Master Classes

Spend an afternoon with some of CMT’s most talented guest and resident teaching artists and directors. Learn about the audition process, how to perfect an audition song, how to make the most of a cold reading and how to stand out during a dance audition. All participants will take part in a mock audition and receive personal feedback from instructors.

 Who Can Attend?

Audition Master Classes are now offered for Rising Stars and Mainstage performers before the fall, winter and spring auditions. There’s also a special class for Junior Talents performers (aged 6 to 9) in May—just in time for their summer production auditions.

When is Class?

Sun. Sept. 10Rising StarsAge 8 - 154pm - 8pm
Sun. Dec. 10Rising StarsAge 8 - 14*4pm - 8pm
Mon. Dec. 11MainstageAge 14* - 204pm - 8pm
Sun. March 4Rising StarsAge 8-14*4pm - 8pm
Mon. May 7Rising Stars & Mainstage (split class)Age 10- 204pm - 8pm
Sat. May 19Junior TalentsAge 6 - 912:30pm - 4pm

*High school rule applies

If the class is full please Email registration@cmtsj.org with your interest!

What To Bring

  • A prepared song.
  • An accompaniment CD (with background or karaoke music) is highly encouraged but not required.
  • Wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing that they can easily move around in.
  • A water bottle.
  • A notebook.
  • A pen or pencil.

Where is Class Held?

All Audition Master Classes are held at the CMT Rehearsal Hall in Studio A.

Cost

Each Audition Master Class is $95.

Special Guest Series

CMT offers exclusive one-time-only lectures, workshops, seminars, special events and more presented by various guests artists who are currently working professionals in their field of performing arts.

Recent guest artists included Ryan Vasquez and Jennifer Gellman from the National touring production of Hamilton. Other notable guests include: Disney Theatricals producer, Thomas Schumacher, Broadway stage and film actor, Anthony Rapp, Tony nominated actor and CMT alumn Alex Brightman, Broadway composers Jason Robert Brown, and Drew Gasparini, Broadway actor and CMT alumn Aaron Albano (Cats, Newsies, mary Poppins, Wicked, Bombay Dreams, A Chorus Line)Broadway casting direcotr Rachel Hoffman (Telsey + Company), Broadway actor and choreographer Jacob Brent.

Film/TV Master Class – Sunday, January 21st

Have you ever thought about auditioning for Film/TV? Learn from a current Talent Agent who is visiting us from LA! She will coach participants one-on-one through prepared monologues, and Rising Stars auditors will have the chance to take part in cold readings. The instructor will draw from her experience as a youth/young adult talent agent to give you practical tips and advice during the Q&A session. Parents are welcome to audit.

Rising Stars (Ages 8-14*) – 1:30-3:30pm

Mainstage (Ages 14*-20) – 4:30-6:30pm

Participant – 5 spots $75 / Auditor – 20 spots $25

To secure a participant spot register as an auditor and request to participate in your conformation email.

*High school rule applies

Cancellation Policy

Registration deadlines are set for 5 p.m., one week prior to each class start date.

Cancellations requested prior to the registration deadlines are subject to a $25 processing fee. No refunds for cancellations or transfers will be honored after the registration deadlines. Check payments written with insufficient funds will be subject to a $35 fee.

To request a cancellation or transfer, contact registration@cmtsj.org. Please include: your reason for cancelling/transferring; the registrant’s name; the participant’s name; the title of the class or event; the date and time of the class or event; the age group and/or session number.