Audition Master Classes

Audition Classes with Children's Musical Theater San Jose
The Ultimate Audition Training
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. Audition Master Classes are held prior to each Mainstage and Rising Stars audition.

Who Can Attend?

Audition Master Classes are offered for Rising Stars and Mainstage performers (ages 8-20) twice a year, in September and May.  There’s also a special class for Junior Talents performers (ages 6-9) in May, just in time for their summer production auditions.

When is Class?

Monday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us Monday, September 15 for ages 8-15 with instructors Tony Panighetti and Mary Theresa Capriles. Tony, or “Mr. Tony” to many CMT campers and students, is a resident artist from Starting Arts and has been a theater arts teacher and performer for a dozen years. He has performed throughout California and on the high seas through Alaska, Canada, Europen and the Bahamas. He was CMT's director of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown in 2007. CMT alumnae, Mary Theresa, has been dancing since the age of three and was trained in classical ballet from the Royal Academy of Dance and the San Francisco Ballet. You might have remembered seeing Mary Theresa in CMT Marquee productions of Chicago and Tarzan. Sign up for this incredibly enriching class!


What To Bring
Students should have a prepared song to sing. An accompaniment CD (with background or karaoke music) is highly encouraged. Students are asked to wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing that they can easily move around in. They should also plan to bring a water bottle, a notebook, and pen or pencil to take notes.

Where is Class Held?
All Audition Master Classes are held at the CMT Rehearsal Hall, Studio A.
  • 1401 Parkmoor Avenue
  • Suite 100
  • San Jose, CA 95126

Each Audition Master Class requires a fee of $95.

Cancellation Policy
Registration deadlines are set for 5:00 PM, one week prior to each class start date.
Cancellations or transfers requested prior to the registration deadlines are subject to a $25 processing fee (within first 60 days of purchase) or $50 processing fee (after 60 days of purchase).
No refunds for cancellations or transfers will be honored after the registration deadlines.
Check payments written with non-sufficient funds will be subject to a $35 fee.
To request a cancellation or transfer, contact 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.

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