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JUNE 3 - JULY 26, 2024

Applications for the 2024 Conservatory are now LIVE! Apply before March 31, 2024.



The Zelda and John Schwebel
Family Foundation 2024


an 8 Week Intensive for Undergraduate Musical Theatre Performers.

The Zelda and John Schwebel Family Foundation 2024
We are thrilled to announce that the 2024 Conservatory will be entirely tuition-free! 12 candidates will be selected for this highly competitive program to spend the summer training at Barrington Stage at no cost

The Musical Theatre Conservatory is an 8 Week Intensive training program. Our main goal is to provide a welcoming and supportive environment and a curriculum that is directly relevant to becoming a working artist.  Collaborate, work with, and learn from some of the best industry professionals.  Recent guests and faculty include:  Arbender Robinson, Michael Kushner, Candis C. Jones, Jason Danieley, Teri Ralston, Mark H. Dold,  Alan  H. Green, Joe Iconis, Casting Directors Pat McCorkle, Michael Cassara, Holly Buczek and more.  Scroll down to view the full  2023 roster. 

We hope that your time at MTC will lead to self-discovery and be fulfilling, transformative, and revealing, as you begin to carve out your place within this industry.  







DATES: June 3 to July 26, 2024.

Part of our mission is a commitment to create a more just and inclusive Barrington community. This includes providing equitable access to our Musical Theatre Conservatory, regardless of economic circumstance. In 2023, we launched our Musical Theatre Conservatory Scholarship Program. ​Our goal is to open doors for the next generation of theatre artists, and we are being empowered to do so.


We are thrilled to announce that the 2024 Conservatory will be entirely tuition-free! 


The full cost of the program and housing will be covered for students via our scholarship program. Students will only be responsible for their living expenses (food, gas, etc) while attending the program.

* We have a limited amount of need-based stipends  available for students who need assistance covering the cost of living while attending the Musical Theatre Conservatory. Stipend information is included in the application. Candidates needing financial assistance are encouraged to apply. BSC will not ask for any tax forms or documentation from candidates applying for a scholarship. 

We are are immensely grateful to the incredible donors who believe in our work, students and our mission- who allow us to offer these scholarships and provide opportunities for this incredible cohort of emerging artists. 



Candidates must demonstrate strong musical theatre skills, be at least 19 years of age, and have completed at least one year of University-level training.

Prospective students can expect to prepare the following: 

- TWO contrasting musical selections that showcase your range and who you are as a performer. Songs should be performed with accompaniment, (tracks are fine) no acapella submissions. 
- EITHER a brief Contemporary Monologue or a Dance Reel ​showcasing whichever you feel is your strongest talent. 

Candidates will also be asked to submit:


1. Performance Resume

2. Headshot

3. A one page personal statement that includes:

-Why you want to be a part of the 2024 Conservatory

-Your strengths as an artist.

- What you want to work on in your time here.

4. One letter of recommendation from a director/educator/mentor who is familiar with your work.


There is limited space available. Participants are selected

through a highly competitive application process and are encouraged to apply early. Students being strongly considered will be scheduled for interviews. 

Click the button below to access our application portal. 

Applications will be accepted Feb 1-March 31, 2024.

 "It was amazing, I gained so much confidence.  I would tell my peers, it’s the perfect stepping stone into the industry. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get into the ring while also being in an environment where it is safe to grow."

- Brady Cunningham '22


"This program blew me away. I got so much more individual time and feedback than I had expected. To come in and meet all of these working professionals and to have them invest so much time, care, and energy into our development as artists was so heartwarming and made me feel seen and welcomed, and like I belong in this industry."
                                                         - Joshua Schull '23

"Ten years prior to being a guest teacher with the MTC program, I myself was an MTC student! It has been amazing to see how it's grown, shifted, and adapted to a very different theatre industry. It is a very professional yet nurturing experience and I have no doubt these attendees will change the face of theatre."

- Michael Kushner, MTC 2013
Guest Faculty, 2023

"You won't find anything like MTC in a BFA program. I have learned many things that I will keep for the rest of my life in just eight weeks."

- 2023 MTC Student


"I was so impressed by the offerings of the Musical Theatre Conservatory at Barrington Stage Company - what a unique opportunity for young performers to learn immersively within a thriving professional theatre environment." 
                                         - Michael Cassara, CSA
NYC Casting Director, Guest Faculty '23




The industry is constantly shifting and evolving, and we strive to make both our curriculum and faculty reflect that. Here at BSC, we have an incredible group of Associate Artists, Company Members, and Guests to call on.  The Conservatory will always offer training in acting, voice, and dance- but we are also looking to provide a unique blend of additional workshops and courses that are not always included in B.A. or B.F.A programs.

Check out our most recent roster of Faculty and Courses. 



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