Community Groups

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One of the greatest things about becoming a MTEA member is joining a community of over 1,000 members worldwide who share a love for musical theatre pedagogy!

As a member of MTEA, you can join a variety of different Community Groups.

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MTEA Voice is a longstanding group designed to bring community and pedagogical access to voice teachers everywhere. Celebrating the vast and varied world of voice pedagogy, this group routinely holds webinars with esteemed speakers to collaborate on new ideas. Each year at the conference, MTEA Voice has a dedicated day of breakout sessions and guest speakers specifically geared towards furthering the field of voice education. Join this group to get to know your colleagues in the field, as well as sharing in our love of the voice!

Led by Simon Ward, this group is specifically designed to connect the international community members of MTEA! Join us to meet people from all over the world who share a love for musical theatre education.

Do you run an independent studio and find yourself wanting information specific to your business, rather than a university setting? Join MTEA Independent Studios! Our Facebook Group is a wonderful place to promote camaraderie among independent studio owners who want to exchange ideas about how to improve their education or business models. This is a lovely place to meet new people across the country doing similar work as you!

MTEA Acting is a newly formed group dedicated to bringing together community members who are passionate about teaching acting! Join us as we share resources, network with like-minded individuals, and plan for MTEA Acting Day as a part of the annual conference.

MTEA Music Directors is a new community group dedicated to bringing together MTEA members whose focus and interest is music direction.  Our members’ backgrounds include a variety of approaches and types of employment, including commercial theatre (Broadway, off-Broadway, Regional, tours), community theatre, and educational theatre. This group’s primary directive is to cultivate a supportive community dedicated to uplifting the profession of being a theatrical music director and sharing ideas about our ever-changing discipline.  All levels of proficiency are WELCOME, so do not be shy.  Join us if you’d like to meet other MDs to share best practices, ask questions, participate in programming, and be a part of the conversation!  This group is co-led by Sariva Goetz and Natalie McComas.

MTEA Dance is a group of musical theatre dance educators who support each other by sharing dance ideas, curriculum, and pedagogies that are working in the classroom. This group is a beneficial resource for dance educators to share thoughts and ideas about what is working/not working when training a musical theatre dancer today. In addition to meeting on Zoom throughout the year, MTEA also has a specified Dance Day at the annual MTEA Conference. Past dance keynote speakers have included Graciela Daniele, Sergio Trujillo, and Denis Jones. Dance Classes have been taught by The Fosse Verdon Legacy & current Broadway choreographers.