Musical Theatre Intensive

Summer 2024 Musical Theater Intensives

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

Take part in the MMC Summer Academy’s Musical Theatre Intensive for rising high school juniors and seniors and hone your skills in the heart of New York City.

Applications and dates for Summer 2024 will be posted by November 15.


About the Program

Summer Academy Musical Theatre Program The Musical Theatre Program, conducted in person, provides each student with individualized coaching, as well as a supportive learning community of students and theatre professionals.

The two-week program will give students the tools to analyze a script and song, make informed acting choices, use music to propel the 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 the following:

  • College audition prep. Faculty will:
    • Choose appropriate material for each individual student.
    • Give acting and vocal coaching – both individually and in a group setting.
    • Work with students on self-tape techniques.
    • Prepare students for in-person and virtual college auditions.
    • Offer tips on the college audition process, including timelines, what to look for, how to prepare, and how to stay organized.
  • Daily Dance warm-up.
  • Musical Theatre History.
  • Music Fundamentals and Musical Analysis.
  • MMC alumni panel discussion.
  • MMC current student panel discussion.
  • Broadway guest seminars.
  • Optional private voice lessons.
  • Attend Broadway shows as a group.
  • Final showing for friends and family.
For more information, contact Professor Riley at
Please Note: Due to the short-term (2 weeks) and non-degree-seeking academic nature of these summer programs we cannot accept international students into these programs

Program Dates

Intensive I   06/25-07/08, 2023 (inclusive of move-in and move-out) Session one is no longer accepting applications.

Intensive II   07/09-07/22, 2023 (inclusive of move-in and move-out)

Time: On weekdays during the program, students are expected to be available each day for class sessions, and will also require additional time to complete homework.

Final Performance: We will have a final performance for family and friends on the last Friday of each program.

Program Cost 

Tuition $3350
Housing $1100
Meal Plan $50
Optional Private Voice Lessons (OPV) ($200) optional 
Total $4500  ($4700 with OPV))
Dining Dollars/Food/Transportation

The Dining Dollars plan is required for all students participating in a Summer Academy Program. The meal plan is a declining balance card that can be used at the MMC cafeteria located at 221 East 71st Street. The hours of operation for summer 2023 will be available in April. Evening and weekend food service is not available. Participants will have $50 in Dining Dollars available on their ID Card for use at the MMC cafeteria. Unused Dining Dollars are non-refundable.

There are also grocery stores, delis, and restaurants located near both the 55th Street residence hall and the main campus located at 221 East 71 st . Students should plan to have, at a minimum, an additional $250 available for meals and other personal costs. This budget will vary depending on each student’s individual needs. The estimated budget for transportation is $75.00. These costs are not included in the program cost.

Vaccination Policy

MMC Summer Academy Program COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements 

Participants in any MMC summer academy program must be at least 16 years of age by the start date of the program they are applying to. Accepted students must be fully vaccinated and will be required to submit proof of such vaccination upon acceptance into the program. New York City does not allow for vaccination exemptions for anyone using indoor public spaces, including dance studios and theaters. Accepted students will be provided with instructions on how to submit their COVID-19 vaccination records at the time of acceptance.