Pre-Professional Company

About the Program


Audition Process & Application

Tuition & Fees

Annual Schedule


Pre-Professional Program Policies

Notable Alumni

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The Pre-Professional Program prepares committed and gifted students in grades 4–12 for college and/or a professional career in the performing arts, led by a highly qualified faculty. The Pre-Professional Program curriculum provides students with inclusive training in singing, dancing, acting, and performance.




New students are accepted into the program by audition only. ATMTC Academy faculty and staff evaluate each student based on singing, dancing, and acting ability. Acceptance is at the sole discretion of ATMTC Academy faculty and staff.

The Pre-Professional Program admits a finite number of students to its program each season and accepts only those students who possess and demonstrate exceptional talent and ability in singing, dancing, and acting.  Students who have not taken ATMTC Academy technique classes may struggle with meeting the acceptance standards of the Pre-Professional Program. 



2017–2018 Auditions will be held on the following days and times:


July 8, 2017 (noon–3 pm)


July 30, 2017 (noon–3 pm)


August 17, 2017 (4–6 pm)

New students must submit a $35 non-refundable application fee upon registering to audition and bring an application, headshot, and resume to ATMTC Academy on the day of their audition. Please visit the Student Auditions page for more information on auditioning.




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Spotlight 2015. Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography.

Company members perform in two productions each year. The Pre Professional Company Cabaret, held in February, is an opportunity for students to showcase their progress in vocal study. SPOTLIGHT, is produced each Spring as a capstone project showcasing the repertoire company members have mastered throughout the season.

In addition, company members perform at special VIP Roadshow events throughout the season, as well as other master classes, and performing opportunities.



Pre Professional Company enrollment tuition for the 2017–18 season is $4,150. Payment plans are available.
Tuition includes:

6 hours of technical musical theatre training each Saturday

Up to 2 additional classes each week to augment the student’s training.

Access to private coaching for audition prep (complimentary for Juniors and Seniors for college audition prep)

Master Classes

VIP/Roadshow performances

Annual Cabaret Performance

Annual Gala Performance with a Broadway Star

Spotlight: an end of year musical capstone

Annual NYC Broadway Classroom and Broadway Show Trip

Submission to professional auditions and potential agent representation

Waived fee for Kids Open Call Auditions

1 ticket to ATMTC’ s Annual Smart Stage Parent Workshop

Student/Parent Conferences

Company T-shirt

Peer 2 Peer Mentorship Program

Parent community meetings and inclusion in private online portal



ATMTC hires the most educated and talented musical theater education professionals in the D.C. and New York regions. Among our staff for the current program year, we are proud to employ qualified individuals who are:



Graduate degree holders in musical theater, theater, and youth education from top national institutions
Musical theater professors at prominent regional universities
Former company members of prestigious dance performance companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Professional and award-winning musical theater choreographers, singers, and directors

Note: Faculty is subject to change, without notice.



Many of ATMTC’s former students have gone on to do amazing things in their lives and careers. From Law & Order to Wicked, you're likely to find more ATMTC Alumni on TV, Film and Broadway stages than any other pre-professional training program in the country.  Many of our alumni have attended the best musical theater colleges in the country, including:


See a complete list of ATMTC alumni living their dreams.


Questions?  Contact ATMTC's Program Manager,