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Regarding an Acting audition

IronVoiceIronVoice Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
Hi everyone! I auditioned for Carnegie Mellon's acting program recently. I just want to say right away that if you are a fellow applicant who is as nervous as I am about hearing the impending results, I would advise you not to read my post any further. I'm having mixed feelings about my audition experience, and if anyone had the same experience as me I wouldn't want anyone to get more stressed out.

ANYWAY: I'm mainly asking any current Carnegie Students/parents, but I only auditioned for one judge. She had good things to say about my work, and I had a very nice conversation with her, she asked me what other programs I'm applying for etc. I know that there's pretty much never anyway of knowing, and that it's different for everybody, but if I only saw one of the judges, is that a bad sign? I know that they said at the beginning not to worry about that, but...I feel like we all can't help but worry about it.

Thanks! Sending all my fellow applicants positive energy!

Replies to: Regarding an Acting audition

  • AsstToTheMTAsstToTheMT Registered User Posts: 323 Member
    Hi @IronVoice -- I know you're looking for input from current CMU students/parents, but it's been a couple days and CMU students are on spring break and actually doing their showcase in NYC tomorrow and Tuesday, so I thought I'd step in and recommend you to this post by @catchastar, who has a child at CMU. http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/discussion/comment/16883744/#Comment_16883744
    There was an internal communication during the last round of auditions to all current CMU MT students cautioning them, pleading with them, not to give out false and/or misleading information, as to who they needed to be seen by (or passed around to), which song or songs they were asked to sing, or how many times they performed a monologue. The fact is current students, nor alumni, nor any audition coach or other individual who claims to be "in the know" can say with any certainty what indicators point toward an admission offer. This is a very subjective process which the team of auditors in the faculty hold very close to vest. Students who assist with the audition process do not know any specifics at all. The staff at the school has been auditioning students for 100 years and as a result they have clearly become very good and identifying actors who will fit their program demands and have the talent/look/skill set they seek. Best advice that can be given is to stop trying to read outcomes of the audition process. Face it, the chances at a number of historically "top tier" schools are insanely difficult. You child could do everything "right" be incredibly talented and had every "indicator" that they loved him/her-and they probably did. But that does not mean they will be offered a spot. As for researching past threads and not being able to find anyone who didn't see Barbara that got in, be mindful that a small percentage of accepted students visit this forum. So whatever is researched here is not a complete or accurate representation of all of the students given admission offers. Although it may be interesting, it is only anecdotal. Look, it's such a long shot for everyone and I encourage you all to "let go" after the audition and shift your focus on what lies ahead, not what's already done. The wait is torture I know, but it's cruel to have (or not have) hope based on inaccurate information. Wishing you all the best of luck but most importantly peace in the process. Peace in knowing that you/your student has done all that he/she can do, and believe in your heart that the right school will see that special something in your rising star. There are so many excellent programs that will adequately prepare these artists for a career, so keep casting that net to catch the right place for your student. And the good news is that this process will end...soon enough. And then, with all you've learned, you can "pay it forward" to the next round of applicants!
  • IronVoiceIronVoice Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Thank you so much!
  • JGrimmJGrimm Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Just wondering, I know not seeing Barbara doesn't mean you won't get accepted, but what if you did see Barbara? Is that any sort of indicator?
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