MTEA Journal

Submission Guidelines

Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance International was founded in 1999 as a means for teachers of young professional artists to come together and exchange ideas, methodologies, and solutions to common challenges in the academic settings of universities and conservatories.

We welcome submissions in a variety of formats (written text, digital, artwork). You do not need to be a member of MTEA to submit.

Subject Areas

Music theatre education covers a variety of subject areas including, but not limited to:

  • acting
  • singing
  • music
  • dance
  • movement
  • audition techniques
  • career preparation
  • social media and publicity
  • direction
  • music direction
  • choreography
  • design or production
  • musical film
  • digital entreprenuership
  • new media
  • composition
  • lyric-writing
  • music theatre history
  • repertoire
  • new works development
  • mental and physical health
  • practicing
  • career concerns
  • tenure and promotion
  • collaboration
  • workplace issues
  • techniques
  • coaching
  • recruitment
  • industry trends

Our focus is primarily the college level (undergrad and grad), but we welcome submissions having to do with the professional career or with high school that are relevant to our membership or mission. We also seek interviews with notable people as well as book, cast album, or performance reviews.

How to Submit

  • Submissions can be sent via or by emailing The deadline for submissions for the Fourth Edition is July 13, 2020 at 5pm EST.
  • Please upload your article as a word document (.doc or docx). Please follow MLA guidelines for citations. There is no limit or requirement on submission length, however, the editorial staff reserves the right to edit for length. A general guideline is 2500 to 5000 words.
  • Please submit Works Cited as a separate .doc or .docx file.
  • Please submit a 50-word bio in a Word (.doc or docx) file. 
  • Please submit photographs (minimum of 2) with your piece, along with show information (place, date, director, title of show) and photographer name if available. You'll need to compress or "zip" these into one file, or send additional files to
  • Authors are responsible for acquiring all permissions, including photographs.
  • Questions or technical difficulties? Simply email


Submissions fall into these categories: 
  • Articles: These are peer-reviewed, scholarly pieces that include citations that go beyond on-line sources.
  • Pedagogical: These are non-peer-reviewed pieces that offer specific methods or techniques for immediate classroom use that are based on current best practices or established methods (e.g., Meisner).  There may be citations.  Pieces will be edited for format and length.
  • Interviews: These are non-peer reviewed pieces that will be edited for content and length.
  • Feature Submissions: These include Coach's Corner, are non-peer reviewed, and are subject to editing for format, style, and length. 
  • Book Reviews: Non-peer-reviewed, subject to editing for length.


Editorial decisions are as follows: 
  1. Accepted for publication, sent for peer review as appropriate (see above)
  2. Assigned to a Subject Editor for editing and rewrites as needed
  3. Recommended for re-submit after substantial rewrite for current/future issues
  4. Declined


If your piece is selected for publication, you must sign a release giving permission for use by MTEA.  If requested rewrites are not returned by assigned deadline, the piece will not be published.


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