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Ep. 15 (AE): Ryan Quinn (Whorl Inside a Loop) on MFAs and Following your Bliss

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In this Artist Exploration, Charlie discusses some paths that are not BFA-MT arrows pointed straight at the Broadway Bulls eye. As we know (and will continue to explore), there are a lot of different ways to reach that goal of success, and a lot of versions of what success looks like for different artists.

Ryan and Charlie chat about getting a MFA and a BA, finding and following bliss, failure, resilience and how access has made the world smaller. 

If you would like to hear more from Ryan, check him out at @ryanallenquinn on Instagram. To see Ryan’s most recent directing credits visit Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s website to purchase tickets for The Tempest or visit Arc Stages to purchase tickets for The Mountain Top. 

If you have any questions about the college audition process, feel free to reach out at mailbag@mappingthecollegeaudition.com. If you’re interested in working with MTCA for help with your individualized preparation for your College Audition journey, please check us out at mtcollegeauditions.com, or on Instagram or Facebook. 

About MTCA: 

Musical Theater College Auditions (MTCA) is the leader in coaching acting and musical theater students through the college audition process and beyond with superlative results. MTCA has assembled a roster of expert artist-educators who can guide students artistically, organizationally, strategically, and psychologically through the competitive college audition process. MTCA provides the tools, resources, and expertise along with a vast and strong support system. They train the unique individual, empowering the artist to bring their true, authentic self to their work. MTCA believes that by helping students reveal their potential it allows each school to connect with those who are truly right for their programs, which in turn guides each student toward their best college fit. 

About Charlie Murphy: 

Charlie is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s BFA program. As an Actor he has performed with theaters such as: NY Public Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Park”, The Pearl Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Kinetic Theatre Company, and the Shakespeare Theatre of DC.

With MTCA [Musical Theater College Auditions — mtca.nyc], he has been helping prospective theatre students through the college process for over 15 years. As a Teacher and Director, he is able to do a few of his favorite things in life: help students to find their authentic selves as artists, and then help them find their best fit for their collegiate journey. Through this podcast, he hopes to continue that work as well as help demystify this intricate process.

This episode was produced by Meghan Cordier and Charlie Murphy. Episode theme music is created by Will Reynolds. 

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