TeenLife Guide to Performing & Visual Arts Colleges


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NACAC and TeenLife are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership! Together, we are publishing and distributing the first annual TeenLife Guide to Performing & Visual Arts Colleges. Available in print or online, this guide provides a list of colleges with performing and visual arts programs, as well as expert insight on the application process including: choosing the right school, preparing for an audition, assembling a proftfolio, choosing a major, and financing options.

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  1. 1. 2 0 1 1 FrEE Guide to in partnership with: Performing & Visual Arts Colleges W W W. T E E N L I F E . C O M2011 Performing &Visual Arts CollegeFair ScheduleTips to ShowcaseYour Talent A T E E N L I F E M E D I A P U B L I C AT I O N
  2. 2. are you eiu?world-class fine arts center • brand new green energy center & associated programs • small classes taught by professors • textbook rental service undergraduate research • within three hours of chicago All of this and a castle. Come see for yourself! Schedule a visit today. We were “green” before it became a buzzword. Curious? www.eiu.edu/sustainability www.eiu.edu
  3. 3. Introducing the2011 TeenLife Guide toPerforming & Visual Arts CollegesThe only free comprehensive resource of its kind. hether you want to There is also a helpful piece, Tips to Showcase dance, draw, build, Your Talent that outlines some of the steps you sing, design, or will need to take when organizing your portfolio or direct, finding the planning your audition, a necessary requirement perfect performing and visual arts when applying to a performing and visual arts school. college for any student can be a challenge. On page 5, you will find a complete schedule of NACAC 2011 Performing & Visual Arts College Fairs That’s why, TeenLife is thrilled to be partnering and a description of the new workshops that NACACwith the National Association for College Admission will host on site in particular cities.Counseling (NACAC) to produce the 2011 TeenLifeGuide to Performing & Visual Arts Colleges. We also profile two artists who share the breadthNACAC, founded in 1937, is an organization of and depth of their personal performing and visualmore than 11,000 professionals from around the arts school experiences and show how theseworld dedicated to serving students as they make experiences are shaping their career aspirations.choices about pursuing postsecondary education. This guide will serve as the “official fair program”for all 19 NACAC Performing & Visual Arts College And for those of you who are new to TeenLife,Fairs across the country. be sure to visit our website at www.TeenLife.com— where you will learn how our site, printed and digital guides, blogs and newsletters can help you find all With more than 330 colleges listed in its pages, sorts of meaningful programs and services forthis handy 64-page guide leaves nothing uncovered. students in grades 7 - 12. Join now. Its free!It’s truly a “must-read” for all parents and studentsresearching a performing and visual arts college. TeenLife and NACAC wish you the best, and hope this informative guide helps you reach your goals! Our feature article, What to Consider WhenChoosing a Performing & Visual Arts School, provides a wonderful overview of some of the Marie Schwartz, President & Founderfactors you should think about when researching TeenLife Media, LLCschools, including the degrees offered, facilities,application process, and personal fit. 2011 Teenlife guide to performing & visual arts colleges | 1
  4. 4. Conservatory of Music Excellence… from Bach to Broadway n Full NASM accreditation 275 Eastland Road Berea, Ohio 44017 n BM and BME degrees: Performance, music theatre, 440-826-2368 therapy, composition, 866-BW-MUSIC Aspiring actors perfecting their craft with the theory, history and literature, bw.edu/conservatory education, arts management, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. See listing on page 36. Ad on page 42. music@bw.edu jazz emphasis n First collegiate Bach Festival in the nation (Celebrating its 80th year!) n Specialized faculty including members of The Cleveland Teenlife Guide to Performing & Orchestra Visual Arts Colleges Published by TeenLife Media, LLCWhere Your 1330 Beacon St., Suite 268 Brookline, MA 02446Career Begins (617) 277-5120 info@TeenLife.com www.TeenLife.com Copyright © 2011 by TeenLife Media, LLC• Undergraduate and graduate programs Brookline, Massachusetts• Performance opportunities in large Published by TeenLife Media, LLC ensembles and chamber groups Brookline, Massachusetts• 4:1 Student to teacher ratio V.P., Marketing and Business Development: Cara Ferragamo Murray Managing Editor: Camille Heidebrecht• All Steinway School with over 60 Graphic Design: Kathryn Tilton practice/rehearsal spaces• Scholarships and assistantships available Limit of Liability TeenLife Media, LLC (TL) takes no responsibility for any of the descriptions of the various programs listed. TL is not familiar with all of the organizations listed. We edit the descriptions only to achieve a consistent format. TL presents all descriptions without any warranty of any kind, express or implied. TL is not responsible for the accuracy of any description, or for mistakes, errors, or omissions of any kind, and is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by a user’s reliance on the information contained in this guide. All the information contained herein is subject to change without notice, and readers are advised to confirm all information about an organization and obtain references before making any commitments. Trademarks: TeenLife Media, LLC and related trade dress are trademarks 412.396.6080 www.duq.edu/music or registered trademarks of TeenLife and/or its affiliates in the United States and may not be used without written permission.
