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  1. RachelGirl192
    04-23-2019 07:54 AM
    hello! I hope you are fine.
  2. AbbygailBearDiva59
    11-27-2018 11:52 PM
    Thanks! good to see you, too
  3. VanessaMay18
    11-23-2018 10:04 AM
    In terms of what they ask for in the online applications, just stuff like
    -how long have you taken lessons
    -do you play any other instruments
    -have you sung in any ensembles or done any solo stuff
    -do you have any certification (I don't know how it works in the U.S. but here there's a national program called Royal Conservatory of Music where you can take instrumental and theory exams, and you get a certificate for every level of exams you complete. They like applicants here to be at RCM Level 8, but if you haven't done the exams but you can still perform well then it's fine)
    -they'll probably ask something like why do you want to study music/why do you want to come to this university specifically/what are your career goals etc.
  4. VanessaMay18
    11-23-2018 09:59 AM
    I feel like the audition requirements might be different between Canada and the U.S., but for most schools here you to submit an online application talking about your music experience ahead of time and then go for an in-person audition later in the year. All of the in-person auditions I did consisted of having to sing 3 or 4 classical style pieces, and then doing some ear tests (such as identifying intervals and major or minor chords). Some schools had a written theory test as well. My only experience when I applied was 4 years of voice lessons and 6 years of choir, I had never had any solo roles. I think theater roles definitely count as experience though! And I don't think it's too late to look into community opera programs, there are quite a few people who don't start until high school and you've already had voice lessons so you'll be fine!
  5. VanessaMay18
    11-23-2018 09:59 AM
    No problem! <3 In my program, years 1 and 2 were mostly common courses among everyone in music (history, theory, etc.) and then in years 3 and 4 (I'm in year 3 currently) you can take whatever you want. So this year I have pretty much all music education courses like conducting and music for young children! I also have to take choir and voice lessons every year. All of the music education courses I'm taking are really fun; the classes are pretty small (20 people) so we do activities instead of sitting in a lecture hall all day!
  6. VanessaMay18
    11-22-2018 12:16 PM
    Majoring in opera is an awesome dream, and if you try I believe you can do it! I am a vocal major myself (not opera, my program is music education but my instrument is voice) so I'm familiar with the whole music school scene. I really love getting to study music in university, I love all of my classes and I can't imagine doing anything else. The audition process is scary but I mean hey I made it in so it's doable!
  7. VanessaMay18
    11-22-2018 12:14 PM
    I totally get you! I don't think I would do well in a dorm situation honestly, I freak out over germs so much I would drive any roommate insane. Also I can't sleep when there is noise and....I don't know if dorms are the most quiet places. That's why I'm happy to live at home, if you have the option to do that I would recommend it honestly. Living in an apartment/condo nearby is a good option as well, you can have your own bathroom that way and it will probably be more peaceful.
  8. VanessaMay18
    11-21-2018 12:48 PM
    Wow BI is making me split this VM in two because it's too long

    Ultimately I chose my uni based on the fact that it was close to home and it had a strong program for what I wanted to go into. I'm happy with my choice but if you do make the wrong decision it's not permanent, you can switch at any point!!
  9. VanessaMay18
    11-21-2018 12:48 PM
    Ooh good luck picking a university!! That was me two...wait no three oh my gosh...years ago so I still remember it pretty well. It's super stressful for sure but it'll be ok! Here are some tips you may or may not have heard before:
    -visit the campuses of universities you are considering to see what the dorms and the environment are like
    -think about if you would rather live on campus or commute if that is even an option for you. I commute and I like it because it's less expensive and it's comforting to still be able to live at home, but living on campus allows you to meet more people and save time on commuting
    -obviously look into exactly what programs are offered and what kind of courses you could take once you are there! What are you thinking of studying btw?
  10. VanessaMay18
    11-19-2018 12:39 PM
    I'm glad you're doing ok! I'm pretty stressed too but also trying to use it to motivate myself to improve and do better. School, gotta love it

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  • About MelonyAutumn7
    Webkinz: ItsSummerlynRose
    Hi Im Kinzey
    Country where you live
    Red white and blue
    music is my life :) I do photography with ag dolls, and I'm occasionally in webkinz as "Summerl" <3
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