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Nexus Musical Theatre Summer Camp

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Texas State Musical Theatre’s Pre-College Summer Intensive

June 10-25th, 2017

NEXUS Guest Artist

Michael Balderrama
Michael Balderrama

Resident Choreographer for HAMILTON will be our visiting Guest Artist for NEXUS! He will doing workshops in Hip Hop  Styles and Musical Theatre Dance.

NEXUS is open to rising juniors and seniors, although applications from rising sophomores of exceptional ability and experience will be considered.

*Rising juniors and seniors may officially audition for the Texas State BFA in Musical Theatre Program at the end of the two-week intensive. It will count as a callback for the program for seniors, and it will waive your application fee to the program. If we make you an offer, you will still need to apply and be admitted to the university (that application fee will still apply). Rising juniors, your audition will potentially qualify you for a callback during your senior year and your program application fee will also be waived.

Our Mission

Exposing young artists to collegiate training and preparing them for the current professional market as well as their college auditions.

Familiarizing young artists with Texas State’s immersive, holistic musical theater training program.

What We Offer

Focused training with Texas State Musical Theatre faculty, top industry professionals, which includes a final showcase performance.

During NEXUS students experience two weeks of intensive training at the university’s state-of-the-art facilities. The campus is set in the idyllic Hill Country of Texas. We will accept up to 70 students per year in this highly sought after summer intensive, which prepares them for the demands of a rigorous four-year training program.

The intensive curriculum is based on Texas State’s highly respected, nationally recognized BFA musical theater program and will be taught by Texas State’s esteemed faculty. Texas State faculty is made up of working professionals with credits that span Broadway, off Broadway, film, television, national tours and international tours, recording, radio, voice-overs, television commercials and much more. Our faculty members work together to fully integrate all aspects of the curriculum with a focus on the health of the performer physically, vocally and mentally. Our curriculum has a cutting edge, outside the box approach and was designed by Broadway professionals to train future Broadway professionals.

Who are the Texas State Faculty?

Why “Nexus”?

Nexus is defined as:  “A connection or series of connections linking two or more things, a binding together.” If you happen to be in the nexus of something, you’re right in the middle of it all. And that’s where we want you—right in the middle of the best voice, acting and dance training the Texas State faculty have to offer.

What defines the Nexus @ TXST experience?

Comprehensive, Challenging, Innovative! Plus we have a lot fun!

Come ready to live in your imagination as much as your technique. We are story tellers, and whether it is through text, movement or music, we will explore what it means to tell the story, not just using your voice, but also your heart, mind, and body. If you want to pursue the arts professionally, we will help you prepare for your college auditions and for the professional market that awaits you! We will also go tubing down the beautiful San Marcos river, have movie nights, and rehearse a showcase for a presentation at the end of your adventure here.

What type of student are we looking for at Nexus?


Classes are modeled on those of the BFA musical theater students at Texas State, including master classes and workshops in Vocal Health, Physical Health and Nutrition, and Mental Wellness/Stress Management.

Curriculum also includes: voice, acting, musical theater dance styles, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, audition prep, improvisation and help with audition material selection.

How to Apply  

Admission is by video audition, application, and personal recommendation letter, and is highly competitive.

Airport Transportation

Shuttles to and from the Austin Bergstrom International (AUS) Airport will be provided to students traveling by air. Specific van pick up times will be included in your acceptance letter. Please plan flights accordingly.

Deadlines and Tuition

Admitted students are required to submit a $500 deposit to secure enrollment.  Enrollment deposits will be credited against the tuition balance.

Tuition: $2,800
Program Dates: June 10-25, 2017
Application Deadline: January 23, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2017
$500 Non-Refundable Deposit Deadline: March 1, 2017
Full Tuition Deadline: April 1, 2017

The balance can be made in 2 payments, as long as the final payment is received by April 1, 2017.

If you miss the deadline but want to apply please email Kaitlin Hopkins at, and we will try to accommodate you if possible.


Cancellation Policy

Prior to April 15, 2017: if a student withdraws, 100% of the total tuition will be refunded minus the non-refundable $500 deposit
Prior to May 1, 2017: if a student withdraws, 50% of the total tuition will be refunded minus the non-refundable $500 deposit 
After May 1, 2017: if a student withdraws, no refund will be given.

Admission Notification

For consideration and notification, all application and audition materials must be received by the application deadline. January 23th, 2017. Notifications of acceptance will be emailed. No decisions will be given by phone.

As a courtesy to Nexus faculty and other applicants, please notify us at if you need to withdraw your application due to committing to another summer program that conflicts with the NEXUS dates.