2024 MTEA Regional Conference


Woodruff Arts Center / Alliance Theatre

January 3 - January 4, 2024

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See you in Atlanta!

Check out our draft schedule and presentation descriptions below.

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2023 MTEA Conference Packages

Check out which package is right for you to join us at the MTEA Conference January 3-4, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia!

Non-Member Ticket



Enjoy a variety of presentations, guest speakers, performances, and networking with other musical theatre professionals live and in person in Atlanta, Georgia!

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MTEA Member Ticket



Enjoy a variety of presentations, guest speakers, performances, and networking with other musical theatre professionals live and in person in Atlanta, Georgia!

*Must be a member of MTEA to receive discount.

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After the conference's conclusion, enjoy the variety of presentations, guest speakers, and performances from the comfort of your own home! Professional recordings will be sent out within two weeks of the end of the conference.

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About the Event

Our annual conference brings together musical theatre educators from all over the world to share ideas about curriculum, recruitment, production, and professional placement. The conference also unites the organization with the top professional theatre artists in their respective fields.

During our conferences, members gather for workshops and organizational discussions. There is a centralized conference hotel to host the gathering, and evening group activities are planned. 

We seek to connect with alumni working in the profession, and recent conferences have also begun expanding to student involvement: graduate students from programs such as San Diego State, Penn State, and Boston Conservatory, who represent the future of MT educators have been included as participants and presenters, and undergraduates from around the world have attended as performers and session demonstrators, uniting the community not only through fellow pedagogical colleagues, but also through the very students we strive to educate.

NOTE: Each conference has a per-person registration fee, separate from membership.
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"Community. For me, the practice of creating good musical theatre is rooted in the idea of community. Having access to a group of like-minded colleagues through MTEA is invaluable as an educator trying to navigate post-pandemic waters. The culture of theatre-making has recently undergone a seismic shift and knowing that there are other passionate professionals whom I can lean on for advice and inspiration, particularly in my lane of disabled inclusion, is something I treasure dearly."

David Connolly
Director, Educator & Advocate

Sneak Peek

Watch this video of a presentation from our 2023 Conference in NYC!

Frequently Asked Questions

This year's conference theme, GIVE IT SOME ZAZZ, celebrates the passion and fun in musical theatre education. By attending, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a vibrant community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about making musical theatre education fun and exciting. By hosting the conference in Atlanta at the Alliance Theatre (home to many new musical theatre works including THE PROM), we are able to facilitates connections with local talent, industry experts, and potential collaborators. Attendees can build relationships that extend beyond the conference, fostering long-lasting connections within the musical theatre community.

Our conference offers a unique platform to network with industry professionals, gain valuable insights, and be inspired by innovative ideas. This conference will feature panels and workshops presented by musical theatre educators and professionals from all over the world. It will also feature some exciting special keynote speakers from the Atlanta area that we can't wait to announce soon! This conference promises to ignite your creativity and take your skills to new heights.

  • Two full days of wonderful content from all areas of musical theatre
  • An exciting Keynote presentation given by a very special guest
  • An invaluable network of colleagues and friends

Attending the MTEA conference will provide you with a multitude of benefits. Firstly, you'll have the chance to expand your knowledge and expertise in musical theatre education through engaging workshops, panel discussions, and masterclasses led by renowned experts in the field. This exposure to new teaching methodologies, performance techniques, and creative approaches will enhance your abilities as an educator or performer.

Furthermore, the conference offers unparalleled networking opportunities. You'll connect with industry professionals, educators, and fellow participants who share your passion for musical theatre. These connections can lead to collaborations, mentorships, and career advancements within the industry.

Lastly, the conference is designed to reignite your love for musical theatre and rejuvenate your teaching practices. You'll leave the event with a renewed sense of purpose, armed with fresh ideas and strategies to make your musical theatre education more engaging, interactive, and fun. Whether you're looking to revitalize your classroom or seek personal growth, this conference will undoubtedly benefit you by igniting your passion and invigorating your approach to musical theatre education.

This conference welcomes individuals from various backgrounds and professions who are passionate about musical theatre education. If you're an educator specializing in performing arts, drama, music, or any related field, this event is tailored to provide you with valuable insights and resources to enhance your teaching methods. Educators in musical theatre or related disciplines will find the conference invaluable as it offers a platform to learn from experienced professionals, explore career opportunities, and connect with like-minded peers. Educators in our membership come from universities and college programs, high schools, and independent studio owners. Finally, anyone with a deep love for musical theatre and a desire to support the growth of this art form can attend the conference to immerse themselves in the dynamic and passionate community that the event fosters.

Yes, we understand the importance of accessibility and inclusivity. While the availability of scholarships and financial assistance may vary each year, we strive to provide opportunities for those in need. If you are an MTEA member who needs financial assistance for membership or conference fees, please email admin@musicaltheatreeducators.org with subject line "MTEA Financial Assistance" explaining your need and we will be in touch with you.

Registering for the conference is quick and easy. Simply visit our website and navigate to the registration page. There, you will find a simple online form to fill out with your personal details and payment information. Once you've completed the registration process, you'll receive a confirmation email with further details about the conference, including the schedule, venue, and any additional instructions.

Absolutely! We value the expertise and unique perspectives of individuals like you. If you have a workshop or session idea that aligns with the conference theme and aims, we encourage you to submit a proposal. The conference committee carefully reviews all submissions and selects a diverse range of presenters to ensure a comprehensive and engaging program. Please check our website for submission guidelines and deadlines.

Hilton Loyalists: 

Hampton Inn and Suites Midtown Atlanta (6 minute walk from theatre) 
1231 W Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Marriott Loyalists: 
Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown (8 minute walk from theatre) 
35 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Moxy Atlanta Midtown (9 minute walk from theatre) 
48 13th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Boutique Hotel
Kimpton Shane Hotel (9 minute walk from theatre) 
1340 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Bookkeeping: If your institution requires you to pay by a method other than credit card, please contact [email protected].

Economic Hardship Policy: MTEA recognizes that many individuals experience economic hardship. If you are an MTEA member who needs financial assistance for membership or conference fees, please email [email protected] with subject line "MTEA Financial Assistance" explaining your need and we will be in touch with you.

Don't Miss Out!

LIVE and in-person, the 2024 MTEA Regional Conference brings together musical theatre educators from all over the world for inspired conversations, purposeful networking, and meaningful knowledge sharing on pedagogy, recruitment, production, and career advancement.


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