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.
Recreational activities include the annual Tony Awards Red Carpet Party where student artists and staff watch the awards show on a huge screen, underground (“in the dark”) bowling at the Texas Union, “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, we will send you a form to complete that more fully tells us about you and your training and experience.
What is the cost?
All-inclusive tuition (housing at The University of Texas plus all meals and scheduled classes and activities) for this two-week summer musical theatre intensive is $2,750. For Austin-area commuter students not staying on campus, the cost is $2,250, and students purchase or bring their own meals. A non-refundable $1,000 deposit is required upon registration. The remaining balance must be made on or before April 9, 2018.
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.
What are the housing and dining details?
TXMTW students spend their two-week stay at a UT dorm - air-conditioned residential complexes such as Jester or San Jacinto - with mail and onsite food service, a campus store and many other features to meet their basic needs. Depending on the dorm, bathrooms may be private or community, and students will share a room with a fellow TXMTW student artist.
Students will be accompanied and supervised at all times by TXMTW Interns who are college students working under the supervision of the TXMTW Residential Director.
Meals are served cafeteria-style/all-you-care-to-eat and are designed to accommodate students’ eating preferences including vegetarians, vegans and those with food allergies to nuts, gluten and lactose.