Musical Theater College Prep Testimonials
My son made it into his dream school - The University of Michigan - and Stephen Agosto played a pivotal role in making it happen. He applied to no less than 15 schools - it was nerve wracking and we thought Michigan was a long shot! But Stephen knew a lot about what each university was looking for and also knew my son's strengths and challenges. He made sure we applied to safety schools and schools that offer financial help to students. Using his expertise from years of college audition coaching, Stephen helped my son select songs and monologues that showcased his abilities. He guided him through the entire process and made sure we didn’t miss a beat. With Stephen’s help, he not only got accepted to UMich, he also made it into several other top notch musical theatre programs across the country!
-- Omnika T., Parent of University of Michigan student
I could not have been more pleased with Stephen’s skills as a performing arts college prep counselor! His specialized knowledge of the performing arts college application process is unparalleled. He skillfully guided her every step of the way so that my daughter was well-prepared and more at ease during this nerve-wracking time. Also, he worked closely with her to help her select and perfect her audition pieces, provided insightful and amazing feedback and shaped her into a confident applicant. He was very gifted in how to make my daughter’s best attributes shine and encouraged her throughout the process and was consistently warm and caring as well. And, his excellent guidance led her to being accepted early-decision to college at her first choice of performing arts programs. We never would have made it through this process without him, and we absolutely adore him as a cherished and gifted mentor and lifelong friend!!
-- Gina M., Parent of NYU-Tisch student
My daughter got into her dream MT program working with Stephen! Not only was Stephen the right combination of kind support and fierce honesty, he was instrumental to my daughter believing in her chances of success. From song and monologue choices to understanding the sensitivities of the schools she was applying to, Stephen was a committed and informed champion for this process. We will forever be grateful to him for helping her make her dreams comes true. We could not have done it without him even though both parents were former theatre pros!
-- Laura F., Parent of Ithaca College student
I love and appreciate that you "get" my kid! I love that you see the bright light in my daughter that I see. I love that you identified this light in my daughter and continually remind her of this which GIVES HER THE CONFIDENCE to keep dreaming and keep working toward those dreams.
Stephen's guidance and support through my daughter's college process has been INVALUABLE. Stephen took the time to really understand and listen to not only my daughter , but me - MOM! Every meeting and conversation was positive, supportive and professional and even more importantly HONEST. Stephen has an awesome way about him that makes students - and parents - feel that he understands and can relate to support your family in this journey. Stephen's sense of humor put my daughter at ease during many crucial moments! He was successful in helping E to clarify her goals and intentions for a MT college program. He seamlessly navigated us through the process of making those tough choices. His knowledge of the variety of programs is extensive which was critical during this process!
Stephen invested his time and energy to develop a clear understanding and appreciation of E as an artist and student. He was able to steer her towards the best programs that fit her style. He also helped her choose and audition material that was appropriate and unique to E!
Stephen is extremely responsive to questions or concerns and always made us feel comfortable, making it clear that he genuinely loves what he does! He truly wants his students to make the best choice for their success and happiness. I'm so grateful to have gone through this process with Stephen and know that he will always be in my daughters corner long after her college experience is over!
-- Diane, Parent of a student at Baldwin Wallace University student
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