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The CMU summer program does in fact have the opportunity to take kids, but they don't take kids every year. It really does depend. I for sure know kids who have gotten in through pre-college, but some summers don't yield the same numbers. There is no disadvantage if she auditioned and wasn't accepted at pre-college and then re-auditioned later in the year. One of my classmates didn't get in through pre-college and got in through the yearly auditions, so it just depends. It's a total situational case.August 2011
Thanks. Very helpful!
One more question. She keeps reaching higher and the rave reviews keep coming. Her Shakespeare teacher at Stella Adler had tears he was so moved by my daughter's last performance of her Shakespeare monologue. He said it was so good he had nothing to say to her. I know she has talent. But also think its that she's such a good kid and so passionate about acting at age 16 that people exposed to her for any length of time just get drawn in.
I noticed that the CMU summer program provided the opportunity to audition at the end and that 1-2 kids make it in that way. Do you know kids who got in that way? Are the teachers doing the evaluations the same ones who have been exposed to kids all summer? I feel like if she made the same impression at CMU as she has at Stella Adler that maybe she'd have a chance. If you do audition this way over the summer and don't get in -- is that going to doom one for the regular auditions?August 2011
When it comes to being accepted as an Actor at CMU, you can most definitely take MT courses with us, you just have to receive special permission. They only allow a specific amount of students per class, so it is based upon how many MT's we have in a class. As for being in the musicals, that wont really happen. There is only one mainstage musical a year, so they really only let the MT majors do it. It is pretty uncommon for them to be in the smaller musicals too, in my 3 years i've only seen one acting major in a black box musical. So, to clarify, it is possible for her to take MT curriculum, but she won't be considered for any mainstage musicals.
Ps. Just finished working at French Woods this summer, I was a past camper there, and decided after 5 years to come back. The talent pool is still impressive.
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate!August 2011