Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse is Site of The 2023 College Audition Conservatory Monday, June 12, 2023
“We’re excited to welcome The College Audition Conservatory to the Pittsburgh Playhouse for the first time. This is an unparalleled opportunity for students to learn the fine art of auditioning from professionals in the field."
Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse will host The 2023 College Audition Conservatory July 8-16 on campus. This eight-day college audition preparatory intensive features masterclasses, workshops, seminars and mock auditions for students and parents.
“We’re excited to welcome The College Audition Conservatory to the Pittsburgh Playhouse for the first time,” said Garfield Lemonius, dean of the Conservatory of Performing Arts and artistic director of the Playhouse. “This is an unparalleled opportunity for students to learn the fine art of auditioning from professionals in the field."
Previously hosted only in Orlando and Miami, the 2023 College Audition Conservatory provides 100 students from all over the country with eight days of programming, featuring instructors from top musical theatre programs in the country. At the end of the week, an additional 25 universities will join the program for the mock auditions.
This year’s Conservatory also provides the opportunity for students to experience a day-in-the-life of a college musical theatre student, as they will be interacting with and utilizing the facilities of the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Tim Evanicki, president of The College Audition, the parent company of The Conservatory, said the auditioning process can be a difficult one for students and parents.
“In addition to professional training, our program also offers support and expert help to students and parents, including roundtable discussions, financial aid seminars and a workshop with a clinical psychotherapist to help students and families move through the audition process with comfort and confidence,” Evanicki said.
In addition to college faculty members, students will have the opportunity to experience a workshop with Tony-award winning Broadway and television legend Faith Prince, and evening performances on the stage of the PNC Theatre at The Pittsburgh Playhouse including RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Mrs. Kasha Davis and Darienne Lake.
Plans are underway to expand the program at Point Park for next year by adding a track for non-musical theatre students who are pursuing a degree in acting.