What we look for most in an applicant is talent and the ability to work collaboratively. Whether you have extensive practical experience, or have spent most of your time in an academic setting, you’re encouraged to apply. All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.

Applications are no longer being accepted for fall 2019. The application for fall 2020 will be available on Sept. 1st.


How To Apply

Application Requirements

What You Will Need to Submit as Part of Your Departmental Application

  1. A detailed resume.  Include both professional, theatrical, creative and other work experience.  Composers, please include a complete list of works.

  2. Sample Work:

    A. Composers and Lyricists:

    Recordings, no more than 20 minutes in length, plus relevant materials such as scores, lyric sheets, charts, youtube links or standard video formats, etc.  Excerpts from a musical theatre piece are preferred, but other works (e.g., pop songs, song cycles, instrumental works, poetry, etc.) demonstrating a wide stylistic range are also encouraged.  Please include a libretto and brief synopsis for the musical you are submitting, if available.

    B. Bookwriters/Playwrights:

    A pdf of a script for a musical theatre piece and recordings of songs written for it, or a pdf of a script of a play. Include a synopsis and reviews, if available.  Non-playwrights may apply and should submit a portfolio that reflects their recent work (i.e. poetry, fiction, non-fiction).A. Composers and Lyricists:

  3. This Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program application (including exercises).

Remember, all of this material is separate from and in addition to any TSOA Graduate Admissions Application requirements.

If you have any questions about our application process, please contact us!