April is the month in which our high school seniors are consumed with the often overwhelming task of deciding which college offer to take. So as they tie themselves in knots over degree programs and financial realities before the looming May 1st deadline, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate their college acceptances!
Though as an organization, our focus is not on creating a new generation of opera singers, we’d be lying if we didn’t admit to being pretty thrilled when any of them do choose that path. So we’re beyond proud to congratulate our small group of aspiring vocal performance majors for their acceptances into schools including (but not limited to) the likes of New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Crane School of Music (at SUNY Potsdam), Schulich School of Music (at McGill University), Carnegie Mellon School of Music, Ithaca College School of Music, and Lawrence Conservatory.
Meanwhile, our musical theater and theater-bound students are fielding acceptances from conservatory programs at such schools as Syracuse University, Boston University, Oklahoma City University, The Hartt School (at University of Hartford), Point Park College, and more.
All that said, the focus of our program has never been to raise up young performing artists so much as it is to create love of opera in our particularly multi-discipline mold (and all the human understanding it conveys) that stays with this generation as they scatter into all walks of life to become the next driving force in our society. So we’re also incredibly proud of our pending alumni who are weighing offers from liberal arts colleges such as Connecticut College, St. Olaf College, Ohio Wesleyan University, University of North Carolina, Brandeis University, Goucher College, Bennington College, Belmont University and more.
Congratulations, college-bound seniors! We are so proud of you!