ABOUT THE COLLEGE MUSICAL THEATRE GUIDE

WHO AM I?

I went through a simplified version of this process 30 years ago, hold an undergraduate Bachelor of Music degree in Musical Theatre, a Master's degree in Secondary Education and have spent the last 20 years teaching and directing high school theatre and music. I recently led the education department at a major performing arts center in Tampa, FL, am currently back in the classroom inspiring students in the performing arts. I experienced the Acting/Musical Theatre program search process as a parent throughout the 2017-2018 and 2019-2020 school years.

 

WHY DO I DO THIS?

My passion is working with high school students as a director, theater instructor and vocal/audition/acting coach, so when the opportunity arose to help my daughter navigate the undergraduate musical theatre audition process, I approached it with some level of confidence. However, as we began the live audition leg of the journey, I found myself back in student mode. The entire process demanded more than expected as a parent. I've compiled what my daughter and I learned on this website and blog with the hope that it may be useful to parents, students and teachers alike.

 

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

My professional role allows me to provide support and resources to students and teachers of the performing arts. This site provides an opportunity to share our college audition experience, organize the information, resources, and valuable links, and make them accessible to anyone in a similar place both now and in the future.

SUZANNE LIVESAY

Audition Coach, Theater Instructor, Director,

and Mom

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