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Over the past few years, we have learned so much about the crazy process of auditioning for musical theatre programs from College Confidential. Knowing that things change over time, and in the sprit of "paying it forward," here's a little information about how a recent audition day at CCM went....
On the first audition day of the 2010-11 season, there were about 60 auditionees. Sign in was easy -- find your name, pick up your schedule, have a seat. There was a short talk about the day, the school, a Q&A, then the students left for their dance call. Monologue and voice audition was scheduled based on the order in which the University had received the application. My kiddo had about an hour after her dance call to change, have a snack, warm up, etc. She then went into a lovely recital hall where she performed her songs and monologues (said the pianist was fantastic and the acoustics were great!), they talked with her briefly, and she was done. Auditions continued throughout the day, so some people had longer or shorter breaks after the dance call. The Starbucks in the CCM building was very popular with auditionees!
CCM did not have a theory test. Families could schedule a general University of Cincinnati information session in the afternoon if their schedule allowed, as well as a campus tour. Results will most likely be available in about a week (yikes!) if a solid yes or no. The other possible category is "no action," which means no decision has been made yet, and in that case, a student will hear of their status in March.