College Audition Program

“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, joined by Juilliard graduate/Broadway veteran, Nick Mayo, 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.

Register now for the College Audition Program ›

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.”

CAP Breakdown

 Junior Year

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

Senior Year

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, the schedule will be adjusted and solidified based on individual schedules and school requirements.


2017-18 Schedule (Subject to change)

Event Weekday Date Start time End time
CAP – Group and Parents Friday 9/15/2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
CAP (25 minute ind. sessions) Sunday 9/17/2017 1:00 PM 10:00 PM
CAP (Group Class – All) Friday 9/29/2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
CAP (4 people per 1.5 hours) Sunday 10/1/2017 1:00 PM 10:00 PM
CAP (4 people per 1.5 hour block) Sunday 10/8/2017 1:00 PM 10:00 PM
CAP (Group Class – All) Friday 10/13/2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
CAP (Round 1 – Senior Pre-Screens – 2 per hour) Sunday 10/15/2017 1:00 PM 10:00 PM
CAP (4 people per 1.5 hours) Sunday 10/29/2017 1:00 PM 10:00 PM
CAP (Round 2 – Senior Pre-Screens – 2 per hour) Sunday 11/5/2017 1:00 PM 10:00 PM
CAP (Group Class – All) Friday 11/10/2017 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Sr Parent Phone Consultations (15 min per family) Sunday 11/12/2017 1:00 PM 5:00 PM
CAP (4 per 1.5 hour) Sunday 12/10/2017 1:00 PM 10:00 PM
CAP (Group Class – All) Friday 12/15/2017 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
CAP (possible TBD added class) Saturday 12/16/2017 2:00 PM 7:00 PM
CAP (Seniors Only – others may observe) Tuesday 1/23/2018 6:30 PM 10:00 PM
CAP (Seniors Only – others may observe) Sunday 1/28/2018 5:00 PM 10:00 PM
CAP (Prep for mock auditions – Seniors Only) Monday 1/29/2018 6:30 PM 10:00 PM
CAP (Sr Mock Auditions – others observe) Tuesday 1/30/2018 6:30 PM 10:00 PM
CAP (Sr Cabaret) Wednesday 1/31/2018 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
*Unifieds – Chicago Sunday 2/4/2018 through Thursday 2/8/2018