The Musical Theatre Intensive(MTI) is dedicated to providing multiple opportunities for students interested in developing their skills as musical theatre performers. We offer workshops in all areas of musical theatre performance including voice, acting, and dance, as well as performance opportunities at various events throughout the festival. There is an opportunity to audition for the MTI Scholarship Award as well as a slot in a festival
What Happens At The Festival
The scholarship auditions will take place over several days. For the first round of auditions, students should prepare two 16-bar cuts of contrasting pieces from the musical theatre repertoire (not to exceed 90 seconds). Twenty singers from the first round will advance as finalists, and will rehearse with an accompanist later that day. These finalists will perform the same 16-bar cuts from the preliminary round, plus a longer cut of a third piece selected by the nominee (total audition time cannot exceed 5 minutes). Two performers will be selected from the finalists to earn a $200 scholarship, and will perform at the closing ceremonies. One of these performers will also advance to the national festival.
Students will have several opportunities to participate in dance workshops throughout the week of the festival.
Some musical theatre performers will be nominated to participate in MTI through an associate or participating musical production. These performers are guaranteed an audition slot for the MTI Scholarship Award auditions if they register for the festival by January 2. In addition, these nominiees will rehearse a group number to perform at the Closing Ceremonies of the festival.
Students nominated by a KCACTF respondent for a musical at their school during the year will automatically have an audition slot if they register for the festival before January 2. To claim there spot, these nominees will need to register for MTI through our website via the link provided below. Musical theatre performers who are not nominated through a musical production at their school are still able to participate in MTI events at the festival, including the MTI Scholarship Award auditions. They may do so online either in advance (approximately 50 slots on a first-come, first-served basis) or at the festival (at least 20 slots, made available after opening ceremonies). Please be aware that after you have registered for MTI online, you will need to check in in person once you arrive at the festival.
MTI Scholarship Open Audition Registration
Musical Theatre Intensive
Prince George's Community College
Musical Theatre Intensive