College Advising

Advising Services

MTCA is your one stop shop for all of your organizational needs throughout the college audition process. 

MTCA offers a variety of College Advising Packages for all of your application planning needs. Our advisor, Amy Breslow is a two time MTCA Alumni mother.  She’s gone through this process personally and knows exactly how stressful and complicated it can all feel.  Working with our College Advisor saves parents time, energy, and frustration in guiding the organizational and strategic parts of the applying process, while allowing your child to focus on the artistic responsibilities. 

If you are planning to work with Amy,  we strongly recommend that you start now so you can avoid some of the common pitfalls that cause trouble for students in their senior year. Amy can aid you in everything from school list prep, class requirements for schools, SAT/ACT planning and more.

Amy Breslow

College Advisor

MSW in Social Work, University of Pennsylvania
BA in Psychology, University of Pittsburgh


Amy was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. After completing her undergraduate degree (BA Psychology) at The University of Pittsburgh, Amy went on to receive her Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania. She has been working with students and their families for over 32 years in a variety of settings. Amy started her private counseling practice 27 years ago and in the last 12 years she has seen a growing need for assistance in the area of college advising. Amy is an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and attends ongoing continuing education workshops/training to stay abreast of all of the latest developments in the college advising field. Amy believes that each individual student has a unique set of talents, abilities, and interests that can be enriched and developed with the proper guidance. She enjoys working with students to try to make the college application and audition scheduling process less stressful and confusing. Being a college audition parent survivor combined with her counseling/advising background provides Amy with a unique perspective allowing her to offer comprehensive guidance to students and their families throughout the college application and audition process. Amy resides in Delaware with her husband Brett and dog Daisy. Her oldest child Jaq is an MTCA Class of 2017 alumna and graduated from Roosevelt University/CCPA in 2021 with a BFA in MT degree. Amy’s youngest child, Grace (MTCA Class of 2021 alumna) is currently a junior BFA MT major at Ohio University.

Cristin Denlea

College Advisor

Loyola Marymount University where she received a BBA in Marketing

Cristin was born and raised in Southern California.  She is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University where she received a BBA in Marketing.  A lifelong dancer in many disciplines, she then crossed over into musical theater and eventually choreography.  She has had the pleasure of choreographing for a youth musical theater company for years and enjoys teaching and working with her teen students (favorite shows include The Music Man and Shrek!).  When her oldest child chose MTCA to guide her through the college audition process, Cristin eagerly followed along and learned an immeasurable amount of information along the way.  After surviving the process with her daughter (and enjoying it!), she decided to pursue college advising as a way to pay it forward.  She completed extensive training with MTCA College Advisor Amy Breslow and attended the Independent Educational Consultants Association Summer Training Institute.  The lessons she learned, combined with her experiences as a performer and instructor of young people, give her a distinctive understanding of every stage of the college audition process.  As a mom to two teenagers, she can also relate to the delicate balance that must exist in guiding the process while also providing support and encouragement as students discover their own unique voices.