I was accepted into a summer program at one of my dream schools last year (as a rising junior), but it obviously was cancelled due to the pandemic.
I don’t think I will be participating in a summer program this year either because my family is just not in a position to spend thousands of dollars for an online format. (I understand online formats can be valuable and work well, too, it’s just my family’s decision.)
I’m bummed because last year I was so excited to experience the life of a BFA student over the summer and learn and get prepared for auditions, but now, it seems I will never attend a summer program.
Are summer programs necessary to be properly prepared for college auditions? Do summer programs give you a boost in applications at all?