Summer Music Theatre Institute

July 13th - 26th, 2014

Summer Music Theatre Institute (SMTI) at Wagner College gives high school students from around the country the opportunity to learn from theatre professionals in the
Wagner College and New York City community about all aspects of music theatre performance. In a two-week, on-campus intensive, students receive rigorous, college caliber training in acting, singing, improvisation, and dancing--taught in a supportive, professional environment. Students gain insights into the professional world of New York City theatre through visits from industry experts and trips to Broadway productions. Students are encouraged to apply early as there are a limited number of spots available.


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The intensive culminates in a showcase of student performances for family, friends, and the Wagner community. SMTI gives students a learning experience that is professional and positive--rigorous training and serious fun. Past SMTI students have visited and spoken with the stars of productions including Memphis, Evita, and Billy Elliot. Each student also participates in a professional photography session and receives a CD of the shots.

Wagner College is located in the beautiful Grymes Hill section of Staten Island, a short shuttle ride from the famous Staten Island Ferry that takes them into Manhattan. SMTI is the perfect segue from high school to college, introducing the serious student to the professional world of musical theatre.

Acceptance into the Institute is by audition. To contact us:

Wagner College is listed in the Princeton Review’s “Best 377 Colleges” guide for the ninth year in a row. Wagner also appeared on several of the specialized Top 20 lists compiled by the Princeton Review, including “Best College Theater”. This is the ninth year in a row that the Wagner College Theater has been ranked among the top collegiate stage programs in the nation. Wagner is No. 4 on this year’s Best College Theaters list, directly behind Carnegie Mellon and Yale universities. Wagner College also was identified in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2013”.

If you would like a paper copy of this information mailed to you or if you have any questions, contact Director Susan Fenley at