College Musical Theater Audition Workshop in San Mateo, CA

College Musical Theater Audition Workshop in San Mateo, CA

Hosting an Open House at NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Hosting an Open House at NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Leading a session at the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) conference in Boston. Can you guess which one?

Leading a session at the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) conference in Boston. Can you guess which one?

WORKSHOPS

Preparing for your College Audition
Mumbai, India
I lead a conversation to demystify the college audition process for a limited number of high school students who were applying to schools in the U.S. for drama. I discussed the mechanics of auditioning—from what to wear to how to prepare and perform a monologue—and invited parents to join for Q&A at the end.

College Musical Theater Audition Workshop
San Mateo, CA
I co-hosted a college audition workshop in the San Francisco area with Dr. Elizabeth Stone of Campanile College Consulting. Along with other professional colleagues, we walked students through the three parts of the college musical theater audition: dance, singing and acting evaluations.

WEBINARS and PODCASTS

College Admissions/Auditions for Theater Kids
Facebook Live Event for Grown and Flown (2019)
Join this special LIVE event: An interview with Guest Expert Chris Andersson, former Admissions Director for the Drama department at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Chris will inform you on everything you need to know on how to get your student ready for drama auditions and performance majors. Learn about auditions, deadlines, requirements and materials needed. Watch the Facebook Live event!

Choosing the Right Path as a Visual or Performing Arts Student
Webinar for Guided Path Professional Development Series (2017)
Students interested in pursuing a path in college as a visual or performing arts major have lots of choices to make. Cyndy McDonald from Guided Path interviews Chris Andersson, Theater Education Specialist. Watch the webinar!

College to Career Acting: College Admissions Series with guest Chris Andersson
HurryUpAndWait Podcast for CTC Acting (2014)

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

How to Audition for Drama School: West Coast Edition (IECA Los Angeles 2018) [creator/moderator/panelist]

Guiding the LGBTQ+ College Search (IECA Los Angeles 2018) [co-presenter/panelist]

10 Tips to Discern Between College Capacity and College Readiness (IECA Los Angeles 2018) [panelist]

Advising Students from Asia: Guiding Families Beyond the US News & World Report Top 50 (IECA Los Angeles 2018) [panelist]

Actors and Singers and Dancers, Oh, My!: A Performing Arts Roundtable Discussion (HECA Dallas 2018) [panelist]

How to Audition for Drama School: East Coast Edition (IECA Washington DC 2017) [creator/moderator/panelist]

Arts Colleges of the South (IECA New Orleans 2016) [creator/moderator]

Demystifying the College Audition Process (IECA Boston 2016) [creator/moderator/panelist]

PUBLIC SPEAKING

College Choices for the Visual and Performing Arts (2017 NACAC Los Angeles Performing & Visual Arts Fair) [panelist]

How to Guide Students to the Arts (2016 College Board Summer Institute for International Counselors) [panelist]

The Possibility Project: Empowering Teenagers to Create a Better World (2016-2017) [guest speaker]

CAP21 Summer High School Program’s College Recruitment Panel (2012 - 2016) [panelist]

ARTICLES

How International Drama Students Audition for US Schools
IECA Insights Newsletter, Aug/Sept 2016, page 20

New York City Arts College Tour
IECA Insights Newsletter, June/July 2016, page 30

QUOTES

Top College Experts on What You Need to Know to Survive Your Performing Arts Freshman Year
PLAYBILL.COM By Robert Viagas with quote from Chris Andersson (2014)

The Secrets You Need to Know to Have a Successful Performing Arts College Audition
PLAYBILL.COM By Robert Viagas with quote from Chris Andersson (2014)

How Performing Arts Students Get an Edge on College With "Early Decision"/"Early Action"
PLAYBILL.EDU By Robert Viagas with quote from Chris Andersson (2014)

So You Think You Can Dance, Act or Draw? Tips for Performing and Visual Arts Applicants
ESTRELA CONSULTING By Kristina L. Dooley with quote from Chris Andersson (2013)

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

IECA Conference in Los Angeles (FALL 2018)
NACAC Conference in Salt Lake City (FALL 2018)
HECA Conference in Dallas (SPRING 2018)
IECA Conference in Austin (SPRING 2018)
IECA Conference in Washington DC (FALL 2017)
HECA Conference in Long Beach (SPRING 2017)
IECA Conference in Denver (SPRING 2017)
IECA Conference in New Orleans (FALL 2016)
IECA Conference in Boston (SPRING 2016)
IECA Conference in Scottsdale (FALL 2015)
NACAC Conference in San Diego (FALL 2015)
IECA Conference in Baltimore (SPRING 2015)
IECA Conference in Orlando (FALL 2014)
IECA Conference in Indianapolis (SPRING 2014)