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How do you get to Broadway? Practice, practice, practice. For many professional theater artists, college is an important training ground... but everyone’s path to acceptance day is different. That is where our podcast begins. Join Charlie Murphy, actor & Director of Musical Theatre College Auditions (MTCA) as he chats with Broadway performers, college faculty members and industry pros about navigating the college audition process, earning a performing arts degree, and the role education plays in pursuing a career in the arts. Charlie will provide bonus tips and insights from 15+ years of helping theatre students conquer the college audition process. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us at mailbag@mappingthecollegeaudition.com. If you want to learn more about MTCA, you can check us out at mtcollegeauditions.com.
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Mapping The College Audition: An MTCA Podcast Charlie Murphy

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

How do you get to Broadway? Practice, practice, practice. For many professional theater artists, college is an important training ground... but everyone’s path to acceptance day is different. That is where our podcast begins. Join Charlie Murphy, actor & Director of Musical Theatre College Auditions (MTCA) as he chats with Broadway performers, college faculty members and industry pros about navigating the college audition process, earning a performing arts degree, and the role education plays in pursuing a career in the arts. Charlie will provide bonus tips and insights from 15+ years of helping theatre students conquer the college audition process. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us at mailbag@mappingthecollegeaudition.com. If you want to learn more about MTCA, you can check us out at mtcollegeauditions.com.
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    RE-AIR: Shakina Nayfack (NBC’s Connecting) on Blazing Your Own Trail

    RE-AIR: Shakina Nayfack (NBC’s Connecting) on Blazing Your Own Trail

    In this Artist Exploration, Shakina and Charlie discuss forging a path around your interests and passions, creating your own work, developing your own ethics and how theater is to agitate. Shakina also encourages us to come from a place of compassion and forgiveness when asking for change. 
    If you would like to hear more from Shakina don't forget to listen to Chonburi International Hotel and Butterfly Club on Audible or follow her at the following places:


    http://www.shakina.nyc 

    @Shakeenz on Instagram 

    @Shakeenz on Twitter 


    Shakina Nayfack on YouTube 


    If you have any questions about the college audition process, feel free to reach out at mailbag@mappingthecollegeaudition.com. If you’re interested in working with MTCA for help with your individualized preparation for your College Audition journey, please check us out at mtcollegeauditions.com, or on Instagram or Facebook. 

    About MTCA: 
    Musical Theater College Auditions (MTCA) is the leader in coaching acting and musical theater students through the college audition process and beyond with superlative results. MTCA has assembled a roster of expert artist-educators who can guide students artistically, organizationally, strategically, and psychologically through the competitive college audition process. MTCA provides the tools, resources, and expertise along with a vast and strong support system. They train the unique individual, empowering the artist to bring their true, authentic self to their work. MTCA believes that by helping students reveal their potential it allows each school to connect with those who are truly right for their programs, which in turn guides each student toward their best college fit. 

    About Charlie Murphy: 
    Charlie is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s BFA program. As an Actor he has performed with theaters such as: NY Public Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Park”, The Pearl Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Kinetic Theatre Company, and the Shakespeare Theatre of DC.
    With MTCA [Musical Theater College Auditions -- mtca.nyc], he has been helping prospective theatre students through the college process for over 15 years. As a Teacher and Director, he is able to do a few of his favorite things in life: help students to find their authentic selves as artists, and then help them find their best fit for their collegiate journey. Through this podcast, he hopes to continue that work as well as help demystify this intricate process.

    This episode was produced by Meghan Cordier and Charlie Murphy. Episode theme music is created by Will Reynolds.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    RE-AIR: Josh Segarra (Marvel's She-Hulk) on the Healthy Competitor

    RE-AIR: Josh Segarra (Marvel's She-Hulk) on the Healthy Competitor

    In this Artist Exploration, Josh and Charlie discuss competition within the arts, having an awareness of the industry while in school, envisioning the trajectory of your career and developing a support system. Josh reminds us to really learn your craft and to not get caught up in the nonsense 
    To honor their NYC Basketball League days, Josh and Charlie play an Orlando Magic/Comic Book Character/Nonsense trivia game. 
    If you have any questions about the college audition process, feel free to reach out at mailbag@mappingthecollegeaudition.com. If you’re interested in working with MTCA for help with your individualized preparation for your College Audition journey, please check us out at mtcollegeauditions.com, or on Instagram or Facebook. 

    About MTCA: 
    Musical Theater College Auditions (MTCA) is the leader in coaching acting and musical theater students through the college audition process and beyond with superlative results. MTCA has assembled a roster of expert artist-educators who can guide students artistically, organizationally, strategically, and psychologically through the competitive college audition process. MTCA provides the tools, resources, and expertise along with a vast and strong support system. They train the unique individual, empowering the artist to bring their true, authentic self to their work. MTCA believes that by helping students reveal their potential it allows each school to connect with those who are truly right for their programs, which in turn guides each student toward their best college fit. 

