Pre-Professional Program

About the Program


Audition Process & Application

Tuition & Fees

Annual Schedule


Pre-Professional Program Policies

Notable Alumni

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The Pre-Professional Program prepares committed and gifted students in grades 4–12 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 singing, dancing, acting, and performance.




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 into its companies only those students who possess and demonstrate exceptional talent and ability in singing, dancing, and acting.  Students who have not taken ATMTC Academy technique classes may struggle with meeting the acceptance standards of the Pre-Professional Program. 

Perspective Pre-Professional company members are strongly encouraged to enroll in ATMTC Academy technique classes in ballet, jazz, tap, acting, and voice.


2017–2018 Auditions will be held on the following days and times:


July 8, 2017 (noon–3 pm)


July 30, 2017 (noon–3 pm)


August 17, 2017 (4–6 pm)

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.




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Spotlight 2015. Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography.

Company members perform in two staged productions during the year. The Winter Cabaret on the ATMTC main stage in Historic Glen Echo Park in December is an optional showcase of their vocal techniques which have been built during the first semester. A fully-produced annual revue show, Spotlight, takes place in late Spring at the conclusion of each year. In addition, company members perform in special VIP events throughout the season, as well as other master classes and performing opportunities.



The Tuition Fee for The Pre-Professional Program 2016–2017 is $3,885 for students in Grades 8-12 (5 hour program) and $3,395 for students in Grades 4–7 (4 hour program). Please note: The Tuition Fee includes additional weekday classes (three for students in Grades 8–12 and two for students in Grades 4-7) in ballet, jazz, tap, vocal performance, and acting at AMTC Academy. Attendance and minimum enrollment conditions apply.


Pre-Professional Program 2017–2018 Season Tution rates, payment schedule and payment plan options: Coming Soon!



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.



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:


See a complete list of ATMTC alumni living their dreams.


Questions?  Contact ATMTC's Program Manager,




Jordan Campbell


Nicole Martin


Steve Przybylski

Music Director, Senior Company

Paige Rammelkamp

Music Director, Junior Company

Tony Thomas