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!