Earlier I posted about the challenges of applying and auditioning for college-level study in performance music (cello). The process for selection I would not bestow upon my worst enemy.
But the lessons learned by son and parents were nonetheless important: that hard work and perserverence can sometimes lead to remarkable opportunities and I am happy to say that one young man is now walking on air.
We applied to nine institutions, fearing that the large applicant pool created by the end of the baby boom would limit options for acceptance.
4 admissions, 2 wait-lists, 3 rejections.
And the decision is...
... Eastman School of Music - named Newsweek's Hottest Music School in their Aug 20-27, 2007 issue.
PS: Anyone else looking at such a tract? Send me a note: we learned a lot.