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12 March 2006 @ 07:30 pm
Hey there.

I'm Michele, currently a junior in high school.
I've been toying with the idea of majoring in MT, but I'm spooked by the statistics. So, I'd like to study it in college, but also have something to fall back on. Which brings me to my question:

What are some schools with non-conservatory, but still strong, MT programs? I'd prefer audition-based programs, especially ones in the Northeast, but anything you can tell me would be much appreciated.
Not Rachael Raycatalyst8688 on March 13th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
go to http://www.geocities.com/musicaltheatercolleges/index.html

and http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/forumdisplay.php?f=501

They are the best resources out there, as far as I'm concerned.
Then if you still have questions, feel free to ask me.
Chelseanotachorusgirl on May 30th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
Hey, Michele. I'm actually a senior at Emerson College right now (in Boston), studying Musical Theatre. I really enjoy my program. You earn a BFA in Musical Theatre if you are accepted into the program. They accept about 40 people as freshmen, and then after your sophomore year, they narrow it down to 16 people in the program. It's very close to a conservatory program, but you also get a liberal arts degree.

The statistics are bad. The only reason I go to school for MT is that there was absolutely nothing else I loved nearly as much. If musical theatre is more of a hobby to you than a passion, that's perfectly fine, but I would say do something else in college. If, however, you love musical theatre and feel like you have to do it, GO FOR IT! After all, how many English Literature majors will get a job studying Jane Austen after graduating? You'll find a way to pay the bills - follow your heart while you can.