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Welcome to MTCA-LAND
Meet your Coaches from MTCA

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Begin your VIRTUAL weekend with PUA/MTCA Welcome Meeting for Families with
Director Leo Ash Evens
(come to either half hour session)

Saturday Oct 14th
AM KICKOFF 8:30am-9am
PM KICKOFF 1pm-1:30pm


LEO ASH EVENS, Director of MTCA, is a Pittsburgh born and bred actor with a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.  Leo will go over expectations and opportunities of the weekend with Students and Parents.

PUA/MTCA Parent Meeting with
Director Leo Ash Evens and
College Advisor Amy Breslow
Saturday 1:30-3pm in the ZOOM ROOM
(All are invited)


Feel the Stress Melt away as Leo Ash Evens, the Director of MTCA and his team De-Mystify the process for you!

​Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Leo is a Carnegie Mellon graduate with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Entering his 18th year with college prep, Leo balances and integrates a diversity of artistic disciplines, drawing from years of professional experience as an actor, voiceover artist, and educator. Leo infuses his students with the tools and confidence to prepare for successful college auditions. Most recently, Leo completed a run of Tateh in Ragtime at TheatreWorks, Palo Alto and a Broadway Workshop of Woodstock, Directed by Rick Elice. Leo spent three years in and out of School of Rock on Broadway. Other B’way credits: Shuffle Along (starring Audra McDonald, Billy Porter, and Brian Stokes Michell) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Leo’s Broadway Debut!)

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"Maximizing Your Scholarship Opportunities"

with MTCA College Advisor, Amy Breslow and

MTCA Director Charlie Murphy

Sunday @ noon-1pm

MTCA Director Charlie Murphy and MTCA College Advisor, 2x BTDT Mom,

Amy Breslow, will discuss the following topics:

Financial Aid Basics

  • FAFSA 101- What is it? Should I fill it out? 

  • Changes for 2024-2025

  • CSS Profile 101- What is it? Should I fill it out?

  • Scholarships: Where to find them

  • Academic Scholarships  vs Talent Scholarships 

  • Young Arts 

  • Scholarship negotiations end of year 

MTCA Alumni Panel
Sunday 2-3pm @ZOOM ROOM

Join a Q&A with 5 current BFA students that went through the process with MTCA.    Open to students and parents! 

Get insight, tips and tricks and survival hacks from these students who are here to share how to navigate the process!

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3-3:30 pm in the ZOOM ROOM

Sad to Go but the Show must go on...

Closing Thoughts and Strategy from the Weekend!  Now what??

*For all student and parent participants

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