July 23, 2022
through July 24, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Ripley Grier Studios
305 West 38th St - NYC
Fee: $395
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Join us for a two day program that will help prepare our students for the college audition season! Get all your questions answered, learn what material works best for you and how to best showcase yourself for your college auditions.

Dates & Times:
Saturday, July 23 – 10AM- 6PM
Sunday, July 24 – 10AM – 6PM
Ages/Grades: High School Juniors & Seniors
Location: Ripley Grier Studios – 305 West 38th St.
Cost: $395

ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com and Broadway Workshop are joining forces again to share their highly informed take on preparing for college musical theatre auditions. Over the course of two days, the authors of Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions –teaching artists David Sisco (voice teacher and vocal coach) and Laura Josepher (director and audition coach) – along with Broadway Workshop Director Marc Tumminelli, will lead students through the entire audition process, from cutting and preparing audition material to the myriad details students often overlook  (e.g. finding your essence, how to research and assess programs, and prepare for interviews).

Each student will receive individual coaching in a masterclass setting in both acting and singing, additional feedback through two mock auditions, and share a session with their parents on how to all be on the same page during the busy audition season. David and Laura will also moderate a conversation with faculty from a handful of exceptional musical theatre programs, giving students an opportunity to better understand what colleges and institutions are looking for. 

This workshop will uncover many of the small details that make for a successful college audition season. Each student will receive their own newly-updated copy for David and Laura’s book Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions: Sound Advice for the Student, Teacher, and Parent in advance of this workshop.

Students and parents will also be part of a special Q&A with our teaching team as well as guests from top college musical theater programs! This workshop is only opened to a total of 16 students.

What you will need:

ONE – Contemporary Monologue (2 Minutes or under from a published play)

TWO – Songs (16 Bar Ballad and 32 Bar Up Tempo, contrasting in style)

In order for our teaching artist to be ready to give you the best feedback possible, we are asking each registered student to create a simple Pre-screen video package. Students will need to provide Broadway Workshop with links to video pre-screens for this workshop. The pre-screens must include one 2-minute age-appropriate contemporary monologue and two songs (16-bar ballad and one 32-bar up-tempo) of differing styles that showcase the student’s vocal ability. This prescreen will solely be used by the teachers to assess the student and tailor the workshop experience to their particular strengths and needs. Registered students will receive a link with more workshop info and a form to upload their video pre-screen.

Our Teaching Artists

ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com is run by David Sisco (Founder & President) and Laura Josepher (Vice President of Business Development). David is a voice teacher currently on faculty at NYU Steinhardt. He frequently teaches masterclasses and workshops around the country and internationally. In addition, he music directs and is an award-winning composer, whose work has been heard at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Laura is an active director, dramaturg, and audition coach whose credits include Off-Broadway and regional plays and musicals, including several new works. Together, David and Laura wrote Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions: Sound Advice for the Student, Teacher, and Parent, available on Amazon, and Performing in Contemporary Musicals, published by Routledge Press this Spring. davidsisco.com laurajosepher.com