2020 GAHSMTA Training Scholarships Announced

Each year, the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards give out thousands of dollars in training scholarships from organizations across the area to outstanding participating students. And though this year’s Awards have gone virtual (join us Sunday, May 31st at 7:30pm), there are still scholarships to be announced!

The Scholarship Committee has thoroughly reviewed all applications for this year, and recipients have been selected. So let’s get to it!

Receiving the 2020 GAHSMTA Training Scholarship from the Long Center’s College Audition Program is… ERICA CORTINA from Weiss High School!

Erika’s scholarship includes full tuition for the CAP program, as well as general college application support and writing assistance from Dr. Susan Ansorge.


At CAP, Austin-area high school students take their theatre careers to the next level. Individualized consultation, specialized training, and practical preparation help students gain the skills and confidence to tackle the college audition process. The program culminates in a group trip to Chicago’s Unified Auditions.

Former students have attended such prestigious schools as The Boston Conservatory, Carnegie Mellon, CCM, Millikin, DePaul, USC, Boston University, UNCSA, OU, and so many more.

Congratulations to the CAP class of 2020 on your college commitments!

Josh Nett DePaul, Acting
Evan Vines Carnegie Mellon, Acting
Hannah Sedlacek Pepperdine University, Musical Theatre
Maryanna Tollemache Malloy College/CAP 21, Musical Theatre
Cassie Martin Pace, Acting
Jordan Williams Pace, Musical Theatre
Colette Phillips Millikin University, Musical Theatre
Roselyn Gray AMDA, Acting
Justin Duggan Roosevelt University, Acting
Abigail Storm Ball State University, Musical Theatre
Abbie Brown Long Island University Post, Musical Theatre
Breckin Murphy Texas Tech University, Musical Theatre

Receiving the 2020 GAHSMTA Training Scholarship from Texas Arts Project is… CHRISTIAN BROWN from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School!


The sleepaway training camp is on pause this year, but that doesn’t stop Texas Arts Project. The TAP team is taking training online with On TAP, a virtual intensive focused on private coaching plus building and clarifying your online presence as a performer and a professional.

Learn about On TAP‘s online curriculum, and hear from instructors like Sara BurkeAdam RobertsSheri Sanders, and more.

Receiving the 2020 GAHSMTA Training Scholarships from Zach Theatre’s Pre-Professional Company are… MCKENLEE WILSON & HELENA LAING


The ZACH Theatre Pre-Professional Company (PPC) is an audition-based program for serious students looking for a professional training experience in Musical Theatre. PPC students study year-round in a conservatory-style structure.

Congratulations 2020 training scholarship recipients! Best of luck on your next adventure!

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