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High School Pre-College Intensive

2021 Campers
Summer 2021 Participants

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Program Length: 12 Days of Instruction plus 2 travel days

Session Dates: June 18 - July 1




Total Cost$2,500

Audition Required: Yes, audition required for all high school programs. See "Audition Requirements" below for audition details.

Age range: This program is recommended for current sophomores and juniors.

Applications will be accepted beginning November 15, 2021.

What Makes Us Different

Successfully navigating the audition experience — whether online or live - is a crucial part of the college admission process.

From self-taping, choosing the right repertoire, learning to interact with an admission panel, or nailing the audition performance, let us be your guide through this experience.

The Pre-College Intensive is intended for high school students who plan to pursue Musical Theater, Acting or Vocal Performance at the college level and need to prepare for the audition process. Each student will receive diagnostic feedback with personal recommendations from OCU Professors that will help set each student up for success. The Pre-College Intensive will focus on individual growth and college audition readiness with special emphasis on self-tape and on-camera performance.

My daughter enjoyed her time at OCU Pre-College Intensive. She loved being able to work and learn from the different faculty members and received valuable feedback on how to improve. Would definitely recommend this program for anyone considering a musical theatre degree.

What To Expect

Curriculum will include:

  • One-On-One Coaching and Small Group Coaching
  • Repertoire Building - Small Groups and One-On-One Coaching of Existing Repertoire and Suggestions for Audition Repertoire Based on Type, Style and Vocal Range
  • Private Voice Lessons
  • Faculty Masterclasses - Your chance to perform for and learn from our faculty members
  • College audition readiness - You'll learn about list building, pre-screens and college audition process


  • College Planning Guide
  • FAFSA Cheat Sheet
  • Exclusive Member Facebook Group
  • Making the Most of College Visits
  • Resource List for College Planning

What You'll Do

Wake up early, work, eat, work, sleep, repeat!

Daily Schedule (subject to change)

Monday - Saturday

9:30 - NoonPrivate Voice, Acting, Dance


2:00 - 5:00Private and Group Coaching
6:00 - 9:00Various Classes on the College Audition Process
11:00Lights Out


1:00 - 5:00Masterclass/Private Coaching
6:00 - 10:00
Free time, pool party, other organized event
Walker Ucherek
Students receive numerous masterclass performance opportunities

Audition Requirements

  • Two songs from the musical theater repertoire – one pre-1970 musical theater selection and one of your choice. Neither song should exceed three minutes.
  • Due to Covid 19 restrictions we will allow pre-recorded accompaniments. Please check your sound balance to make sure we can hear both you and your accompaniment. Whenever possible, we prefer live piano accompaniment.
  • Only microphones attached to camera input are allowed. Auditions should not be recorded using reverb enhancement or any pitch altering technology. If pitch altering or enhancement is suspected a new DVD will be requested.
  • A theatrical monologue. Monologues should not exceed 1 minute.


  • Recordings of live stage performances/shows are not acceptable.
  • Unaccompanied (a cappella) auditions should be your last option.