    About Charlie Murphy: 
    Charlie is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s BFA program. As an Actor he has performed with theaters such as: NY Public Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Park”, The Pearl Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Kinetic Theatre Company, and the Shakespeare Theatre of DC.
    With MTCA [Musical Theater College Auditions -- mtca.nyc], he has been helping prospective theatre students through the college process for over 15 years. As a Teacher and Director, he is able to do a few of his favorite things in life: help students to find their authentic selves as artists, and then help them find their best fit for their collegiate journey. Through this podcast, he hopes to continue that work as well as help demystify this intricate process.

    This episode was produced by Meghan Cordier and Charlie Murphy. Episode theme music is created by Will Reynolds.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    RE-AIR: Erika Henningsen (Broadway’s Mean Girls) on being a Scholastic Sponge

    RE-AIR: Erika Henningsen (Broadway’s Mean Girls) on being a Scholastic Sponge

    In this Artist Exploration, Erika and Charlie discuss strategizing your college audition, interacting with non-theater majors at school, being a sponge & being squeezed, the transition to NYC and pulling inspiration from idols.  
    To hear more from Erika you can follow her at @erikahenningsen on Instagram. Be sure to check out Erika on season 1 of Peacock’s new comedy series, Girls5Eva. Look out for the release of Amazon’s new series, Harlem and touring dates for Erika’s solo show! 
    To participate in our Challenge/Homework Assignment, view the instructions for the time capsule HERE! 
    If you have any questions about the college audition process, feel free to reach out at mailbag@mappingthecollegeaudition.com. If you’re interested in working with MTCA for help with your individualized preparation for your College Audition journey, please check us out at mtcollegeauditions.com, or on Instagram or Facebook. 

    About MTCA: 
    Musical Theater College Auditions (MTCA) is the leader in coaching acting and musical theater students through the college audition process and beyond with superlative results. MTCA has assembled a roster of expert artist-educators who can guide students artistically, organizationally, strategically, and psychologically through the competitive college audition process. MTCA provides the tools, resources, and expertise along with a vast and strong support system. They train the unique individual, empowering the artist to bring their true, authentic self to their work. MTCA believes that by helping students reveal their potential it allows each school to connect with those who are truly right for their programs, which in turn guides each student toward their best college fit. 

    About Charlie Murphy: 
    Charlie is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s BFA program. As an Actor he has performed with theaters such as: NY Public Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Park”, The Pearl Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Kinetic Theatre Company, and the Shakespeare Theatre of DC.
    With MTCA [Musical Theater College Auditions -- mtca.nyc], he has been helping prospective theatre students through the college process for over 15 years. As a Teacher and Director, he is able to do a few of his favorite things in life: help students to find their authentic selves as artists, and then help them find their best fit for their collegiate journey. Through this podcast, he hopes to continue that work as well as help demystify this intricate process.

    This episode was produced by Meghan Cordier and Charlie Murphy. Episode theme music is created by Will Reynolds. 
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    • 55 min
    RE-AIR: Devere Rogers (Broadway's Chicken & Biscuits) on Being a Multi-hyphenate Actor-Writer

    RE-AIR: Devere Rogers (Broadway's Chicken & Biscuits) on Being a Multi-hyphenate Actor-Writer

    In this Artist Exploration, Devere (Broadway's Chicken & Biscuits) and Charlie discuss Devere’s road to NYU, discovering who you are as an artist, changing dreams, a career as a multi-hyphenate artist and being ready for the moment.
    You can follow Devere on Instagram and Twitter. Be on the lookout for Season 2 of Sherman’s Showcase and Astro on Apple TV coming this Fall.  

    If you have any questions about the college audition process, feel free to reach out at mailbag@mappingthecollegeaudition.com. If you’re interested in working with MTCA for help with your individualized preparation for your College Audition journey, please check us out at mtcollegeauditions.com, or on Instagram or Facebook. 

    About MTCA: 
    Musical Theater College Auditions (MTCA) is the leader in coaching acting and musical theater students through the college audition process and beyond with superlative results. MTCA has assembled a roster of expert artist-educators who can guide students artistically, organizationally, strategically, and psychologically through the competitive college audition process. MTCA provides the tools, resources, and expertise along with a vast and strong support system. They train the unique individual, empowering the artist to bring their true, authentic self to their work. MTCA believes that by helping students reveal their potential it allows each school to connect with those who are truly right for their programs, which in turn guides each student toward their best college fit. 
    About Charlie Murphy: 
    Charlie is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s BFA program. As an Actor he has performed with theaters such as: NY Public Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Park”, The Pearl Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Kinetic Theatre Company, and the Shakespeare Theatre of DC.
    With MTCA [Musical Theater College Auditions -- mtca.nyc], he has been helping prospective theatre students through the college process for over 15 years. As a Teacher and Director, he is able to do a few of his favorite things in life: help students to find their authentic selves as artists, and then help them find their best fit for their collegiate journey. Through this podcast, he hopes to continue that work as well as help demystify this intricate process.

