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Perspective on the Process

anne1244anne1244 Registered User Posts: 267 Junior Member
edited November 2010 in Musical Theater Major
I just read something today that may help put the audition process in perspective for nervous parents and applicants. The girl who has won the huge role of "Rosemary" opposite Daniel Radcliffe in H2$ recently attended The Rome School of Music at Catholic University in D.C. I have to say, that school never crossed our radar last year when my D was going through the process, but it shows how one can get the requisite training to succeed any number of places. So much more depends on what one does with the training after graduation. Good luck to all this year!
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Replies to: Perspective on the Process

  • NotMamaRoseNotMamaRose Registered User Posts: 4,090 Senior Member
    The Rome School of Music at Catholic University is an excellent program! In addition, a girl in my daughter's year at NYU Tisch (CAP21) was cast in the ensemble and as the Rosemary u/s.
  • takeitallintakeitallin Registered User Posts: 3,378 Senior Member
    Great point. I also think that only a very small percentage of MT students view or contribute to CC. The posts we see here are from a very small group that probably doesn't represent the average MT student (or parent). Most kids we know from our area would never think to apply to the schools that my D looked at and are attending much less well known programs, usually more local to our area. Many of them are doing a theater major with an MT minor, which is more common to some of the smaller local schools. Some of them are minoring in theater or MT, and some are majoring in other fields and taking elective classes in MT. We know a number of these kids who have already graduated from their programs and are having successes in the field; a couple of national tours, a lot of regional theater and some television. We know one UCLA electrical engineering graduate who is a fantastic performer and amazing tapper who has had great success in MT so far. He is saving his EE degree to fall back on if MT doesn't work out for him. We also know some who have graduated from very well known, competitive MT programs who have not worked much at all since graduating. It does go to show that a well-known MT program is not necessary for success in this career; there are many ways to acquire the necessary training and experience, and so much of it is being in the right place at the right time. No matter where you end up, take advantage of the training that is offered and do your best. Best wishes this audition season!
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