Northwestern vs USC - Undergrad Classical Voice, Dual Degree
Hello! I've been admitted to Northwestern Bienen and Weinberg for the dual-degree program (Voice & Opera and Undeclared) and to USC Thornton (Vocal Arts), and can add a Dornsife major (Undeclared). I'm a baritone.
Wondering about the pros and cons of each school, musically? I hear Northwestern's voice programs are much more focused on musical theatre than i had originally thought. I definitely want to do classical training.
Side notes: at USC I'd work with Gary Glaze. At Northwestern, I really don't know who I'd work with. I'm from California and I'll need to make travel plans soon if I'm going to really consider Northwestern. I got into Northwestern through my prescreening recordings since I had to cancel my audition (a week before it was scheduled). That sounds really suspicious to me.
Help? Should I make the effort to travel to Northwestern and really consider it? I know I'd be happy at USC. It's just hard to turn down Northwestern's academics and reputation.