My D (incoming Freshman) received the following e-mail letter today from Dean Campbell @ Tisch. Needless to day she's confused and concerned as to what this means. Does anyone have any additional information?
June 2, 2009
Congratulations again on your admission to the Tisch School of the Arts and CAP21. Bravo to you! Entry into CAP21 is very competitive, and I congratulate you on what must be your stellar accomplishments to date.
Tisch and CAP21 have had a long association. I am writing you now because you will have a special and somewhat bittersweet role in that fellowship: your class, the class of 2013, will be the last class to enter CAP21 with the opportunity to complete your musical theater studies there. I wanted to let you know about this change now, both so that you would not be taken by surprise when you arrive on campus in the fall and so that you understand that your class studies with CAP21 will mark the lowering of the curtain on a powerful partnership in the performing arts.
As celebrated a program as CAP21 has been all these years, a combination of considerations - not the least of which is financial -- have led us to conclude that it would be more advantageous to the Tisch School to build a musical theater program internally. The Tisch School of the Arts New Studio on Broadway: Music Theater and Acting will accept its first freshman class in fall 2010.
This decision will not affect your freshman and sophomore experience at CAP21. Be assured, you will be able to take full advantage of their terrific faculty for a full two years. CAP21 takes great pride in the well being and professional development of each and every student placed in their charge and I know that they are looking forward to your arrival in the fall as much as we are.
If you have any questions, please direct them to Patricia Decker, Director of Recruitment for Tisch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-998-1910.
Have a great summer!
Mary Schmidt Campbell
Tisch School of the Arts