I only have one question. You are in an MA program in a University.
Would you not be better off getting involved with a Creative Team
there, so you would have one-on-one relationship, and some guidance with your faculty? With a local cast you and faculty, you could work every day with people IN PERSON rather than going online.
John Webber DMA, MA, FTCL, LTCL, Dip
music composed, arranged, transcribed, typeset. http://www.webbermusic.com - firstname.lastname@example.org
Classically trained (in Germany and the U.S.) professional composer.
Over thirty five years experience in composing, arranging, teaching, and conducting/directing.
Have worked with children, amateurs and professionals in Britain, Germany, and the U.S.
Have worked in the theatre as pianist, composer, and music director.
Haves composed and conducted two small operas.
Have collaborated with three lyricists on five musicals.
Have written and performed Incidental music for four stage plays.
Will compose/arrange songs, musicals, operas.
Reasonable rates. First (short) song free.
I am British but have lived and worked in the US for about 30 years.