Bernstein named head of National Music Theater Institute

Rachel Jett, artistic director of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, has named director, playwright and book writer Jonathan Bernstein as the artistic head of the institute's new program, the National Music Theater Institute.

NMTI is for high school graduates, undergraduates and post-graduates seeking a launchpad into the music theater profession. A 14-week program offered in the fall and spring, NMTI offers conservatory-like schedule with training in acting, dance, movement, directing, singing, voice, writing and composition complemented by two weeks of training in New York City.

Bernstein has taught for the National Theater Institute since 2012 and serves as adjunct professor of Playwriting and Script Analysis in the MFA Musical Theater Writing Program at NYU and as the artistic director of The Performing Arts Project.

Applications for NMTI are being accepted. To learn more and apply, visit The deadline to apply for the spring 2015 semester is October 20.


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