Saturday, September 7th, 2024 - Sunday September 8th, 2024

Suggested Hotel:
Hyatt Place Princeton
3565 US Highway 1, Princeton NJ 08540


Exact meeting points and class locations are approximate and more specifics will be shared closer to the event with registered families.

Saturday, September 7th, 2024

Lawrenceville, NJ

11a - 12p Campus Tour

Campus tour with a current student. They will meet the group and show you around campus. Bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes for the campus tour. 

12p - 1:30p Dance Master Class with Robin Lewis, Head of Dance at Rider University

Wear dance attire and jazz shoes. Bring a headshot and resume. 

1:30p - 2:00p - Q+A with Robin Lewis

2p - 3p Lunch with Current Students

Lunch on campus with current students. Families will have the opportunity to meet with CAC alums who chose Rider and learn about their experiences.

Parents may attend all events

Robin Lewis has been a member of Rider University’s School of Communication, Media, and Performing Arts faculty since 2011. Over the past decade, he has taught and directed hundreds of students in countless productions, jazz classes, and especially Fosse combinations. With 13+ years of experience performing on Broadway and Broadway National Tours including Fosse, Beauty and the BeastThe Producers, and countless other notable productions, Robin will impart invaluable knowledge to participating students.

Sunday, September 8th, 2024

New York, NY

11a - 1:30p Song Masterclass with program director Jesse Carlo

Bring two college audition songs (1-minute cuts). Jesse will choose one of your songs to work with. Bring recorded accompaniment tracks and a playback device. No live accompaniment will be provided. Bring a headshot and resume and dress in nice casual, comfortable clothes. A 15-30 min Q+A will conclude the class, allowing students to ask Jesse questions about the program. 

1:30p - 2p Student Meet-and-Greet with CAC alums

2p - 3p Campus Tour

Campus tour with Wayne Petro (Associate Director of Enrollment and Incoming Advisor) and a current student.

Parents may attend all events

Jesse Carlo is the Head of Musical Theatre at Pace University. Building on the rich history of the program, he is working to create a creative and collaborative space for students from all backgrounds - focusing on equity and accessibility and helping to shape a new generation of artists as leaders. Jesse, and Pace, value students who are authentically themselves, and work to nurture and grow the uniqueness in each of their students. 

***Parents and students are welcome to stay in NJ or NY overnight on September 7th. It is the participant’s responsibility to secure travel to NYC for the Pace masterclass. If taking public transit, the Princeton Junction or Hamilton stops on the NJTransit system can take families from NJ to NY. Feel free to reach out to College Audition Coach for more details.***

Weekend Participation fee is $450 per student (includes parents)

Fee includes:
Rider University Master Class, campus tour, plus Q&A
Pace University Master Class, campus tour, plus Q&A

Enrollment is limited to the first 12 students.
You will get an email before the class with more details and any last-minute updates.

No refunds and participation is nontransferable