College Audition Mentorship

Need guidance to conquer the daunting process of college auditions?

Rising 11th & 12th Graders can enroll now in Highwood’s Audition Mentorship Program - offering practical tools with our trademark flexibility

With the support of our professional Teaching Artists, we’re prepared to see you through your entire process - from prep to callbacks and everything in between!

Our program:

  • Is the first DC-area program of its kind
  • Allows you to work closely with industry professions
  • Provides a flexible timeline to meet your audition needs


How It Works

  • Student must be a rising Junior or Senior in High School planning on auditioning for a college arts program (BA, BFA or equivalent undergraduate degree) for theatre, acting, musical theatre, instrumental or vocal music, technical theatre, or dance.  

  • Students must sign up for the College Audition Program, which includes:
    • 6 private one-hour sessions with mentor
    • An opportunity to attend one, two or all three of our group master classes
    • Guidance on building an audition portfolio


Each student will be paired with a coach who will see them through the entire college audition process: selecting pieces, writing resumes, practicing audition skills, and more.


Experience a mock audition in front of a panel of industry professionals. 


Students will work privately with their mentor to delve deeper into monologue or song preparation. 

The College Audition program costs $550 per student per school year.  This fee includes 6 one-hour sessions with mentor, e-mail communication with mentor for questions and guidance, and invitation to three group master classes (including the mock audition).  Scheduling additional private sessions (beyond the included 6) or video recording/preparation of audition tapes is subject to additional fees.

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