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Theatre Conservatory

The Theatre Conservatory at Montverde Academy is an intense training program for acting, musical theatre, directing, and technical theatre. Students will master performing arts advanced techniques that provides a foundation which builds versatility to perform in every aspect of theatre while gaining hands-on experience through five or more productions a year.

Students can choose a specialized path in Conservatory with tracks in Theatre, Musical Theatre or Technical Theatre. By combining dynamic acting, voice and movement training with hands-on technical experience, students are empowered to grow and advance their art and ideas. Our training teaches students to not merely act a theatrical role, but to live it. Command of intense emotions like terror, ecstasy and grief, provides students with the power to hush a crowded theatre and comic skills to fill it with laughter. In addition, studying behind-the-scenes skills like set design and lighting, builds a technical portfolio.

We support students with an energized community of working professional artists and designers who share their expertise, experiences, and passion for the art of theatre. Our faculty, staff and students work toward a common goal of creating an environment that encourages artistic, intellectual and personal growth.

How to Audition

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  • All Conservatory Applicants

    Auditions for the 2020-2021 school year are being conducted online.

    All students must complete and submit an admission application with supporting documents to the Admission Office in addition to a completed audition application. No student may audition until both completed applications are received. All students must demonstrate sight reading skills and audition in appropriate attire: smart business wear for both men and women. Theatre Conservatory auditions also require a dance call and appropriate dancewear must be worn. Music may be submitted in advance, well-marked copies may be brought to the audition, or you may bring your own accompanist.
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  • Acting

    • Submit a current headshot
    • Prepare two contrasting one-minute monologues
    • Two recommendations from prior director and/or English or drama teachers
  • Musical Theatre

    • Submit a current headshot
    • Prepare one monologue and one musical theatre song
    • Two recommendations from a prior director and/or English or drama teachers
  • Technical Theatre

    • Prepare for one 10-minute interview
    • Present a portfolio of any previous experience in tech or creative artwork
    • Two recommendations from a prior director and/or English or drama teachers

Meet our instructors

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  • Photo of Dean Bell

    Dean Bell 

    Director of Arts
    407-469-2561 x3501
  • Photo of Roberta Emerson

    Roberta Emerson 

    Upper School - Theatre Arts Director
    407-469-2561 x3503
  • Photo of Mike McMahen

    Mike McMahen 

    Technical Director - Theatre
  • Photo of Adrian Wright-Ahern

    Adrian Wright-Ahern 

    Upper School/Middle School Theatre Arts
    407-469-2561 x3219

Your path has never been more clear.

Our program encourages thespian talents to bring out values such as focus, discipline, trust, and critical thinking analysis. These values are the goals that the Montverde Academy Theatre Conservatory strives to instill in every student. MATC provides a far-reaching, challenging, and innovative path to success in higher learning and beyond.

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