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FREE College Teleseminar with Tim Howard at Western Connecticut University

Choosing the Right College Theatre Program For You

FREE College Teleseminar

Saturday October 5, 11 am - 12 noon EST

(Recording available if you can’t make the live event)

With Special Guest, Tim Howard, Coordinator of BFA Musical theatre program and theatre professor at Western Connecticut State University

On this call learn:

  • How to choose the right theatre program for your college experience.

  • Things to look for in a theatre program (faculty, course work, alumni).

  • BFA vs BA - The differences and similarities between both degrees.

  • What auditors look for in your college auditions and how to choose material no matter where you audition.


Tim Howard

Associate Professor At Western Connecticut State University 

[Coordinator of BFA in Musical Theatre]

Tim has had a diverse career as an Actor/Singer/Director, and Musical Director.  Acting credits include:  Broadway National Tour of Show Boat  directed by Harold Prince, Parade  directed by Harold Prince and conducted by Jason Robert Brown, Leachman and Howard: Together at Last!  (Two-person show with Cloris Leachman) as well as regional theatre and  television. Some of his directing and musical directing credits include   Hair (20th Anniversary Production-collaborated with writers), Get Any Guy Thru Psychic Mind Control (Critic’s Voice-Time Magazine) and  Red Roses for a Blue Lady (with Cloris Leachman-White Barn Theatre). Tim worked as adjunct Professor for Marymount Manhattan College for seven years.   In addition, he spent five years as Assistant Professor/Coordinator of the BFA Musical Theatre at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  He maintains the Tim Howard Studios in New York City as a voice teacher/audition coach to the Broadway community.

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Denise Simon

Owner of Denise Simon Acting & Coaching

Denise Simon is a veteran of the industry as an actress, teacher, director, casting director, and personal talent manager for over 30 years.  She has coached hundreds of children and young adults appearing regularly on TV, film, and Broadway including Noah Schnappe and Caleb McLoughlin from Stranger Things. For ten years, Denise was an associate with Fox Albert Management, one of the leading talent management companies in New York, where she managed such clients as Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino.A graduate of Florida State University with a B.F.A. degree in theatre, Denise has studied acting with renowned teachers, including Wynn Handman, Burt Reynolds, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Larry Silverberg. As a casting director, Denise cast the award-winning independent film, “No Letting Go,” directed by Jonathan Bucari. Denise is a contributing expert columnist to, is a member of the NY SAG AFTRA Young Performers Committee, and has actively led seminars for Actors Equity Association, SAG- AFTRA, and other organizations throughout the country. She serves on the advisory board of the Looking Ahead committee at the Actors Fund in New York. Denise is the author of Parenting in the Spotlight: How to Raise a Child Star Without Screwing Them Up.