Who We Are

Our Beginnings

Our founder, Ellen Lettrich, has been working with young musical theatre and acting performers for 31 years, first as a high school classroom teacher and theatre director and, after receiving her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, as a medical voice therapist.

Her diverse teaching experiences led her to found Musical Theatre College Auditions (MTCA), a college theatre audition preparation company. Ellen built MTCA’s team of actively working teaching artists who themselves are grads of rigorous theatre training programs such as Juilliard, Yale School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Michigan, the Boston Conservatory, and NYU Tisch.

Over the past 25 years, MTCA has prepared hundreds of students for college theatre auditions and yielded exceptional success rates. Through her work with MTCA, Ellen saw how difficult it can be for low-income students and those from underrepresented communities to access the information and financial resources needed to be competitive in the audition process for college-level acting and musical theatre programs.

Ellen founded The Fund for College Auditions to bridge this information and financial gap: to support the expenses that are part of college auditions, to provide fair compensation to experienced, innovative, student-centered teaching artists who can help these students excel artistically, and to subsidize college audition information workshops for underserved high schools and theatre groups.

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Our Board of Directors

Ellen M. Lettrich, M.S., CCC-SLP

Ellen M. Lettrich, M.S., CCC-SLP

Founder & Board President

Kimberly Mullaney

Kimberly Mullaney

Vice President

Caitlin Belcik

Caitlin Belcik

Treasurer

Tracy Nagel

Tracy Nagel

Development, Corporate and Organizational Giving

Krizia Cantres

Krizia Cantres

Board Member

Chris McCarrell

Chris McCarrell

Board Member

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John Mara, Jr.

John Mara, Jr.

Board Member

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Steve Reinstadtler

Steve Reinstadtler

Board Member

Our Education Partners

TFCA scholarship recipients may use their scholarship funds to train with any of the following:

Our Donor Partners

 

 

We are grateful to the following companies for their continued and generous support of our Scholars through donations and fundraisers.