SDMT is committed to fostering the next generation of Broadway-caliber musical theatre performers through professional level training and experiences.

The Conservatory @ SDMT

Creating the Triple Threat: Professional Level Training for Musical Theatre. Classes meet twice a week for 2 hours.


  • Call SDMT Administrative Office to Register at 858-560-5740
  • A great gift for your favorite performer
  • Scholarships available
  • Class size limited

Dance: One class focused on style and technique and one class focused on application. Covering all styles required for a successful career in today’s theatre world: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip-Hop, and Tricks.
Acting: Advanced scene study and monologue work. Exploration of multiple schools of acting including Stanislavski, Viewpoints, and Meisner. We will also look at specific styles and techniques to tackle a variety of genres and eras of theatre, as well as skills for audition success.
Music theory and voice: Build ensemble music skills and advance sight reading, music theory, and harmonizing abilities. Work on a catalog of style and technique to effortlessly switch between all genres required in our industry today: pop, jazz, classic musical theatre, bluegrass, and rock belt.

Dates of Conservatory

January 22 – March 14, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Cost: $800 – 8-week session, just $25 per class!

For more information on our new educational programs contact Carolyn Agan at

To register for classes, call SDMT Administrative Office at 858-560-5740.

Teaching Artists

Learn from top SDMT performers, directors, choreographers and musical directors! 

Carolyn Agan – made her San Diego debut portraying Mother in Ragtime at SDMT and was honored with the 2016 Craig Noel Award for Lead Actress in a Musical. Other favorite regional credits include Wild Goose Dreams (La Jolla Playhouse); The 25th Annual … Spelling Bee, Parade, Freedom’s Song, and A Christmas Carol (Ford’s Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors (Olney Theatre Center); Two Gents: A Rock Opera (Shakespeare Theatre Company). She has been an educator for more than 12 years working with organizations such as La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and The Smithsonian. She currently serves as Director of Education for San Diego Musical Theatre. Her professional debut as a Director/Writer/Producer, The 27 Club, was awarded “Best of Fringe” at the 2015 Capital Fringe Festival. Carolyn is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association.

Kyle Hawk (Ensemble)Kyle Hawk – Favorite Past regional credits include Billy Eliot, The Producers, Big Fish, Catch Me if You Can, White Christmas, Singin in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, Crazy for You and Cats. Kyle has also followed his love for dance all over the US performing with the Joffrey Ballet, Inaside Dance Chicago, Giordanos Jazz Dance and Joel Hall Dancers. Since returning to San Diego Kyle has had the great opportunity to direct and choreograph for MYT, CCT, CYT, NCSA, STAR as well as many local performing arts academy’s and high schools around SoCal.

Don LeMaster – A native of San Diego, Don has been a working musician in the world of theatre for 30 years. He has been the resident musical director for SDMT, since its inception. He has musically directed and conducted many shows: A Christmas Carol, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, Cabaret (San Diego Rep), American Rhythm, Boomers (Lamb’s Players), Superstar, Once On This Island, Ragtime and 1776 – Ovation nomination (Performance Riverside), and many others at Moonlight, Cygnet, Starlight, South Bay Cities, North Coast Rep and McCoy Rigby. The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, has honored Don with the Outstanding Musical Direction Craig Noel award for SDMT’s The Full Monty, The Sound of Music and Ragtime.


“What an awesome experience for these young performers. A few of my students attended and they had nothing but positive things to say about all aspects of this program. Well done, SDMT!”
– Chrissy Burns (Theatre professional)


“It was an amazing experience for our daughter. She can’t wait to attend next year’s camp! Thank you so much!”
– Meredith D’Anchise Kolod (Parent of student)


“A wonderful experience! My daughter loved it. Can’t wait for next year!”
– Felicia Broschart (Parent of Student)

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