Academy & Classes

Pre-Professional Program

The Pre-Professional Program prepares committed and gifted students in grades 6–12 for college and/or a professional career in the performing arts, led by a highly qualified faculty. The Pre-Professional Program curriculum provides students with inclusive training in Acting, Music, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Voice & Speech, and Performance.

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid 19, these classes will be facilitated online. We will continue to stay up to date on local, state, and federal recommendations in order to determine when classes will be shifted to an in-person format

AUDITION PROCESS & APPLICATION

New students are accepted into the program by audition only. ATMTC Academy faculty and staff evaluate each student based on singing, dancing, and acting ability. Acceptance is at the sole discretion of ATMTC Academy faculty and staff.

The Pre-Professional Program admits a finite number of students to its program each season and accepts only those students who possess and demonstrate exceptional talent and ability in singing, dancing, and acting.  The Pre-Professional program is ideally suited for students who have experience in technique training, such as ATMTC’s Conservatory program, and are interested in pursuing musical theatre through college or career.

2020–2021 Auditions will be held on the following days and times:

  • Digital Auditions are due by August 28, 2020

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New students must submit a $35 non-refundable application fee upon registering to audition and bring an application, headshot, and resume to ATMTC Academy on the day of their audition. Please visit the Student Auditions page for more information on auditioning.

Tuition

The full year tuition for over 300 hours of musical theatre intensive training is $5,400.

Did you know? Adventure Theatre MTC Academy does not turn anyone away for their inability to pay. Call 301.251.5766 to learn about scholarships or visit our Scholarship page.

ANNUAL SCHEDULE

Pre-Professional training is a more than 10-hour weekly program held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM, and Saturdays from 12:00 – 4:45 PM.

Annual Enrollment: September 7, 2020 – May 21, 2021

Winter Break: December 21, 2020 – January 31, 2021

PERFORMANCES

Company members participate in three performances each year. The “Evening of Scenes/Monologue Slam” is an opportunity for students to showcase their progress in Acting and Voice & Speech. The “Pre Professional Company Cabaret”, is an opportunity for students to showcase their progress in Music. “Spotlight”, is produced each Spring as a capstone project showcasing the repertoire company members have mastered throughout the season.

In addition, company members perform at special events during the season and participate in master classes.

College Prep Package

As students progress through the Pre-Professional program and undergo the process of college selection and audition submission, students are able to utilize the “College Prep Package”.  This package is executed in conjunction with the M/W/Sat schedule and includes:  

  • Conference with Education Director for overview/focus on the college process, building list and timeline etc. 
  • Private Lessons with Heads of Department, or Pre Pro instructor based on student preference (Maximum 6) 
  • Video Rehearsal (1 Session – per discipline) 
  • Video Recording (1 Session – per discipline) 
  • Letter of Recommendation(s) (Either from individual disciplines/TA or from the Academy as a whole) 
*In order be eligible for this package, students must commit to the program for the entirety of their junior year. 

MODIFIED SENIOR SCHEDULE

Additionally, for some students preparing for college and balancing junior/senior year, a modified schedule may be possible. The adjusted schedule must be agreed upon by the student, faculty, and Education Director. An overview of what this might look like is as follows:  

  • Individual/Directed study within each discipline 
  • Participation in at least one ensemble performance/production number within the year 
  • Participation in all individual performance moments of the year (Cabaret, Monologue Slam, etc. – The solo performance opportunities are what their directed study is developed from) 
  • Spotlight not required, or participation may be limited to allow for college prep flexibility.  

FACULTY

ATMTC hires the most educated and talented musical theater education professionals in the D.C. and New York regions. Among our staff for the current program year, we are proud to employ qualified individuals who are:

  • Graduate degree holders in musical theater, theater, and youth education from top national institutions
  • Musical theater professors at prominent regional universities
    Former company members of prestigious dance performance companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Debbie Allen Dance Academy
  • Professional and award-winning musical theater choreographers, singers, and directors

Note: Faculty is subject to change, without notice.

ALUMNI

Many of ATMTC’s former students have gone on to do amazing things in their lives and careers. From Law & Order to Wicked, you’re likely to find more ATMTC Alumni on TV, Film and Broadway stages than any other pre-professional training program in the country.  Many of our alumni have attended the best musical theater colleges in the country, including: