Decision time.

April 9, 2009 at 6:52 pm 3 comments

So here we are in April.  That time of year when everything seems to speed up at our school, the end of the year in sight.  We seem to have performances coming more and more quickly, sometimes there is something every night.  We’re already talking about graduation.  But always at this time during the year there are enormous decisions being made.  Life changing decisions for our seniors.  Which college acceptance do I accept?

I’ll give some examples of the decisions in process right now.   Jake is a wonderful writer, choosing between Columbia College, NYU Tisch, Depaul, Eugene Lang and Sarah Lawrence.  Hye Jin plays the flute.  Should she go to Mannes? New England Conservatory?  Oberlin? Boston Conservatory? or Peabody?  She got into them all, and with scholarship, too.

Visual Artist Megumi was accepted at Maryland Institute, University College of London, and the Slade School.  Violist Zsche is choosing between Cleveland Institute, New England Conservatory and Peabody.  Two pianists,  Alan and Gi-Young,  got into Juilliard, but USC, Peabody, Cleveland and Mannes are also vying for them!  Visual Artist Richelle is in at the Art Institute in Chicago, RISD, UCLA, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among many others.

How do they make these decisions?  Is it better to go to a school with a great name, or a specific teacher with a great reputation, or both?  Is it better to go to a school in the middle of a cultural center so that you can take advantage of opportunities for plays, concerts and work?  Or better to go to somewhere more isolated so that you have the peace to work?

The answers are as individual as each student, but the important thing is that each of our seniors has abundant options to choose from.  The next few weeks will bring big decisions as our students decide which qualities in a college, university, or conservatory will propel them best on the next part of their journey.

Here’s the complete list (as of today)!

Alfred University
American Academy of Dramatic Art, Los Angeles
American Academy of Dramatic Art, New York
Arizona State University
Art Center College of Design
Bard College
Belmont University
Bennington College
Berklee College of Music
Birmingham City University (UK)
Boston Conservatory
Brandeis University
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Northridge
California Institute of the Arts
Cal Lutheran
Carnegie Mellon University
Chapman University
Cleveland Institute of Music
College of Santa Fe
Columbia College Chicago
Cornish College of the Arts
DePaul University
Drew University
Eckerd College
Elmira College
Eugene Lang College-The New School for Liberal Arts
Hampshire College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Humboldt State University
Indiana University
John Cabot University
Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Institute
The Juilliard School
Lesley University
Lewis and Clark College
Lindenwood University
Long Island University, Brooklyn
Longy School of Music
Lynn University
Manhattan College
Manhattan School of Music
Manhattanville College
Mannes College The New School for Music
Maryland Institute College of Art
McGill University
New England Conservatory
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
New World School of the Arts
New York Institute of Technology BA/DO Program
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern University
Pace University
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Parsons, The New School for Design
Pennsylvania State University
Pitzer College
Point Park
Randolph College
Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University
Richmond, The American University of London
Rollins College
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco State University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
School of Visual Arts
Smith College
Southern Oregon University
State University of New York, College at Purchase
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Stephens College
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University College London, Slade School of Fine Art
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Denver – Lamont School of Music
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
University of New Mexico
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of Northern Coloraod
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music
University of Southern California, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music
University of Texas at Austin
University of the Arts, London Central St.Martins
University of the Arts, London, London College of Fashion
University of Jacksonville
University of Miami
University of New England
University of Puget Sound (waitlist)
University of Southern California, School of Theatre
University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music
University of Utah
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Warren Wilson College
Webster University
Whitman College

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. scg  |  April 16, 2009 at 9:35 am

    What’s the ratio of acceptances to seniors?

  • 2. Jonathan Dunn  |  April 16, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Last year our 85 seniors were accepted to a total of 160 different colleges, universities, and conservatories. Hope that this answers your question.

  • 3. Dima Dimitrova  |  April 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Hello everyone! Congratulations on the senior class!!! I am so proud of all of you!!! I had a few of the students auditioning for schools in New York visit me this year, and they are all fabulous artists and have all been accepted to the schools they auditioned for! I am excited to be able to see them grow and pursue their craft in some of the best colleges/conservatories in the country!

    Congratulations again, everyone!
    I’m sending you a big hug!

    Stay focused! Stay inspired! Stay human! Remember who you are and what you stand for!


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