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2010-2011 Auditions

mommafrogmommafrog Posts: 726Registered User Member
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.
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Replies to: 2010-2011 Auditions

  • BabsieBabsie Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    Has anyone gotten a call from last weekend CCM Musical Theater auditions?
  • notasoccermomnotasoccermom Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
    No call here Babsie....based on last years stats I am guessing there will be very few that do this early. A no go from Baldwin Wallace in a letter though....D took it very well.
  • mtlover92mtlover92 Posts: 38Registered User Junior Member
    CCM will notify those accepted by email.
  • notasoccermomnotasoccermom Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
    Check you status on CCM website...some letters are posted.
    Not good news for us.
  • mommafrogmommafrog Posts: 726Registered User Member
    Yeah, same here. But CCM (and all schools) know what they're looking for to make up their class, and a kid can only attend ONE school -- you just need that one "yes" along the way, and the audition season is young. Best to those still waiting/yet to audition.
  • miles93miles93 Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Has anyone else heard anything from CCM? I see a few have posted notifications from last week. ???
  • TexBlondieTexBlondie Posts: 25Registered User New Member
    We got a "no" as well. Onward and upward! Too bad, cause they have a great group there.
  • MTMamaMTMama Posts: 315Registered User Member
    miles93 - It looks like the "no" notifications have been posted to people's statuses - haven't heard of anyone getting a "yes" or a deferral yet....
  • soozievtsoozievt Posts: 28,784Registered User, ! Senior Member
    I have a student who is auditioning at CCM and this student heard that Aubrey Berg asks each auditionee a question and appears under the impression that everyone is asked the same thing. I certainly am aware of the kinds of questions asked in auditions and interviews generally speaking. However, I am not aware of a specific question asked at CCM. Can anyone who has auditioned there this year or last specify if this is the case and what the question may be or if not wishing to post it, to click on my name and email me? I am not aware of one specific question or if this is true. My student asked me and so I thought I would put it out there to CCers. Thank you.
  • notasoccermomnotasoccermom Posts: 32Registered User Junior Member
    They just asked my daughter why she wanted to attend CCM. I heard some current CCM MT students talking about their "question" last year, didn't hear what it was though.
  • classicalbkclassicalbk Posts: 767Registered User Member
    The CCM admissions person just said the neatest thing (very loose quote): "We've turned down a number of students who are now making it big on Broadway and we've accepted plenty who aren't." In other words, she was very encouraging to the almost 800 students who will be turned down this year. What a kind thing to say coming from the top of the heap of MT schools!
  • emmmteee2015emmmteee2015 Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    Hey, has anybody heard back from the January 8 audition?
  • MTMamaMTMama Posts: 315Registered User Member
    emmmteee2015 - There are some kids still waiting to hear back from CCM from the December 4th audition - so don't hold your breath! Hope your audition went well!
  • MusThCCMusThCC Posts: 586Registered User Member
    There have been people from the December 4th audition who have been accepted, and who have been rejected -- those who haven't heard yet are still in the running (unless there is an issue of something missing from the application process - transcripts, test scores, etc., which prevents a final decision.)
  • MTMamaMTMama Posts: 315Registered User Member
    Thanks for the scoop MusTHCC! We had heard that there hadn't yet been any acceptances from December - thanks for clarifying.
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