Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Musical Theatre Workshop
What is the Texas Musical Theatre Workshop?
The Texas Musical Theatre Workshop is a summer musical theatre intensive for high school students taught by performing and teaching artists from Broadway, Los Angeles, and everywhere in between. We celebrate your current skills and show you how to take them to the next level, building the knowledge and confidence you need to help you stand out at auditions.
What happens in a typical day at TXMTW?
The TXMTW summer intensive combines a core set of studio and master classes taught by Broadway and musical theatre industry professionals. All classes divide our student artists into smaller groups that focus on acting, singing, dancing, and auditioning skills, culminating in the Portfolio Showcase for family and friends on the final day of the Workshop.
Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout each week, with additional activities and opportunities scheduled most evenings between 7 and 9 p.m.
TXMTW also includes a headshot photo shoot for every camper and information sessions on preparing resumes and filming effective pre-screening auditions, plus opportunities for one-on-one voice and audition rep coaching.
“Just For Fun” activities include the annual Tony Awards Red Carpet Party where student artists and staff watch the awards show on a huge screen, “Musical Theatre Olympics” (fun games testing MT knowledge), movie nights (musicals, of course) with popcorn and sodas, attending a live musical theatre performance at a local venue, and Cabaret Night (“open mic”).
View our schedule page for a detailed breakdown of a typical day at TXMTW.
What are the age requirements?
You must have completed your freshman year of high school by the beginning of the TXMTW summer musical theatre intensive, but if you are a graduating senior, we want you to come, too! You’ll definitely benefit from this intense training and experience regardless of where you’re attending college.
What are the qualifications to be accepted into the Texas Musical Theatre Workshop summer musical theatre intensive?
Students attending the TXMTW summer musical theatre intensive should possess a serious interest in musical theatre performance and a strong desire to receive pre-professional training from college faculty and top Broadway and industry artists. We don’t require an audition — we teach you how to successfully audition!
How many students are accepted?
The TXMTW summer musical theatre intensive is limited to the first 72 students who register. Students are split into smaller groups for studio and master classes.
How do I get accepted?
Secure your spot in TXMTW by paying a deposit and registering your name, email, mailing address, and the high school you attend.
When will I find out if I am accepted into the Texas Musical Theatre Workshop?
Once we receive your deposit, you’ll receive a confirmation of your enrollment.
What is the cost?
To continue providing the best value to our participants, TXMTW is changing our location and exploring new ways to keep our summer intensive training with Broadway professionals affordable. Sign up for email updates on our homepage to hear what’s in store for TXMTW 2019. We’ll send you monthly updates as our plans for next summer become solidified.
Are scholarships available?
We are not able to offer scholarships at this time; however, we encourage students to request funding for this experience through their local high school’s PTA or booster organization. The TXMTW Producing Artistic Director will be happy to write letters in support of scholarship applicants or more fully discuss the program with PTA or school officials.
What paperwork has to be completed before the program?
Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a form to complete that more fully tells us about you and your training and experience. Later in the spring you’ll receive a comprehensive camp information packet including forms to complete and return relating to your emergency contact, food and other allergies, health insurance information, etc.