Unfortunately we are late getting started with this process. My son, who is a senior, recently changed his mind and wants to go to school out of state after all. He is looking for the best music education possible and the largest scholarship possible.
He is a true basso profundo who has been studying voice for two years and piano for seven. He has been homeschooled and is currently doing dual credit at the community college. Although he is very bright, he did not test well and doesn't have outstanding grades in academic subjects because they bore him. He would probably be happiest at a true conservatory with only music study. He had planned on a career as a music professor for years until his voice professor told him he has a real shot at a performance career.
He is considering Jacobs School of Music, Cincinnati, Peabody, Curtis, Cleveland Institute, and Oberlin as well as some safer schools closer to home: Southern Methodist University, Samford, University of Texas at Austin, University of North Texas and University of Houston.
How do we go about narrowing this down quickly? I know Curtis gives full tuition scholarships but what kind of scholarships could we realistically expect elsewhere? Any advice you can give me would be much appreciated. Thanks!