The MTCA Experience


OPEN CALL AUDITION: Students are led through a traditional Broadway open call audition by award-winning Music Directors and Choreographers.  Students audition for the opportunity to be cast to star in our Closing Production Number. All schools will be represented.

GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION: Schools and students have the opportunity to present a variety of categories for adjudication and feedback.  

ON STAGE ADJUDICATION: Groups receive an onstage workshop of their performance. 

MULTIPLE MASTER CLASS OPPORTUNITIES: Multiple Master Classes are offered throughout the day.

DIRECT FROM BROADWAY PERFORMERS AND TEACHING ARTISTS: We will be announcing our special Broadway guest teachers in the coming months.

INTERACTIVE FUN FOR STUDENTS: Students are encouraged to meet and have fun during breaks from the competition. Theatre games, laughter, and engaging with one another are a part of what makes the MTCA experience special!

PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS: Chaperones and Directors are invited to meet and network with other professionals in your industry!

BROADWAY CALIBER FINALE PERFORMANCE: MTCA concludes with Broadway Closing Production Number featuring students cast from Cattle call audition, judges awards, and more!

MTCA AWARDS CEREMONY: Awards are presented in all Categories including Individual, Group, Triple Threat, and Sweepstakes Awards. 

* talent/performance, locations, and dates subject to change.


College planning workshop

The College Fit 

Directors, Parents, and Students are invited to this engaging workshop! 

MTCA welcomes The College Fit to MTCA 2022.

With over twenty years of experience in college admission counseling, The College Fit provides unparalleled individualized service. From the customization of a comprehensive 4-year plan to the intricacies of a performance, portfolio, or other specialized application processes, we will work with students and families to present the strongest applicant possible to the institutions that will be the best fit. We provide individual guidance to students and families through the entire college application process.

Introducing Trina Hartman, M.S. 

I have been in education for 30 years, a high school counselor for over 20. In 2000, I earned a Master’s Degree from the University of La Verne in School Counseling. I spent the next 21 years in a career counseling high school students through academic trials and successes as well as through college application processes ranging from community college to top tier universities and military academies. In 2020 I earned a certificate in College Admissions Counseling from UC Berkeley Extension. While I enjoyed working at a high school as the Director of Counseling, upon introspection, I found that the passion and love that I have for providing guidance to students and families is much better served working independently. I am not only able to give the time and attention that each student and family deserve, but I am also able to give time to students who may not have the availability of college counseling resources.

I am currently located in North Orange County, California, and live with my husband and two children, one a recent college graduate and a current law school student. 

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“We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the competition. My students will remember this experience forever! MTCA was exactly what I was looking for for my students. You can bet we’ll return next year.”

~ Linda Kullmann, Director - Coronado Middle School Coronado, CA

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