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How selective is the vocal performance program at Baldwin-Wallace? STUDENTS WHO HAVE AUDITIONED!
I'm a Freshman at Baldwin-Wallace this year with an undeclared major. However, I really love classical music and plan to audition for the vocal performance program this coming January 31st. It's not like I have no experience; I have been taking private vocal lessons for almost five years, and I work really hard to do my best. I'm a light coloratura soprano, and I'm taking lessons with a voice professor at Baldwin-Wallace (who's offered to write my recommendation letter) in addition to a private teacher outside of school. I've always been a shy sort of girl who was afraid to share her talent in high school, but I did recitals outside of school with a private teacher. I was also born with Spastic Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy, so I can't play piano with my right hand and I can only sight read and play slowly with my left.
However, I'm really scared that I won't be good enough, and get rejected. I read somewhere that only 78 out of 478 students (16%) who auditioned for the vocal performance program last semester got in. Is that really true? That's only 9% less difficult then the acceptance rate at Julliard which is 6.7%. A part of me is saying "I know I can nail this audition, but the more doubtful part of me is saying "Only in your dreams." I've been working so hard, and I'll be devastated if I don't make it. Please give me answers and advice!