Seminar is for students interested in theater

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) School of the Performing Arts in Westport will conduct a College Bound in the Performing Arts seminar, a crash course in performing arts degree programs for high school performers and their parents, on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. in Westport.

MTC’s program is the leading college performing arts prep program in the country, enjoying a 100% placement rate with students accepted into the nation’s most prestigious programs, including Carnegie-Mellon, Syracuse University, Northwestern University, University of Michigan, NYU-Tisch, Boston Conservatory, Ithaca College, Elon University, and many more.

The seminar, designed for students interested in pursuing an acting or musical theater degree path in college, is led by Kevin Connors, MTC co-founder and College Bound in the Performing Arts creator and coach. He brings more than 25 years of experience as a professional theater director and composer, as well as having served as adjunct professor of musical theater at several colleges, including The Hartt School of Music/University of Hartford and the University of Bridgeport.

Mr. Connors and MTC co-founder Jim Schilling have advised, coached and guided more than 60 students through the college process — selection through audition and admission. Many MTC alumni have completed or are currently enrolled in college programs and appear in Broadway shows, feature films, and commercials.

“Musical theater and acting programs have become ‘the new football’ in colleges, with more than 3,000 students auditioning for 20 freshman slots in some programs,” said Mr. Connors. “Our parents and students have told us that they can’t imagine how they would have gone through this process without our ongoing guidance and consultation.”

MTC’s College Bound in the Performing Arts Seminar outlines the performing arts college admission process from start to finish, guiding families through the many crucial elements of performing arts degrees most school or college counselors do not know, including specific information on more than 50 colleges and their specific programs, variances in training, departmental philosophies and transitions into the professional world; student profiling, identifying exactly the right programs and tracks, “college shopping” and visitation consultation, narrowing the field to final school selection, audition package creation and coaching, and developmental and strategic preparation.

Tuition for the College Bound in the Performing Arts seminar and one private consultation is $125. Students subsequently registering for the complete College Bound program have their seminar fee applied to their tuition.

The seminar is at Music Theatre of Connecticut, 246 Post Road East, Westport. For more information or to register, visit or contact Music Theatre of Connecticut at 203-454-3883.

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