory summer intensive in Orlando, 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 heart of Orlando’s Attractions!
The Rosen Centre And Resort Orlando
Centrally located on popular International Drive and connected
to the Orange County Convention Center, the 1,334-room Rosen Centre® Hotel brings you within minutes of all the attractions and entertainment that make Orlando an exciting destination. In addition to being close to theme parks, shopping and world-class golf, Rosen Centre® Hotel is just 12 minutes from Orlando International Airport. With nine dining options, a 24-hour fitness center, a world-class spa, and tropical pool onsite, the Rosen Centre is a destination unto itself, right in the heart of one of the world’s most popular travel destinations.
Our World-Class Faculty
Practice Your Audition With College Faculty
Spanning over ten schools across the country, our award-winning faculty is the heart of the College Audition Conservatory, and this year will feature the most spectacular ensemble of educators yet!
The College Audition
of Theatre/Music Theatre
Head of Musical Theatre Dance
Associate Teaching Professor
Of Music Theater
Carnegie Mellon University
of Music Theatre
Director of Musical Theatre
Point Park University
Dance Program Coordinator
Baldwin Wallace University
Take the first steps
All auditions are waived for current students of Tim Evanicki / The College Audition, and Conservatory Alumni.
For uploaded auditions, each piece should be filmed/uploaded as a separate piece of media. No continuous videos. Students are encouraged to use standard technology/recording devices that are available to them (i.e. smartphones, tablets, etc).
There should not be a separate introduction or “slate” video. Instead, “slates” are to appear at the beginning of each piece and included as part of the time allotment.
- The proper slate for a song is to share your name, the song title, and show in which it appears.
- The proper slate for a monologue is to share your name, the title of the play, and the playwright.
Students should prepare two contrasting pieces. Each institution is responsible for indicating which options are accepted.
- One song should be a ballad and one song should be an uptempo so as to contrast style
- Each song file should be 60-90 seconds (This time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds)
- Students must sing to musical accompaniment, which could include live or pre-recorded accompaniment. No “a cappella” singing (meaning singing without music).
- Songs should be filmed in a ¾ shot which means the top of the head to the knees should be visible in the frame.
- One song should be written before 1970. This song can be either the “uptempo” or the “ballad” (student’s choice).
- One song should be written after 1970 and contrast the style of the first.
- Many accompaniment tracks to musical theater songs are available on Youtube and other websites. If you do not have a way to work with a live accompanist or don’t have access to a recorded track of your music, consider using an app that will play the piano part for you. Harmony Helper is one such app that allows you to take photos of your sheet music, upload them to the app and then generate a piano track that you can use.
- When using prerecorded music, make sure the music source (the speaker or output) is closer to you than it is to the device on which you are recording. By having the accompaniment near you, your voice and the music will reach the microphone on your device in a more balanced manner.
- Monologue must be from a published play.
- Monologue cannot be from musicals, television shows, or movies.
- Each monologue file should be 60-90 seconds in length (this time limit includes the slate at the beginning of the piece and is strictly adhered to; please do not upload media files longer than 90 seconds)
- 1 contemporary monologue (written after 1900), 60-90 seconds in length
- The contemporary monologue should be filmed in a “close-up” shot which means the top of the head to the chest should be visible in the frame.
- All dance media should be filmed in a “full body” shot taking care to keep the student’s entire body in the frame at all times.
- Applicants do not need to slate in any dance media.
- Regardless of which style of dance you execute, the choreography and the movement should be story-driven and connected to the music where the applicant is dancing with a sense of purpose.
- 30-60 seconds of dance in whatever dance discipline you feel most confident. This may include, but is not limited to jazz, ballet, tap, modern, cultural dance styles, hip hop, lyrical, or contemporary.
- Please do not submit “barre work”. Instead, check to see if the auditioning program offers the optional “Ballet Submission”.
- Please use steps, movement, and physical vocabulary that you are familiar with and can execute well.
- Dance media can be self-choreographed, but must be a solo video of you. This can include a show, competition, or other performance so long as you are clearly featured on your own.
- All choreography must be performed to music; please no “a cappella” dance media.
- Applicants are encouraged to keep a full-length mirror behind the filming device so as to see themselves as they execute choreography.