Young Professionals Conservatory

Auditioning for next season!

By appointment only. Register through the Education Department by emailing the Education Coordinator at or call (916) 446-7501 ext. 116.

The Young Professionals Conservatory (YPC) is a rigorous, 10-month training program for students ages 12 through 18 who are interested in pursuing careers in professional theatre. YPC includes weekly master classes with renowned theatre artists, a season of four shows, and the opportunity to audition for age-appropriate roles in STC Mainstage productions.

YPC performance opportunities can include:

  • Three shows per season (three performed on our Pollock Stage and one performed on our Mainstage)
  • Age-appropriate roles in Mainstage productions;
  • Various regional performances, open mic nights and national touring throughout the year.

Audition requirements for 2015-2016 Season:

1)      Two letters of recommendation

2)      Copy of most recent report card

3)      1 – 1 ½  minute monologue (memorized)

4)      If interested in the Musical Theatre Track, 1- 1 ½ minute song memorized with background accompaniment track (on CD or mp3 device)

Please contact the Education Department for more information.
916.446.7501 ext. 113

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Orientation for the 2014-2015 YPC Program

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Our YPC 2014-2014 Graduating Class

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Our YPC 2014-2015 Graduating Class



Recently, Tony and Emmy Award Winning Kristin Chenoweth taught a Master Class for our YPC Students!

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Kristin Chenoweth teaching on STC’s Cabaret Stage

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Kristin even took the time to sing Happy Birthday to one of our students T. Johnson, pictured here with A Christmas Carol musical director Sam Schieber and Education Director Michele Hillen-Noufer.


YPC Students performed for Kristin and listened to her amazing feedback. It was a rare and remarkable opportunity for our students who look up to and admire Kristin’s spirit and talent.