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"
Emily,Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Mary Anna Dennard is a nationally recognized college audition coach.
She is the author of two popular guide books: I GOT IN! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting And Musical Theatre, and Before I GOT IN! The Young Teen's College Audition Guide For Acting And Musical Theatre. You might recognize her writings for the New York Times theatre section, The Huffington Post, Backstage, Theatermania, Educational Theatre Association, and Getacceptd.
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, Making It On Broadway and The Performing Arts Project.
She received her training on a talent scholarship 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.
"College audition coach's Online Prep was a clear, detailed map that helped me navigate the intense and confusing world of college auditions"
Henry,Carnegie Mellon University,
School of Drama and Music Theatre
"I learned so much, and took that knowledge with me into all of my auditions"
Brian,Texas State University Musical Theatre
"Online Prep made me feel more prepared and inspired that I ever thought possible. I felt like I knew all the secrets to sharing my true and authentic self with every audition"
Alexa,Pace University Musical Theatre