This thread is so dead I thought I'd give it a lift. D was accepted into the Musical Theater program and Honors program with a Dean's scholarship. This was the only audition-based program she applied to (no interest in a BFA). She applied only at my urging that she would like the urban/suburban vibe at American, almost forgot to register for an audition, and then only got one because of a cancellation. She had no headshot, no vocal or acting coach to prep her, and was a bit intimidated by the other auditioners who had professional headshots, were highly prepped, and had been auditioning at many other schools. We figured she had no shot, but it was an interesting experience and the written feedback would be enlightening. The current students who hung out at the auditions to describe the program were so pleasant and helpful, and the facility so lovely, that we did feel a little glum when we left. So what a delightful surprise to be admitted with merit money to boot!
D would love to hear from any others who were admitted to American's Musical Theater program.