Young Professionals Conservatory

The Young Professionals Conservatory (YPC) is a comprehensive 10-month training program for students grades 7th through 12th who are interested in pursuing careers in professional theatre. YPC admittance is by audition, and auditions are held in the winter of each year for the following school year (audition requirements are listed below).


  • Monday, February 5th, 2018
    available time slots: 2pm – 3pm, 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm
  • Friday, February 9th, 2018
    available time slots: 2pm – 3pm, 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm
  • Monday, February 12th, 2018
    available time slots: 2pm – 3pm, 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm
  • Friday, February 16th, 2018
    available time slots: 2pm – 3pm, 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm

Please be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early for your scheduled hour and remember that a parent must be present for the informational meeting at the top of the hour with our School of the Arts Director.  Please expect to be here for a full hour, although it may take less time.  The audition will take place at Sacramento Theatre Company.



Training includes:

  • Weekly master classes with professional artists on topics such as Scene Study, Play Writing, Dance for Musical Theatre, Musical Theatre Vocal Styles and Techniques, Stage Combat, Improvisation, Piano, and Music Theory
  • Internships and volunteer opportunities

Performance opportunities may include:

  • Participation in one on the Youth Series productions
  • Age-appropriate roles in STC’s professional Main Series productions
  • Various regional performances, open mic nights, and performance opportunities in the community throughout the year

Audition Requirements:

1)      Two letters of recommendation

2)      Copy of most recent report card

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

4)      If interested in musical theatre, up to 1 ½-minute song (memorized with accompaniment recording on CD or mp3 device)

5)      A recent photo or headshot

Resumes are optional, but are not required.

Please contact our Young Professionals Conservatory Coordinator for more information or to schedule an audition:


‘As You Like It’ performed by 2017-18 YPC Company // Photos by Charr Crail

YPC Group Photo Season 2015-20162015-2016 YPC Students at Orientation


Tony and Emmy Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth (center, in white scarf) taught a Master Class for our YPC Students in 2014!

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Kristin Chenoweth teaching on STC’s Cabaret Stage