Musical Theatre Initiative (MTI) 2017-05-30T07:01:47+00:00

Welcome Musical Theatre Performers

The MusicaI Theatre Initiative is dedicated to providing multiple opportunities for students interested in developing their skills as musical performers.  We offer workshops in all areas including voice, acting and dance.  There is an opportunity to audition for our MTI Scholarship Award as well as a slot in a festival favorite, our late night cabaret.

What Happens at the Festival

Students will have an opportunity to participate in several musical theatre workshops scheduled on each day of the festival.  Some of these will have limited availability and are on a first-come, first served basis.

The scholarship auditions will take place over a 3 day period. In the first round of auditions, students should prepare 32 bars of a song from the musical theatre repertoire (not to exceed 2 minutes).

Twenty singers from the first round will be selected and will rehearse with an accompanist later that day. These finalists will audition with two full songs (not to exceed 5 minutes) for a panel of selectors from the musical theatre industry. The two performers selected will each earn a $200 scholarship.

The students awarded scholarships will perform their songs at the closing ceremonies on Saturday, January 16th.

Ten students who did not advance to the final auditions will also be chosen to perform in the late night Cabaret.  They will have an opportunity to rehearse with an accompanist prior to that event.

Audition Process

All music must be live. Students must bring sheet music copied clearly with all notes visible and secured in a binder with the 32 bars you will perform clearly marked. An accompanist will be provided. You may not use your own accompanist.

An informative workshop for the initial scholarship audition will be offered after registration of all performers is complete.

Round 1 – 32 bars (2 minutes maximum)
Round 2 – 2 full songs (5 minutes maximum)

How to Register

MTI registrations will occur both online (80 slots on a first come first served basis) and as a lottery (20 additional slots also first come first served) to be announced at the opening of Festival 49.

There will be a $5.00 fee for all MTI participants to help defray accompanist fees.

MTI Scholarship Audition Registration

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For More Information, Contact

Mel Michele
Mel MicheleMusical Theatre Initiative
Clarion University
Tommy Iafrate
Tommy IafrateMusical Theatre Initiative
Binghamton University