Musical Theatre Festivals Educational Foundation

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Musical Theatre Festivals Educational Foundation

Musical Theatre Festivals Educational Foundation was founded with a mission to support students pursuing musical theatre educational opportunities, gather resources in support of musical theatre education and, raise funds in support of students who desire to attend Musical Theatre Competitions of America. 

About Musical Theatre Competitions of America.

MTCA provides an opportunity for students to experience the transformative power of Musical Theatre! Students experience a professional “Open Call” Broadway audition process, perform on stage in a professional theatrical venue, compete individually for professional adjudicators who offer constructive feedback, an opportunity to watch and support other performers, attend exciting masterclasses, and make impactful connections with other Musical Theatre students from around the country.

What Makes MTCA different?

MTCA wrote the book on educational Musical Theatre Competitions with over 15 years of experience and excellence empowering performers across the country.

MTCA Adjudicators:

Our adjudicators are qualified theater professionals, college professors, industry professionals, & casting directors. Each performer and group receive an intensive and positive clinic directly after the presentation. This allows participants to grow and learn as performers in a supportive and meaningful way. Students preparing for upcoming show auditions, college, or professional auditions will come away with tangible feedback that will elevate their performances.

MTCA Groups Perform in a Theatrical Venue.

MTCA focuses on giving students the opportunity to experience the magic of live theatre. MTCA is held in a Premiere theatrical venue, allowing performers the true experience of performing on stage.

MTCA is Educationally Based.

MTCA is an educationally-based theatre festival aligning with the National Core Arts curriculum and adjudicated by theatre professionals dedicated to educating performers and growing arts education.

MTCA is where students learn the power of preparation. Preparation, persistence, and resilience are traits that not only impact performance; they enhance every aspect of a student’s life. Understanding that success is directly related to preparation, MTCA offers students something positive to prepare for! In recreating the high-pressure stakes of a professional audition, performers leave with the tools they need to handle the stress and pressure they will encounter throughout their performing career and beyond.

Students experience the power of performance and stagecraft.

Students can perform Solos, Duets, Monologues, Musical Theatre Dance, and showcase their stagecraft in Make-up / Hair Design, Set Design, and Costume Design.

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"The Musical Theatre Competitions of America provide valuable experiences for youth to study the world of musical theatre. MTCA's coaches and adjudicators care for the youth who are involved in the process." 

Gai Laing Jones
President of Educational Theatre Association (EdTA),  National Board Member of Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF),  MTCA Adjudicator, CETA Executive Board, DTASC Advocacy Director, SAG/AFTRA Member

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