In the last several years, I have spent a considerable amount of time writing about my work as a teaching artist and outlining the skills young performers need to attain in order to have a successful career. A colleague once said to me, “If you want to know what you don’t know, write a book.” I find this to be very true. And yet, I enjoy expanding the island of my knowledge by researching and writing new books, articles, and blogs in support of my fellow teachers and the young artists we work with.

Giving a successful college audition is incredibly challenging and takes months of preparation. Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions will walk you through every step of this process, from figuring out where to audition and choosing audition material to deciding where to attend. Each chapter focuses on a question central to the audition process with special sections for the student, teacher, and parent. This book, which has been vetted by professionals on both sides of the table, offers honest, practical advice that will make auditioning for college a positive experience for all involved. The second edition includes more than double the repertoire recommendations, updated summer intensive listings around the country and internationally, and recent developments with common pre-screens, Unified Auditions, and financial aid offerings.

“Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions” is Available on

COMING SOON. My colleague Laura Josepher and I are currently working on a new book about contemporary musical theatre performance and skills necessary to 29-hour readings and workshops of new musicals. Release date forthcoming.

“Cinderella Meets Cendrillon: Music Theatre and Opera Living Under the Same Roof”

NATS Journal of Singing (Vol. 75, No. 2) – co-authored with Allen Henderson, Dr. Jennifer McQuade, and Dr. Mark McQuade

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“Everything You Need to Know About College Unified Auditions” (June 20, 2019) – co-authored with Laura Josepher

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“Considering the Craft of Contemporary Musicals”

August 22, 2019. Read the Article

“Contemporary Accompaniments, or Why Do You Hate Pianists?”

April 18, 2019. Read the Article

“Writing for Today’s Musical Theatre Performer”

November 29, 2018. Read the Article

“Interview: Carmel Dean & Dick Scanlon”

October 4, 2018. Read the Article