Fall 2022

Musical Theater: Pre-Screen Prep With Lauren Langa

Ages 16–18
Thursdays, 7–8:30 p.m.

Need some guidance getting ready for college auditions? This specialized Dr. Phillips Center theater class is designed to prep high school students with everything you need to ace your pre-screen auditions—and land your dream musical theater program.

With the help of musical theater expert Lauren Langa, you’ll learn how to select the perfect pieces, strengthen your audition technique, sharpen your delivery skills, broaden your vocal range, boost your stage presence and maximize your potential as a performer. Going into audition season, you’ll feel confident that you’ve prepared and rehearsed for a variety of audition scenarios. This class even concludes with a professional filming day—so you’ll leave with a professionally filmed audition package ready to submit.


Auditions:

By Sunday, August 21, send your current headshot and resume—as well as 32 bars of a rehearsed and memorized musical theater song in the style of your choice via a YouTube link—to auditions@drphillipscenter.org. Make your email subject line "Langa Pre-Screen Audition: First-Name Last-Name"

Lauren Langa

Lauren Langa has been performing and teaching voice for over 20 years. She attended Florida State University for her undergraduate studies where she majored in both vocal performance and choral music education, and she holds a master’s degree in vocal pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.

Each year, her high school students consistently earn spots in the country’s leading top music theatre, classical voice, and commercial music programs such as Carnegie Mellon University, Florida State University, Penn State University, Shenandoah University, University of Michigan, and many more! Additionally, many of her students have been selected as the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts’ Applause Awards representatives for the Jimmy Awards, including Sofia Deler who was named the national winner in 2017.

In addition to her high school students, her professional students can be seen on Broadway and in tv and film in projects like The Prom (movie), Jesus Christ Superstar Live on NBC, Kimberly Akimbo (Broadway), A Beautiful Noise (Broadway), Cinderella (Broadway), MJ: The Musical (Broadway), SIX (National Tour), Sing Street (Off-Broadway), among many others.

Lauren specializes not only in voice science and vocal pedagogy, but also in contemporary styles and extended techniques. Her expertise in current industry standards and trends, in addition to music theatre and commercial music repertoire, give her the tools necessary in guiding her students’ paths through both college and professional music theatre auditions. She is proud to consult her professional students on their current projects while also guiding her high school students on their college audition journey. Lauren’s philosophy of student-centered education, belief in evidence-based vocal pedagogy, and passion for aligning students with the necessary tools for a successful path in meeting industry standards, while also staying rooted in authenticity, have yielded significant successes for her students.


  • Ages: 16–18
  • Capacity: 8 students
  • First class: September 8, 2022
  • Tuition: $550
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