About the Program

College Acting and Musical Theatre Degree Programs have become as competitive as Ivy League schools, with more than 2,000 students auditioning for only 20 Freshman slots! Acceptance decisions are made based on a TEN-MINUTE Audition/Interview with no callbacks. To be truly competitive, students need guidance and training to prepare for this process and guarantee success, and MTC’s College Bound Program is simply the best training and guidance available!
MTC’s College Prep Program is a must for students and their families interested in pursuing an acting or musical theatre degree path in college! Program Alumni have been accepted into the most elite Performing Arts Programs in the country including NYU, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Boston Conservatory, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, Syracuse University, Emerson College, Muhlenberg College, Ithaca College, and University of Miami. MTC boasts a 100% placement rate and has developed personal relationships with more than 25 college music and theatre departments! MTC’s College Prep Program gives even the most gifted students the optimum edge they need!

The Seminar

The Foundation of College Selection and Application

College Bound alums have been accepted, are attending or have graduated from NYU, Northwestern, Michigan, Carnegie-Mellon, Emerson, Muhlenberg and Syracuse! Are you next?

Designed for high school sophomores and juniors and their parents, this two-hour seminar is the first step in your college process including where to start, what to ask, who to call—the performing arts college process start to finish! The seminar covers crucial elements of performing arts degrees school or academic college counselors don’t know, including:

  • Specific information on more than 50 colleges and their programs

  • Timing—much earlier than you think!

  • College department philosophies—Finding the right fit is crucial to your success

  • Senior career transition opportunities

  • Unique elements to performing degree programs you won’t learn from high school counselors

  • Vital information on applications and auditions

  • Separating college marketing from the reality of the programs and much, much more!

Next Seminar: April 27th, 2019 at 10:00am
Tuition: $75 (includes the seminar and a one hour private consultation)
Cost of seminar tuition is taken off College Bound Package if student registers for the upcoming semester!

To register for the seminar, please call MTC at 203-454-3883 and secure your slot!

The Curriculum

Sophomore/Junior Package

MTC's College-Bound Junior Package provides vital training in voice, acting and dance for the career-oriented student. The Sophomore/Junior Package also includes ongoing private consultations with families including individual profiling of students based on learning style, career path, degree criteria; identifying target programs, development of college visit list and ultimate audition list.

Sophomore/Junior Package includes...

  • Private voice (30 minutes per week)

  • Private acting coaching (30 minutes per week)

  • Three hours of private college consultation (per year)

  • The College-Bound Seminar


Senior Package 

MTC's College-Bound Senior Package provides comprehensive, individualized creation and direction of your complete audition development package. Beginning in the summer following the junior year, MTC professionals will help you decide which college programs are best for you and guide you through the complicated creation and submission of pre-screen videos, headshot and resume production, audition wardrobe and styling, coaching and interview skills, and selection/coaching of audition material and technique.  Specifically, the package is as follows ...

  • Private monologue and song coaching (24 half-hour monologue coaching sessions and 24 half-hour private voice coaching sessions)

  • Selection and development of audition material

  • Development of interview skills

  • Production of headshots and resumes

  • Production of pre-screen videos

  • Ongoing private consultation including step-by-step scheduling, strategizing and creating college program auditions



I am proud to say that I am a product of MTC’s College Bound program. I could not have chosen a better foundation for my skills in theatre. Kevin Connors is invaluable in not only his teaching, but also in his connections, support and guidance. I would not be where I am today without the College Bound program.
— Mia Gentile, BFA Music Theatre, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati, Currently appearing on Broadway in "Kinky Boots"
Auditioning and applying for Musical Theatre BFA programs can be really confusing because each school does things differently and each has their own unique set of requirements. The priceless lessons of the MTC College Bound Program provided the basis for my entire college search and audition process.
— Justin Paul, University of Michigan, BFA Musical Theatre Grad, Academy Award Winner, Tony Award Winner, Jonathan Larson Award-Winner
Megan had been involved in the theater arts for many years, but when she decided to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre for her college major, we were stumped. Although we’d been through the college admissions process with our two older children, we were at a loss regarding the critical success factors for this major. Luckily, Megan had been attending classes at MTC and we heard about their college prep course. It was a real eye opener. Kevin provided a detailed description of the audition process and what Megan would need to do to be fully prepared and confident for her auditions. MTC provided great insights about the various college programs their particular audition expectations. Also, because Kevin and Jimmy knew Megan from her class work at MTC, they helped her select the right songs and monologues to capitalize on her strengths and highlight her personality. They then coached her to ensure she was ready and confident come audition time.
— Doug and Marjorie Watt, Parents of Megan Watt, BFA Musical Theatre, Ithaca College
MTC and its college program was one of the best things that has ever happened to me and that I could be a part of. Kevin and Jim helped me select material that was unique to me and my voice, type, and personality and it showed with the results. I got accepted to my top schools and I never would have thought in a million years that I would get accepted to them. I also got accepted to both BFA Musical Theater and BFA Acting conservatory programs. I have loved spending every minute with them. There were plenty of rejections that come along with this business and life, and they were there for me every step of the way. Whether it was a confidence booster and pushing me to go further, they have helped me out of my lowest of lows to get to the highest of highs I did not see fit to achieve. Not only are Kevin and Jim people I respect as teachers, but also as friends. They were caring and committed to ensure my success and I don’t know if I would have had the success that I did, if they were not by my side. I walked into MTC with low self-esteem, low confidence, and an unrefined technique. A few years later I walk out with my head up high, and ready to face the challenges that will I will endure in the future thanks to the MTC college process that I was honored to be a part of.
— Matthew Greenberg, BFA Musical Theatre, Ithaca College
Kevin Connors provides an invaluable service to college and pre-college students preparing for a career in musical theatre. With his broad expertise in all the necessary skill requirements and his deep understanding of contemporary performance practice he gives students a significant advantage in college auditions and as they begin to make their way into the profession.
— Mary Saunders-Barton, Associate Professor of Music, Penn State University

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