Young Professionals Conservatory

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 professional theatre artists, a season of three shows, and the opportunity to audition for age-appropriate roles in STC Main Stage productions.

YPC performance opportunities may include:

  • Three shows per season (two performed on our Pollock Stage and one performed on our Main Stage)
  • Age-appropriate roles in Main Stage productions
  • Various regional performances, open mic nights, and performance opportunities in the community throughout the year
  • Master classes such as Play writing, Dance for Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre Vocal Styles and Techniques
  •  Option to enroll in a duel-track with our Technical Theatre and Design Program
  •  Internships and volunteer opportunities

Audition Requirements (auditions conducted each spring):

1)      Two letters of recommendation

2)      Copy of most recent report card

3)      Up to 1 ½-minute monologue (memorized)

4)      If interested in the musical theatre track, up to 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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2015-2016 YPC Students at Orientation


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2014-2015 YPC Graduating Class

STC YPC seniors

2014-2015 YPC Graduating Class


Recently, Tony and Emmy Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth (center, in white scarf) 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 (left) and Education Director Michele Hillen-Noufer (right).