Mary Anna Dennard founded College Audition Coach in 2000. It is an innovative, comprehensive package of complete support for the college audition process. At its very core is the Online Prep for performing arts applicants. In addition, College Audition Coach offers consulting, coaching, master classes and unlimited resources for students, families and independent college advisors.
"College Audition Coach enabled me to be the most prepared I could possibly be. With all that knowledge, coaching, and hard work behind me, I was free to enjoy the auditions without a barrier of stress"
She also conducts master classes throughout the country and serves as a guest instructor for the Broadway Dreams Foundation, Broadway Teachers Workshop, the Dallas Summer Musicals, Texas Musical Theatre Workshop and The Performing Arts Project.
She received her training at The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and in 1980, began working as a casting director in Los Angeles. Her fifteen years of casting credits have garnered Clios, Emmys, a Peabody Award, and Academy Awards.
Dubbed “The Princeton Review For College Theatre Auditions”, since 2000, she has coached hundreds of high school students all over the country who have been accepted into the most prestigious college programs in the US and Europe. Many have gone on to have successful careers in the recording industry, on TV, in movies and on Broadway.