I am a current high school junior. I've been lurking around for quite some time, but today I came across something that I'd really like to know more about:
I really love to sing, but I also enjoy being in musicals. However, I acknowledge that my main love is of singing, though dancing and acting are things I enjoy too. Therefore, I think a vocal performance degree would appeal to my interests more than MT.
But, anyways, I came across this in a thread while I was lurking:
"at OCU, VPS and MTs share voice studios and all audition for and are cast in both operas and musicals"
(this is from this thread: http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/discussion/comment/18382289#Comment_18382289
I was just wondering if this is a common thing for colleges to do? I would LOVE to work closely with MT people while pursuing VP and I'd love to have a chance to be in college productions.
Do any of you know colleges like Oklahoma City University that do this? I want my main focus to be on classical vocals, but I would still love to sing musical theatre repertoire. I know many would argue that MT and VP involve two entirely different styles of singing, and switching back and forth can be harmful to the voice, but after I read that passage above, I'm not so sure...
I'm probably rambling at this point, oops! I'm really sorry if this made no sense, this is my first time posting.
Thank you so much for reading, any input is appreciated