Mapping The College Audition: An MTCA Podcast

Mapping The College Audition: An MTCA Podcast

ABOUT

How do you get to Broadway? Practice, practice, practice. For many professional theater artists, college is an important training ground… but everyone’s path to acceptance day is different. That is where our podcast begins. Join Charlie Murphy, actor & Director of Musical Theatre College Auditions (MTCA) as he chats with Broadway performers, college faculty members and industry pros about navigating the college audition process, earning a performing arts degree, and the role education plays in pursuing a career in the arts. Charlie will provide bonus tips and insights from 15+ years of helping theatre students conquer the college audition process. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us at mailbag@mappingthecollegeaudition.com. If you want to learn more about MTCA, you can check us out at mtcollegeauditions.com.

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EPISODES

Ep. 54 (AE): Bryce Pinkham (Tony Nom for Gentleman’s Guide) on Courting Failure

Ep. 54 (AE): Bryce Pinkham (Tony Nom for Gentleman’s Guide) on Courting Failure

In this Artist Exploration, Bryce and Charlie discuss the intricacies of Clowning, continue our discussion on the “Traps of Type”, talk about Bryce’s unique pandemic experience, and take a long hot ...
Ep. 53 (CDD): Mark Hardy (Montclair State University) on Being Present

Ep. 53 (CDD): Mark Hardy (Montclair State University) on Being Present

In this College Deep Dive, Mark and Charlie discuss Montclair’s Triple-Training structure, the Importance of being Present in your Auditions and how students are the best emissaries for their Schools If ...
Ep. 52 (AE): Joey Contreras (MT/Pop Composer) on the Process of Songwriting

Ep. 52 (AE): Joey Contreras (MT/Pop Composer) on the Process of Songwriting

In this Artist Exploration, Joey and Charlie discuss finding community, the advantages of a songwriter having acting training, Joey’s Songwriting process, and what goes into creating a musical.  If ...
Ep. 51 (CDD): Kate Arecchi (James Madison University) on the Flexibility with a BA

Ep. 51 (CDD): Kate Arecchi (James Madison University) on the Flexibility with a BA

In this College Deep Dive, Kate and Charlie discuss the flexibility that a Bachelor of Arts allows, double majoring, their non-prescreen video auditions and loving your material  Want to hear more about ...
Ep. 50 (AE): Gavin Creel (Tony Award Winner, Hello, Dolly!) on Remembering Grace

Ep. 50 (AE): Gavin Creel (Tony Award Winner, Hello, Dolly!) on Remembering Grace

In this Artist Exploration, Gavin and Charlie discuss weighing admission decisions, type, Gavin’s song writing process and his relationship with social media. Charlie and Gavin also play a rousing game ...
Ep.49 (CDD): Ricky Oliver (Hartt) on Being Human

Ep.49 (CDD): Ricky Oliver (Hartt) on Being Human

In this College Deep Dive, Ricky and Charlie discuss how the acting program and music theater program learn in tandem, professional partnership such as Hartford Stage, Goodspeed, and study abroad programs  To ...

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