Competition is stiffer than ever to get into the “best" schools, and your decision to go to college and which college is arguably the most important career move you've made up until now. But, you know what, the college selection and audition process is so much more than choosing material that best showcases your talent.
We see students getting lost in the idea that if they just have "great audition material" then they'll get into the "right school", then end up on Broadway. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. This is simply because, oftentimes, colleges put the focus on the audition, and it's precisely what they want you to be focusing on. The idea that if you do the right audition, they'll do the rest.
For those of us who have lived it, we know it's just not as simple as the audition.
Often overlooked and almost impossible to navigate is the ability to evaluate how the college's individual learning environments will enable you to be successful during and after college. There are so many unique paths to a career on Broadway, and truly understanding your unique strengths and individual needs goes a long way in determining where you will and should continue your journey. Some of the most talented and brightest end up at the “best” schools, yet never perform on Broadway, because they didn't take into consideration what to look for in a well suited college environment. The reality is, not everyone will thrive in every environment and it can be personally and professionally damaging if you select a college that is not a good match.
It is invaluable to consult elite professionals experienced in this unique area to make sure you're technically and mentally equipped for one of your most important decisions. Up until now, there hasn't been a program aimed towards this process that isn't one size fits all. We know.
BroadwayEvolved College Prep offers:
- Over 15 hours of personalized college selection and audition preparation
- Audition masterclass evaluation from elite professionals working in top collegiate programs
- Audition workshops discussing the process from preparation through completion
- One on one assessment with industry professionals
- Overview of the personalized steps to navigate college selection
- Confidence building seminars empowering you to discover what you need and want in your college experience
College Prep 2019 is filled to capacity. We hope you check back in the fall for 2020 information!
+ Who can participate?
BroadwayEvolved hand selects a very small group of students who are rising high school juniors and seniors to participate in College Prep. If you require an exception, please detail it in your application.
+ When is it?
August 3 - 4, 2019
+ Where is it?
BroadwayEvolved takes place at premiere rehearsal studios, centrally located in Midtown NYC.
+ What should I do for my video submission?
Videos should be 5-7 minutes in length. We prefer a self tape, no videos from shows you have appeared in. Please submit a straightforward video with the following: 1) An introduction of yourself and a brief description of why you would like to attend BroadwayEvolved. Be yourself. 2) Two contrasting songs, minimum 32 bars each that allow us to see both your personality and talent.
+ If I’m accepted, what do I need to prepare?
- 4 complete songs, but you must have 32 bar cuts prepared.
+ Who are the program faculty?
BroadwayEvolved brings together the highest level of program faculty who are alumni from and/or currently working at university musical theatre programs within NYC and around the country! You will receive the roster of faculty in your pre-arrival communication, but rest assured we will have current industry professionals balanced with university faculty.
+ Where do I stay while in NYC?
You are responsible for your own accommodations, but don’t worry there are tons of different types of hotels nearby! We will also happily provide suggestions once you’re accepted.
+ Can I commute if I live in CT, NJ, or NY?
You can certainly commute to BroadwayEvolved, but we do require you to be on time each day.
+ What if I can no longer attend and I’ve already paid?
Both the application fee and tuition are non-refundable. However, if you are accepted into the program and have not yet paid your tuition, then you will only forfeit the application fee.