New Music Theatre Intensives Emerging Artist Professional Program is designed to give artists and music theatre makers, ages 18+, the opportunity to DEVELOP and SHOWCASE their work. Through MENTORSHIP by industry professionals, workshops and master classes, this program allows artists to LEARN, EXPLORE, DEVELOP SKILLS, CREATE and SHARE.

  • Small select group of emerging artists (approx 10-14)
  • Led by a team of Toronto’s top industry professionals
  • Perform in an inventive contemporary music theatre production
  • Develop and challenge music theatre skills in singing, acting and dance
  • Masterclasses and specialized workshops with guests artists

  • Having the opportunity to create and develop a brand new musical takes time, resources, willing talented people, and most importantly, faith. Bravo Academy gave Steven Gallagher and I all of these things in abundance on our show Drama 101. We are so grateful to have had this opportunity, and are so proud of what the Emerging Artist Ensemble accomplished thanks to the facilitation and support of Bravo.
    Kevin Wong
    Music Director, Composer/Lyricist
  • Bravo Academy's New Music Theatre Intensives was instrumental in the development of our musical, Drama 101. From the initial idea leading up to a workshop production, Bravo provided the resources and support to help us realize the potential of our new show. Bravo will offer dramaturgical support, directors, musical directors and wonderful young actors to make sure that your musical gets the first production it deserves. It was an incredible experience that helped us to hone our skills as music theatre writers and I would recommend to anyone interested in developing their new piece.
    Steven Gallagher
    Director, Writer
  • Being part of Bravo Academy's NMTI was an incredible experience. Melissa and her team were so supportive, helpful and encouraging of our creative process. The space is beautiful and the young performers are exceptional.
    Matt Murray
    Director, Writer


We are currently accepting Emerging Artist Project submissions for 2017/18!

This is an amazing opportunity to workshop and produce your musical in a professional setting, while working with other Emerging Artists!

Writers & Composers – Learn more about our program benefits and submission guidelines here.

Directors, Music Directors & Choreographers – Please submit your resume & cover letter to

Stage Managers – Please submit your resume & cover letter to

Set, Costume, Lighting & Projection Designers – Please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio to

When applying please use the subject heading: Emerging Artist Program Submission.

As this is a competitive program, we will only contact those we are interested in for creative interviews.

2017/2018 Guest Artists

See what Guest Artists are hosting Masterclasses & Workshops this year at Bravo Academy!

Past Guest Teaching Artists Include:

Robert McQueen (Stage Director, Dramaturge & Teacher – Broadway, Stratford Festival of Canada, Canadian Opera Company, Acting Up Stage)
Mitchell Marcus (Artistic & Managing Director of Acting Up Stage)
Michael Rubinoff (Sheridan College Associate Dean, Visual and Performing Arts)
Brian Hill (Writer of Theory of Relativity and Story of My Life, Director for Stratford Shakespeare Festival)
Tom Diamond (Theatre & Opera Director – Canadian Opera Company)

Past Shows:

Drama 101 (Gallagher & Wong) 2017
Going Under (Dauncey, Romer-Segal & Murray) 2017
Made-Up Musical (Kliffer & MacDoughall) 2017
Bremen Rock City (Dauncey & Romer-Segal) 2016
Godspell 2012 Revival (Schwartz & Tebelak) 2016
Theory of Relativity (Bartram & Hill) 2016
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (W. Finn) 2015
Sondheim on Sondheim (S. Sondheim) 2015
Edges (Pasek & Paul) 2014
Make Me a Song (W. Finn) 2013