Step UP Masterclass Series

The Ultimate Guide To Preparing Your Audition

The Ultimate guide to preparing your audition

Jessie Brownie

Jessie Brownie is an Atlanta-based performer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre from Elon University. Jessie grew up in Houston, Texas where she studied theatre and dance from a young age. She began performing professionally in grade school and began teaching and choreographing full-length musicals at local theatres by the time she was 14 years old. A year later, she made her Off-Broadway debut dance captaining the original musical Kissless. In preparation for college auditions, Jessie studied with the Houston Repertoire Ballet and began audition coaching with Broadway veterans Dave Clemmons and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka. After auditioning for 18 schools, she was accepted into one of the top musical theatre programs in the country: Elon University.

While at Elon, Jessie appeared in a variety of roles (Whatsername in American Idiot, Jennyanydots in Cats, and Lizzie in Baby, to name a few). Along with her standard courses, she also took multiple Shakespeare and audition classes, and served as a teaching assistant for Rock the Music Theatre (a class dedicated to performing pop/rock material in auditions). She ended her time at Elon with an eight-week casting director series where she refined her audition techniques with some of the top casting directors and agencies in New York. After graduating, Jessie signed with Heyman Talent Agency and performed a full-year-contract with Dollywood Theme Park.

Jessie’s goal as an audition coach is to provide updated industry insights that will help students attack their auditions with confidence and ease. As a teacher, she hopes to do much of the same while maintaining a strong focus on technique. She believes strongly in balancing passion and play as you work to find the best “you” to bring to each audition.

Step UP Masterclass Series


In this weekly class, you will gain the tools you need as a performer to succeed in auditions. Whether that is for college auditions, your high school musical, or the professional world of musical theatre. You will leave this class feeling confident in your ability to walk into the audition room. Taught by MKS INSTRUCTOR, JESSIE BROWNIE.

Meet Your Instructor:
Jessie brownie


High School students who LOVE musical theatre.


14 – 17




11AM – 12:30PM  Eastern


January 28, February 4, February 18, February 25, March 18, March 25, April 15, April 22, April 29, May 6 (Course does not conflict with Thescon or Spring Break for all Atlanta area schools)


10 Weeks 

The Investment:

$490 (Payment Plans Available)


12 Students


Michael Karl Studio (Smyrna) 

Class Breakdown

Week One: Finding Your Best ‘Self’ |  January 28

Week Two: Headshots & Resumes | February 4

Week Three: Finding Your Audition Material | February 18

Week Four: All Things Accompanist | February 25

Week Five: Entering the Audition Room | March 18

Week Six: Performing a Song | March 25

Week Seven: Performing a Monologue |April 15

Week Eight: Take the Note | April 22

Week Nine: Dance Call 101| April 29

Week Ten: Secrets to a Self-Tape | May 6

Step UP Masterclass Series will give you the tools you need to confident in mastering any musical theatre audition.

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SATURDAY JANUARY 28 – APRIL 29, 2022 | $490 | 10 WEEKS

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