The Ultimate Musical Theater College Audition Guide:
Advice from the People Who Make the Decisions
Amy Rogers Schwartzreich
Musical Theater, NYC
What is the central theme of your book?
The book is a practical guide for those planning to audition for college musical theater programs.
What inspired you to write this book?
After spending more than 15,000 hours in auditions - it became clear to me that more transparent information was needed for those auditioning. I interviewed more than 20 different colleagues from around the country, so the book truly acts as a best practices guide.
Why is this book important in your field? What does it contribute to the current body of knowledge on its topic?
Currently, no book exists that is from the point of view of the people who actually make the decisions of who passes the audition.
Were students involved in any research related to your book? If so, please explain and name the student(s).
There are many student interviews in the book. They shared their audition experience from what to wear to what to sing to where to audition and how they ultimately chose what school to attend.
What is the one thing you hope readers take away from your book?
I hope they will gain a sense of structure regarding how to navigate the audition process.
When did you join Dyson College? 2002.