I am new to the college confidential scene and am just learning my way around. When clicking on Otterbein under the colleges listed for musical theatre schools all of the discussion is older and I can't seem to find anything for those applying now for the fall of 2009. I have a few questions after going to the Otterbein website. If you have to be accepted first before you can audition, then are acceptances at this school based mainly on grades and SAT's and the audition only is granted afterward? I am assuming then it is a contingency type thing.....if you are accepted to the school, you can then audition, and then we will make our decision based on your audition. If you aren't accepted because your grades and SAT's aren't high enough, then obviously they don't grant you an audition. Am I understanding this correctly?
Also wondering if you increase your chances by applying as an MT/D or just a plain MT. If your dance is decent but not your shining point would your chances be better to just go plain MT or should you give the dance a try. OR could a decent but not excellent dance audition hurt your chances. A triple threat with singing and acting as major strength and dance as a minor strength. Easily picks up dance but might not stand out.
Finally there is nothing that I could find about teacher recommendations online. Should you send in letters of recommendation or do they not want these.
Any help would be appreciated.