“The help in finding material was really great and all of the practice made me able to walk into my auditions feeling relaxed and as though I was adequately prepared. “
The Long Center’s College Audition Program (CAP) offers high school students rigorous preparation for the college audition process.
The Long Center’s College Audition Program (CAP) is carefully structured to offer students and their families individualized consultation, training, and practical preparation for their musical theatre college auditions, the program grows in intensity as senior year approaches.
Program directors Ginger Morris and Adam Roberts are thrilled to bring to CAP a combined 30 years of experience training high school students for college auditions. Former students have attended such prestigious schools as The Boston Conservatory, Carnegie Mellon, CCM, Elon, Ithaca, Juilliard, Millikin, NYU, OCU, OU, Pace, Rider, Texas State, UT, Webster, and more. This program is specifically designed to prepare and guide students and their families through the audition process.
In their junior year, students receive fourteen individually-tailored sessions in voice and acting as they explore potential audition material for the following year. In their senior year, students receive twenty private coaching sessions to fine-tune the monologues and songs they’ll present to college auditors. The CAP experience culminates in February of each year when seniors travel to Chicago Unified auditions to share their audition packages with various schools.
Some testimonials from alumni:
“The one on one sessions were the best for getting familiar with my pieces, and the prescreen filming was also great, I have never filmed a prescreen before so having someone who had there with me was great.”
“[Unifieds was] way less stressful than I thought! It was the best audition practice I’ve ever had; having to do one after the next and be prepared and confident. It changed my whole perspective on auditions.”
“Ginger Morris, [and] Adam, as well as the other mentors, were so amazing to be around . . . to feel [the] support and guidance that was given [to] us was absolutely WONDERFUL.”
14 One-on-One Coaching Sessions
1 30-Minute Personalized Consultations
Individualized College Audition Repertoire Recommendations
10 Hours of Group Class
Junior Year Tuition: $1025.00
20 One-on-One Coaching Sessions
2 30-Minute Personalized Consultations
12 Hours of Group Class
Individualized College Audition Repertoire Selection
Director-Chaperoned Trip to Chicago Unified Auditions*
Senior Year Tuition: $1325.00
*Not Covered in Tuition Cost
After registration, a schedule will be arranged based on individual schedules and grade levels.
Private Instruction is scheduled in 90-minute blocks on Sundays from 1-7pm. Group classes are held once a month on Fridays. Juniors attend classes from 6:30-9pm. Seniors attend from 7-9:30pm. Consultations will be scheduled on an individual basis.
SAMPLE SCHEDULE FROM LAST YEAR – NEW SCHEDULE COMING SOON!
Friday September 16 Group Class
Sunday September 18 Individual Lessons
Sunday September 25 Individual Lessons
Sunday October 2 Individual Lessons
Friday October 14 Group Class
Sunday October 16 Individual Lessons
Sunday Nov 6 Individual Lessons
Friday November 18 Group Class
Sunday Nov 20 Individual Lessons
Sunday Dec 11 Individual Lessons
Friday December 16 Group Class
Tuesday Jan 24 Seniors Only
Sunday Jan 29 Seniors Only
Monday Jan 30 Mock Auditions
Tuesday Jan 31 Cabaret
Thursday Feb 2 Group Class for Unifieds Prep
February 7-11 *Chicago Unifieds