    This episode was produced by Meghan Cordier and Charlie Murphy. Episode theme music is created by Will Reynolds. 
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    • 55 min
    RE-AIR: Elizabeth Stanley (Tony Nom for Jagged Little Pill) on Building Your Own MT Degree

    RE-AIR: Elizabeth Stanley (Tony Nom for Jagged Little Pill) on Building Your Own MT Degree

    In this Artist Exploration, Elizabeth and Charlie discuss building your own MT degree, making the switch from Classical Voice to MT, the value of Regional Theatre, and how training is not done at 22 year old.
    You can follow Elizabeth on Instagram @el.stans. But she has enough followers, so follow Charlie (@charmur7) instead!

    If you have any questions about the college audition process, feel free to reach out at mailbag@mappingthecollegeaudition.com. If you’re interested in working with MTCA for help with your individualized preparation for your College Audition journey, please check us out at mtcollegeauditions.com, or on Instagram or Facebook. 

    About MTCA: 
    Musical Theater College Auditions (MTCA) is the leader in coaching acting and musical theater students through the college audition process and beyond with superlative results. MTCA has assembled a roster of expert artist-educators who can guide students artistically, organizationally, strategically, and psychologically through the competitive college audition process. MTCA provides the tools, resources, and expertise along with a vast and strong support system. They train the unique individual, empowering the artist to bring their true, authentic self to their work. MTCA believes that by helping students reveal their potential it allows each school to connect with those who are truly right for their programs, which in turn guides each student toward their best college fit. 

    About Charlie Murphy: 
    Charlie is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s BFA program. As an Actor he has performed with theaters such as: NY Public Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Park”, The Pearl Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Kinetic Theatre Company, and the Shakespeare Theatre of DC.
    With MTCA [Musical Theater College Auditions -- mtca.nyc], he has been helping prospective theatre students through the college process for over 15 years. As a Teacher and Director, he is able to do a few of his favorite things in life: help students to find their authentic selves as artists, and then help them find their best fit for their collegiate journey. Through this podcast, he hopes to continue that work as well as help demystify this intricate process.

    This episode was produced by Meghan Cordier and Charlie Murphy. Episode theme music is created by Will Reynolds. 
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    • 52 min
    RE-AIR: Jonathan Bernstein (TPAP) on Creativity & Risk Taking (From 2/9/2021)

    RE-AIR: Jonathan Bernstein (TPAP) on Creativity & Risk Taking (From 2/9/2021)

    In this Artist Exploration, Jonathan and Charlie discuss exercising your creativity muscle, bravery, YouTube’s trap of emulation, and The Performing Arts Project (TPAP). Jonathan encourages students to divorce themselves from "shoulds". 
    See if you can beat Jonathan in Charlie’s rendition of a favorite TPAP game, Jonathan Learnstein

    If you want to join Charlie and Jonathan next summer, learn more below!

    Click HERE to watch a 36-second YouTube video about The Performing Arts Project.
    For more information about Blueprint, Compass, and Panorama, including audition information, visit performingartsproject.com.
    If you have any questions about the college audition process, feel free to reach out at mailbag@mappingthecollegeaudition.com. If you’re interested in working with MTCA for help with your individualized preparation for your College Audition journey, please check us out at mtcollegeauditions.com, or on Instagram or Facebook. 

    About MTCA: 
    Musical Theater College Auditions (MTCA) is the leader in coaching acting and musical theater students through the college audition process and beyond with superlative results. MTCA has assembled a roster of expert artist-educators who can guide students artistically, organizationally, strategically, and psychologically through the competitive college audition process. MTCA provides the tools, resources, and expertise along with a vast and strong support system. They train the unique individual, empowering the artist to bring their true, authentic self to their work. MTCA believes that by helping students reveal their potential it allows each school to connect with those who are truly right for their programs, which in turn guides each student toward their best college fit. 

    About Charlie Murphy: 
    Charlie is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s BFA program. As an Actor he has performed with theaters such as: NY Public Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Park”, The Pearl Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Kinetic Theatre Company, and the Shakespeare Theatre of DC.

    With MTCA [Musical Theater College Auditions -- mtca.nyc], he has been helping prospective theatre students through the college process for over 15 years. As a Teacher and Director, he is able to do a few of his favorite things in life: help students to find their authentic selves as artists, and then help them find their best fit for their collegiate journey. Through this podcast, he hopes to continue that work as well as help demystify this intricate process.

    This episode was produced by Meghan Cordier and Charlie Murphy. Episode theme music is created by Will Reynolds. 
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    • 1 hr 38 min

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An iconic podcast

Super great for everyone and anyone in musical theatre. Totally should give it a listen!

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Extremely informative and entertaining podcast!

Highly recommend to students who are looking to pursue a degree in musical theatre and would like the latest and greatest information on schools and programs. Charlie is amazing and asks his guests all of the right questions!

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