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Class of 2021 (Discussing application season, sharing, venting)

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Replies to: Class of 2021 (Discussing application season, sharing, venting)

  • bfahopefulbfahopeful Registered User Posts: 919 Member
    Pace will do academic admit early but you won't find out about BFA until all decisions are made (feb or March).
    Not sure it makes a difference.
  • artskidsartskids Registered User Posts: 903 Member
    @FourStars pretty sure the Pace EA is an academic decision only for MT and Acting. Pace is pretty quick with the academic decisions (and will keep reaching out to your student, regardless of the artistic decision!). Not sure it hurts to get EA for the academic decision but you will be waiting on artistic nonetheless.
  • marg928marg928 Registered User Posts: 1,016 Senior Member
    Elon is another one where you can submit a prescreen without applying.
  • FourStarsFourStars Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    @jbtcat @sopranomtmom and others... Can you share a little more about which Acting programs allow for voice/dance training, and participation in MT shows, and conversely any that really do NOT? Her list is fairly set, but we will try to take that into account as we make any changes. Her list is pretty top heavy, (meaning the really hard to get into Acting programs), so we are trying to find a few more schools.
  • actorparent1actorparent1 Registered User Posts: 81 Junior Member
    @FourStars , University of the Arts allows acting majors to take voice and dance lessons. We spoke to them at a performing arts college fair, and loved how flexible they were (they said students in any major can take classes in any other major, even visual arts!)
  • sopranomtmomsopranomtmom Registered User Posts: 379 Member
    @FourStars As mentioned above, UArts is definitely one program that has a lot of crossover opportunities. Another that my daughter strongly considered was Wright State. Their ATs and MTs take voice and dance all four years and both are cast in Musicals and Plays. OCU has some MT opportunities for it's AT majors, and I remember at Shenendoah they mentioned the ATs have an opportunity to sign up for private voice lessons and also audition for Musicals. Others you might look at that might have crossover possibilities - Syracuse, Viterbo, Otterbein and Roosevelt. My daughter is MT at Hartt and I know the ATs can sign up for private voice lessons at an additional cost and also take dance classes at their Community program, but I'm not sure if there is much crossover in casting of the shows. The best thing to do is really compare the AT and MT curriculum at the schools you are considering and then ask about casting and supplemental voice/dance opportunities.
  • stagedoormamastagedoormama Registered User Posts: 573 Member
    Ton of crossover at Coastal Carolina between AT, MT and PT.
  • entertainersmomentertainersmom Registered User Posts: 1,394 Senior Member
    Otterbein has crossover opportunities.
  • jbtcatjbtcat Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
    @FourStars because of the studio system at NYU there isn't any crossover between studios during the first 2 years of primary training. However, all of the students can audition for the Stageworks productions put on by Tisch which include musicals. I'm not sure about the possibility of taking vocal classes but my daughter did take private vocal lessons through Steinhardt.
  • bfahopefulbfahopeful Registered User Posts: 919 Member
    edited October 7
    @FourStars UNCSA is a "straight" drama program but it is very physical in nature and both dance and voice are taken each year as part of the curriculum. Can also take additional private voice lessons and audit dance classes in the dance conservatory. Many "MT" kids go there and appear happy. We know several who turned down top MT offers to attend UNCSA. They also do musicals but not sure if that is annual or not. May want to ask the school if interested.
  • FourStarsFourStars Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    Thank you everyone! Does anyone remember doing Pace Prescreen for Acting? In addition to two contrasting monologues, there is one Wild Card optional. What do people submit? My D has considered using her Shakespeare piece (it's good, a strength of hers), since Pace pieces are both contemporary. Or maybe a film monologue or scene? All input or recollections welcomed!
  • toowonderfultoowonderful Registered User Posts: 3,510 Senior Member
    @FourStars - I would say a wild card would be more something that you love... but couldn’t really play (gender, age, ethnicity etc) Minn Guthrie has that as one of their requirements- it was super fun for D to think about/prepare
  • daughtersdreamsdaughtersdreams Registered User Posts: 367 Member
    @FourStars They encourage you to "be creative". My daughter chose to do a monologue/story using American Sign Language. (I put in subtitles.) She got positive feedback on that.
  • daughtersdreamsdaughtersdreams Registered User Posts: 367 Member
    @FourStars Since you've been posting on this "old" thread, I wondered if you knew there are new ones for the class of 2022? The MT one is called: Class of 2022 (the journey); sharing, venting, discussing and the Theatre/Acting one is called Class of 2022 (sharing, discussing, application and audition season)

    Glad the first auditions went well! Good Luck on the rest!
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