After two years of virtual precollege programming, Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) is pleased to announce that its Musical Theatre Intensive for precollege students is back on campus in New York City for Summer 2022 with two sessions: Session I from June 26 to July 9, and Session II from July 10 to July 23. MMC’s precollege Musical Theatre Intensives provide each student with individualized coaching, as well as a supportive learning community of students and theatre professionals. The two-week program gives students the tools to analyze a script and song, make informed acting choices, use music to propel a story, and understand the techniques required to create a digital pre-screen. Based on current industry standards for both college auditions and the professional world in New York City, this summer’s instruction includes acting and vocal coaching, preparation for college auditions, daily dance, Broadway guest seminars, and Broadway shows.

What are previous students of the precollege program saying?

“The summer musical theatre intensive program at Marymount was the highlight of my summer. I made many new friends from all over the world who’ve continued to help me through the audition season. Christine Riley and Emily Clark provided us with valuable training, emphasizing the importance of telling a story through song and dance. This program solidified my passion for theatre and helped tremendously when it came to preparing audition materials. I loved every minute of it.”

MMC’s summer intensive truly changed my life. I learned so much from multiple professors during my time there and grew immensely as an actress. I experienced a taste of a true BFA Musical Theatre curriculum, and it prepared me for all my college auditions this year. MMC is a college, but also a family.” 

Where better to study musical theatre than the home of Broadway?

The precollege intensives are led by Marymount Manhattan’s Theatre Arts Department, which offers college students a rigorous program, combining training in acting, singing, and dancing with a robust liberal arts education. The curriculum prepares students for a successful professional career in the theatre industry while also providing the education needed to be a global citizen and creative changemaker. The Theatre Arts Department offers BFA degrees in Acting, Musical Theatre, Theatre Design and Technology, and Stage and Production Management. It also offers a BA Theatre Arts degree with concentrations in Directing, Writing for the Stage, Theatre and New Media, and Theatre History and Performance Texts. 

Professor Christine Riley, director of the precollege intensives, is an assistant professor of Theatre Arts at MMC and a Music Director, Vocal Coach, and Arranger in New York City.  Some recent credits include My Vaudeville Man (The York Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (National tour), Addy and Uno (The Kirk), Gemini the Musical (The Acorn), The Quiet Clock (Stage 72), Seesaw (The Connelly Theatre), and Count to Ten (Theatre at St. Clements).

This post is sponsored by Marymount Manhattan College

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