Just wanted to share my excitement and enthusiasm for my daughter who was accepted into musical theater 2 today....one of only 3 freshman who got in. She is thrilled and I am relieved. We have been a little worried about her choice--she got into OCU BM musical theater program last year but we just felt we couldn't afford it even with the scholarships she received, so she chose to attend UCI this fall. MT 1 was already full when she registered and she did not get into MT 2 in the fall quarter, so no voice training through the college first quarter. :(
The program requires you to audition for each level of musical theater except level 1. A good friend of my D who is also in drama at UCI has never been accepted into MT2 and she graduates this winter--that girl has a beautiful voice, not sure what was holding her back--that was very unnerving. So today was a big happy celebration at our house :)
My D was a production assistant for the Opera fall quarter to fulfill her units in technical theater and is now also considering double majoring in vocal performance, but she is really excited to be on the path toward the BFA MT program. Too soon to know what will happen there but we are celebrating the baby steps and successes along the way.
Last year, this forum was a tremendous help to us as she prepared for all her applications and auditions for college. I found it comforting when I saw other parents post about their child's successes in their chosen program---so I am posting to say that UCI can be a good option for MT study. (She finally got her braces off a few weeks ago as well--so this may be her best month ever!!!)