New York City students can learn tips for college auditions through online musical theater program


New York City students who are looking to pursue musical theater in college will have a shot at getting feedback from musical theater professionals in a new online training program.

Broadway Dreams is hosting ZOOMIFIEDS, a new mentor-driven musical theater training that aims to give students a leg up on the college audition process. The program will take place from Wednesday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 16. Participating colleges include New York City’s own Manhattan School of Music and Pace University.

“For years now, Broadway Dreams has worked closely with the brilliant educators who are responsible for some of the nation’s top college and university musical theater programs to offer our students unique access and information through Broadway Dreams University,” said Broadway Dreams Co-Founder and President, Annette Tanner. “We are incredibly thrilled to have assisted countless students and parents navigate the daunting college audition process and we are proud of the tremendous acceptance rate for Broadway Dreams students across the country.”

ZOOMIFIEDS classes and seminars for students will cover a wide range of topics, including how to master pre-recorded and live-streamed auditions in the age of COVID19, college audition monologues, dance calls, and image and styling tips. For parents, the program will provide round table conversations with representatives from participating universities; parent-to-parent panels, and seminars by renowned college audition coach, Mary Anna Dennard, and Leayne Dempsey from WeAreTheatreMajor.com.

The last two days of the program will students a chance to participate in a mock audition and receive feedback from the Broadway Drams faculty and faculty from participating colleges.

A sample schedule for ZOOMIFIEDS is available on the Broadway Dreams website. Tuition for the program is available in three tiers:

  • Option 1: For rising high school juniors and seniors only for $299, includes access to all seminars and classes, parent Q&A’s, a
    comprehensive digital handbook, and the opportunity to participate in a mock audition;
  • Option 2: For students 13 and up for $199, includes access to all seminars and classes, parent
    Q&A’s, and a comprehensive digital handbook; and
  • Option 3: For rising high school juniors and seniors only for $99, includes access to the comprehensive digital handbook and the opportunity to participate in a mock audition.

“As the world around us changes, we have decided to reinvent our college audition workshop and we are excited to launch ZOOMIFIEDS. I am honored to host the program along with my co-creator and fellow Broadway veteran, Christopher J. Hanke,” said Broadway Dreams Creative Education Director Matthew Scott. “This newly invigorated digital program is designed to give students and parents insider knowledge while giving them direct access to representatives from the schools of their dreams, and the tools they need to succeed.”

Registration is required and space is limited. For more information on Broadway Dreams or to register for ZOOMIFIEDS, visit www.broadwaydreams.org/programs.