Summer Theater Program Announces Scholarships

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) Academy plans to grant over $25,000 in scholarships to young performing arts students in the Montgomery County and Washington, D.C. area for its inaugural Summer Musical Theater Training Program. The scholarships are open to students in grades 5 – 12. Scholarship applications are due on May 1. Interested students should contact Jared Shortmeier (email:, Adventure Theatre MTC Assistant Education Director, for information about the Summer Musical Theater Training Program scholarship.

The summer inclusive summer training program is committed to the development of the next generation of performers by providing focused instruction in an immersive musical theater environment. Over 80% of this scholarship money has been designated specifically for Montgomery County students. The scholarships are designed to encourage and support outstanding performing arts students entering Grades 5-12 in Fall 2013 who have the work ethic and will to succeed on the stage in their academic or professional career. Scholarship award winners will be announced May 6, 2013.

Scholarship award recipients will choose between the 3 style-specific sessions offered in Summer 2013:

  • Contemporary Musical Study (June 24- July 12, 2013)
  • Broadway Revival Study (July 15- August 2, 2013)
  • Golden Age/MGM Musical Study (August 5- 23, 2013)

Each student will be placed into a company based on factors including ability, age, and experience. Companies will train together in technique-specific classes and will work collaboratively during the rehearsal process on assigned musical numbers, vignettes, and scenes to be presented on the last day of the session for family and friends.

Kathryn Hnatio, Education Director at Adventure Theatre MTC says of the program, “Musicals are truly an all-American art form and since the merger between Adventure Theatre and Musical Theater Center in 2012, Adventure Theatre MTC has been focusing on training the new generation of musical theater performers. It’s not a talent search; it’s an opportunity for students to develop the skills to become the best performer they can be, whether it’s in their school musical, community production, or on Broadway.”

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