Summer Musical Theatre Institute
A unique four-week training program for ages 13-19
The 2020 dates and productions have not been announced yet. Read on for details about the 2019 conservatory.
2019 Session I
2019 Session II
The Musical Theatre Institute is designed to challenge young performers — both artistically and personally — while providing a supportive, caring environment in which to develop. Roles are open to experienced performers as well as those looking to build musical theatre skills. While the emphasis is on performance, students will also receive training in a wide variety of musical theatre disciplines during the rehearsal process, including: vocal production, acting a song, proper breathing technique, movement, building a character, ensemble acting, and movement and dance.
Location: Classes and rehearsals will be held at The Theatre Lab in downtown DC, 733 8th St NW Washington, DC (Gallery Place Metro - Red, Yellow and Green lines).
Admission: Admission to the Musical Theatre Institute for Teens is by application and audition. Applicants will be accepted on the basis of their commitment to exploring the musical theatre craft, their willingness to collaborate in a group process of discovery with other young artists, and their ability to handle the demands of the musical score. All applicants must complete a written essay expressing their interest in the program. Applicants must also prepare a musical theatre song for auditions that will be scheduled upon receipt of completed application.Due to the limited nature of our enrollment, admission is competitive. You will be contacted shortly after the application deadline to schedule an audition. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered only if space becomes available.
Tuition: Tuition for each session the Musical Theatre Institute is $1,150. Please note: If you audition and are accepted into both Alix in Wonderland and Newsies, your discounted total tuition to participate in both programs will be $2,100. Partial financial aid is available through our Work Study program. In addition, a limited number of full scholarships will be awarded annually through the Dena Kohn Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Jane Pesci-Townsend Fund for Musical Theatre Excellence. (Criteria: exceptional community involvement and financial need.)