College Audition Program


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 specifically designed to prepare and guide students and their families through the college audition process using individualized consultation, specialized training, and practical preparation.

CAP participants will receive a variety of personalized songs and monologues (carefully chosen for their specific personalities and particular schools’ audition requirements), individual and group coaching that focuses on the performative aspects of auditioning, and a series of classes focused entirely on preparing them for “re-directs” and interviews.

New to CAP this year, our students will also participate in periodic mock dance auditions, and have the opportunity to add private dance lessons and/or choreography for pre-screen videos (for an additional cost).

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Program directors Ginger Morris and Adam Roberts, joined by musical director John Henderson and choreographer/dance instructor Sara Burke, 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.

Alumni Testimonials

“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.”

Program Breakdown

“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.”

In their Junior year, students will receive fourteen individually-tailored sessions in voice and acting as they explore potential audition material for the following year. CAP training will increase in intensity as senior year approaches and includes observing the seniors as they prepare for their auditions in order to help make the experience less daunting when it’s their turn.

In their Senior year, students will receive private coaching sessions to fine-tune their chosen audition monologues and songs. They will also be advised on other aspects of the audition process, including: headshots, resumes, essays, preparing necessary spreadsheets, managing timelines, and recording pre-screen videos.

The CAP experience culminates in February of each year when seniors travel to Chicago Unified Auditions to share their audition packages with various schools. To help prepare and gain confidence for this experience, seniors will undergo multiple mock auditions with local business leaders, board members, and theatre professionals, and will take part in a final cabaret performance.

Junior Year

Individualized College Audition Repertoire Recommendations
One-on-One Coaching Sessions
Group Classes (Songs, Monologues, Mock Dance Calls)
Junior Year Tuition: $1,025.00

Senior Year

Individualized College Audition Repertoire Selection
One-on-One Coaching Sessions
Personalized Consultations
Group Classes (Songs, Monologues, Mock Dance Calls)
Mock Unifieds Audition
CAPbaret Performance
Director-Chaperoned Trip to Chicago Unified Auditions*
Senior Year Tuition: $1,325.00

*Not Covered in Tuition Cost

2018–19 Schedule

Please note: dates and times may change after registration ends based on individual needs and school requirements.