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Class of 2022 (sharing, discussing, application and audition season)

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  • momof2leftiesmomof2lefties Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    edited October 10
    @bfahopeful Thank you. Yes, definitely. We visited UNCSA in March during their open house and she fell in love with it at first sight. (Oh dear--it is not a good idea when the admissions are so competitive.) It is her top choice right now. She has great grades, recs and test scores, but I know they don't count for much. We don't have any way to really evaluate her portfolio. She did take it with her to Evansville and Otterbein for their open houses and some of the faculty were kind enough to review it for her and offer some suggestions. Overall, they told her it was quite good and that they would be surprised if it did not generate quite a bit of interest, but who really knows? I do not look forward to the long wait until spring. I wish more of these schools did rolling admissions, but I understand why they don't.
  • marg928marg928 Registered User Posts: 1,008 Senior Member
    edited October 10
    @FourStars for the Pace wildcard we submitted a speech my D made to our Board of Ed fighting to save her teacher’s job. She did pass.
  • DoinResearchDoinResearch Registered User Posts: 167 Junior Member
    Great story @actorparent1, that had to feel very good.
  • FourStarsFourStars Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    Has anyone submitted or heard anything about prescreen results? I know it's new at Carnegie Mellon this year, so no one has a clue how it will work.
  • actorparent1actorparent1 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    edited October 10
    @FourStars, we got results ftom both Carnegie and Pace less than a week after submitting the prescreen.
  • MTmom2017MTmom2017 Registered User Posts: 285 Junior Member
    I am trying to remain calm in this process (already been through it once for MT, hence my CC name!), but D is just recording her prescreens this weekend. UGH!!! She recorded with her sister (the "MT") the other day, but when I saw the videos, I didn't think they were good enough - they were good, but I I am really worried that she didn't follow the instructions specifically. So many details on the monologues! D1 just recorded a monologue, her songs & some intros and she was done. D2 has different slates/intros/statements (TX State!!!), filming requirements... So she's going to re-record this weekend with her Acting coach. In my mind we were going to have prescreens done by 10/10. Just venting - I know MT, but Acting is so different, and I am a planner, so really wanted the auditions scheduled asap. Thanks for "listening" - it's hard being the mom who plans with these artistic kids!
  • artskidsartskids Registered User Posts: 788 Member
    @MTmom2017 I SO feel your pain. We've gotten some of the recording done - D hates them and wants to re-shoot. She needs to record her slates. Her show opens in 2 weeks so she is focused on school and show prep. We booked out some times for her to re-shoot some of her things, and to record her slates, but it is WAY later than I had anticipated. She will meet the deadlines but will not have her pick of audition times (assuming there are slots available at some of the more well-known programs). S (MT 2018) and D1 (Acting 2020) were not super early getting their prescreens done and did get slots everywhere they wanted slots. It feels more compressed this time. I'm just venting, too. I try not to telegraph my anxiety to D but I do "gently push!"
  • DoinResearchDoinResearch Registered User Posts: 167 Junior Member
    S still doing essay and application, haven't even started the video. Show runs this weekend and next, hoping to pick up steam at the end of the show. I know it will get done, really looking forward to completion and just looking at auditions.
  • MTmom2017MTmom2017 Registered User Posts: 285 Junior Member
    Feeling better today - her school (not understanding of our process, like so many) finally sent her grades and teacher recs - hooray!!! And very glad she chose not to do a show this semester. Now if we could just hear back from the schools where we've requested dates...

    @artskids, D1 was later filming and managed to get all of her auditions scheduled. I think I didn't worry as much with her because we used an audition coach. D2 didn't want to use one, but it sure made it less stressful (for me, anyway, haha!). We did end up using the monologue concierge service & she likes the monologues they gave her.
  • FourStarsFourStars Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    @actorparent1 Wow, that is exciting and terrifying! I hope you got the answer you wanted!
  • FourStarsFourStars Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    Pre-Screening today! Please, for a girl, does she have to wear an "audition dress" for pre-screens? She feels more comfortable in jeans (tidy nice jeans, not low), and a classic tank (blue or navy blue). I sorta feel she should wear what she feels confident in. We have a few back up dresses, but she doesn't love them, we didn't go shopping yet this year for that kind of stuff. FYI for Pre-Screen, We are using someone in NYC, we probably could have done it ourselves, but this does have the advantage of a hard deadline. I'll let you know how it goes?
  • actorparent1actorparent1 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    @FourStars, I think she should wear whatever she's most comfortable in. Good luck!

    (And to answer your earlier question, yes, my d passed prescreens for Pace and CMU. Thanks!)
  • FourStarsFourStars Registered User Posts: 77 Junior Member
    @actorparent1 Congrats to your D, you both must be thrilled. To all - we did switch back to wearing a more classic audition dress, albeit a really old one, and it all went well. Can't wait to see them and SUBMIT. I will let you know how it goes!
  • collegemom2000collegemom2000 Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    Dance pre-screen question for those who have done them: my daughter is not a dancer. She takes dance in school and has taken several classes over the years, but this is her weakest area. She has no dance routine for her pre-screens and no place to film something like that unless she asks the school if she can use their studio. For some reason she's very reluctant to bother her dance teacher with this request. So my question is, has anyone done a dance pre-screen in their living room and how fancy does this need to be? She is probably just going to recreate a dance number from one of the shows she was in previously, but it is not going to be particularly impressive.
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