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Set Yourself up for Success with MTCA

Join our community of students and parents we’ve guided through the college audition process for 20+ years and counting.

At your one-hour initial consultation you will:

  • Explore your Passion and Goals
  • Build your Preliminary School List
  • Discuss Material you Connect With
  • Get Matched with an Individualized Team of Expert Coaches 
  • Map Out your College Audition Timeline
  • Determine How to Maximize Our A La Carte Pricing to Meet your Budgetary Needs
  • Create your Personalized Game Plan

*Initial consultations are offered in-person in NYC and virtually.  A Parent or guardian must be present.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the initial consultation cost? 

The initial consultation with Director Leo Ash Evens costs $100 for 60 minutes of consulting and an additional 30-minute vocal assessment. The cost is reflective of the personalized expert insights and guidance you’ll receive during the sessions. Even if you do not continue coaching with us, we’re confident you’ll enjoy this important and valuable first step!

Do I have to commit to coaching with MTCA after this consultation?

Nope! We understand that finding a college audition coach is a deeply personal decision. If you do not feel like we are a good fit for you and your needs, you do not have to commit to any further coaching. There is no contract and our a la carte pricing allows you to choose the services that are right for you and your family.

When should I do an initial consultation?

Preparing for your college audition is a marathon, not a sprint. We recommend getting started as early as possible so you can arrive at your auditions as your most prepared and joyful self at your college auditions. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to schedule an initial consultation to maximize your artistic growth. Ideally, applicants should start no later than their junior year. However, we are happy to help you wherever you are in your journey!

Should parents attend the initial consultation, too?

Absolutely! In some ways, parents need to be coached through this process as much as the students. Embarking on the college audition process is a family commitment, and we love helping parents navigate the journey as well!

Do I need to prepare anything for the consultation?

We do not audition or prescreen our students. The initial consultation is a chance to get to know one another and set up a game plan that works for you and your family. Bring yourself, your passion, and any questions you may have! Each initial consultation will include a 30-minute vocal assessment evaluating vocal ability. For this assessment, please prepare a short cut of 2 of your favorite songs.

What if I’m not sure I can afford MTCA?

Many families effectively navigate MTCA coaching successfully with a limited budget. We will discuss with you how to most effectively navigate any budgetary restrictions you have as a family. Based on your skillset and needs, we can help you with which areas to maximize to get the most bang for your buck.

We also do have limited scholarships funded by MTCA, based on demonstrated need, which students can apply for following their initial consultation. For students who qualify, we also work with a wonderful organization called TFCA (The Fund for College Auditions), run by our founder Ellen Lettrich, which provides comprehensive scholarships to a limited number of students each year. Please check out those qualifications here:

Does MTCA offer packages?

Yes we have packages.  Artistic Coaching Packages (divided over different disciplines however you’d like), Application Organizing Packages, and All Access Events Package.  Please inquire with the office for more specific info!

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