You've decided you want to go to college and get a degree in the performing arts. Now what? In order to give yourself the best odds of gaining acceptance to one of your dream performing arts programs, you must be realistic and organized. This book will guide you through the steps to create a college list that is filled with the appropriate mix of reach, match, and safety schools suited to your needs, talent, and personality. We have interviewed over 200 performing arts programs on what opportunities they uniquely offer their students, what they look for in a potential student, and what they expect to see in a college audition. Sift through the interviews to gain essential information to help craft your list of college programs and to better your odds of acceptance. Use this book to discover new programs and get better acquainted with your dream schools.
About the Author
Chelsea Diehl is a Boston-based college audition coach and consultant and is the founder of My College Audition (www.mycollegeaudition.com). My College Audition (MCA) is a resource for high school students looking to obtain a degree in musical theatre or acting at the collegiate level. MCA provides one-on-one coaching to help students succeed in the competitive college audition process. MCA's students continue to gain acceptances to the top programs throughout the country, and MCA proudly maintains a 100% acceptance rate for full-time students. Chelsea received her BA in acting and theatre education from Emerson College in Boston, MA. After graduating, Chelsea returned to Emerson to teach for the Emerson Summer Arts Academy for three summers. Chelsea's first book, Admit One: Ten Steps to Choosing Your Acting or Musical Theatre College Program, is a highly regarded college audition guidebook that has been dubbed by students and parents alike as essential in navigating the college audition and selection process. Chelsea's writing has been featured in various blogs and websites, including Acceptd, Samuel French, Smart College Visit, NerdWallet, CollegeXpress, and the Performing Arts Network. She has lectured on the subject at several locations, including Destination Broadway, the Drama Book Shop, the New England Theatre Conference, and other private venues across the United States. As a firm believer in practicing what she preaches, Chelsea can be found on the stage and screen. Recently, she has been featured in commercials for Staples, Big Y, and Conoco. Chelsea resides in the North End of Boston with her husband, Andrew, and their Cavalier King Charles, Cooper. To contact Chelsea, you can reach her at email@example.com.