Hi, everyone! I am a freshman in high school so I know I still have a lot of time to think, but I’m very interested in CCM. I’m just curious to know what the environment of the surrounding area/campus itself is like, as well as the actual environment of working there.
I am a very passionate, driven, hard-working person and have been singing all my life, as well as dancing and acting for years. I was raised on musical theatre and I want to make it my career, and I feel that CCM is somewhere that could really help me be a better performer, but I’m a little uncertain about:
a) the fact that I’m an international student (Canada) - how hard would it be to finance an education here? Is it harder to get in as an international student, or is that not a factor?
b) how high-pressure the environment is there - I like to think that I would be able to handle it, but I’m not sure. How manageable is it/is it hard to adapt to at first?
Also, does it matter whether or not you have been in professional productions prior to studying at CCM? I’ve only been in one, and I’m not sure if that’s a factor upon applying as well.