  5. 5. Table of Contents5 2011 NACAC performing & visual arts college fair schedule Attend a Performing & Visual Arts Fair at a location close to you.7 What to Consider When Choosing a Performing & Visual Arts School11 artist PROFILE Cliff Warren shares his advice for students interested in the arts. Fine arts undergrad painting in the studio at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). See listing on page 43.12 Tips to showcase Ad on page 51. your talent 56 Performing & Visual Arts14 2011 NACAC Performing & Visual Arts College Fair COLLEGE Advisors Exhibitors Performing & Visual Arts Listed alphabetically. Scholarships19 artist PROFILE About TeenLife Michele Lauriat talks about how her arts schooling has shaped her career. 57 Find out more about what we offer and how to register on our site. 58 INDEX54 Performing & Visual Arts Colleges (Non-Exhibitors) 58 By Geographic Location 64 Advertisers Performing & Visual Arts Summer Programs 2011 Teenlife guide to performing & visual arts colleges | 3
  6. 6. Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Fine Arts drawing painting printmaking sculpture Graphic Design Illustration Interdisciplinary Art & Design Studies fashion PhotographyCollege of Visual ArtsAdmissions Office344 Summit AvenueSaint Paul, Minnesota55102651.757.4040www.cva.edu Admissions@cva.edu www.cva.edu C V A be visual
  7. 7. NACAC 2011 Performing & Visual Arts College Fair ScheduleThe NACAC Performing & Visual Arts (PVA) College Fairs are designed for students interested in pursuingundergraduate and graduate study in the areas of music, dance, theater, visual arts, graphic design, and other relateddisciplines. Held each fall, attendees learn about educational opportunities, admission and financial aid, portfolio days,audition and entrance requirements, and much more by meeting with representatives from colleges, universities,conservatories, festivals and other educational institutions with specialized programs in the visual and performing arts.Fair workshops will address the questions and concerns of students seeking post-secondary options in the performingand visual arts. Admissions professionals from top schools will be on hand to discuss information on types of college artprograms, how to select the right fit, best practices for the audition and portfolio, and how to prepare for an arts programboth creatively and academically. september 2011 10/20 Las Vegas 9/25 New Orleans Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Performing & Visual Arts 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Workshop: College 9/26 Dallas Admissions 101 for the Performing Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts and Visual Artist 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 10/22 Los Angeles 9/27 HOUSTON University of California, Los Angeles- Rice University, Alice Pratt Brown Hall Ackerman Union 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Workshop: Navigating the Performing 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Workshop: College and Visual Arts College Fair Choices in the Visual and Performing Arts october 2011 10/23 San Francisco Nob Hill Masonic Center 10/3 tampa 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. The University of South Florida Marshall Student Center Ballroom 10/24 Seattle 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 10/4 ATLANTA Cobb County Center for Excellence in the 10/25 portland Performing Arts—Pebblebrook High School Portland State University—Smith Memorial Union 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 10/6 Minneapolis 10/31 Philadelphia University of Minnesota, Twin Cities—Coffman Memorial Union Radisson Hotel Valley Forge 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 10/9 Interlochen Interlochen Center for the Arts, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. NOVEMBER 2011 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Workshop: College Search— 11/1 NEW YORK Whats Right for You in the Performing and Visual Arts Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 10/11 Cincinnati 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. University of Cincinnati—Tangeman University Center 11/2 Boston 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Boston Center for the Arts, Cyclorama 10/12 Chicago 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Roosevelt University—Chicago College of Performing Arts-Auditorium Building 11/6 WASHINGTON DC Walter E. Washington Convention Center 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 10/18 Denver The Denver Center for the Performing Arts 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. For more information visit www.nacacnet.org/pva or call (800) 822-6285.
  8. 8. Ronald allan-li n db lom, associate V ice P Resi de nt an d aRtistic di RectoR, conse R VatoRy of P e RfoRm i ng aRtsP O I N T P A R K U N I V E R S I T YCONSERVATORY OF PERFORMING ARTSAs one of the nation’s top programs, our conservatory Talent Scholarshipscombines rigorous training with hands-on experience. and ApprenticeshipsStudents work with internationally recognized master Availableteachers, directors and choreographers. DegreeS: bachelor of arts (b.a.) bachelor of Fine arts (b.F.a.) Master of Fine arts (M.F.a.) ProgrAmS: cinema and digital arts - cinema Production - digital arts - screenwriting dance - ballet - Jazz - Modern - dance Pedagogy theatre - acting - Musical theatre - stage Management - technical theatre and design Inquire today! Visit our website for audition and interview information. 1-800-321-0129 or 412-392-3430 www.pointpark.edu PittSburgh, PA. Fredrick Johnson, dean | Marvin haMlisch and robert a. Miller: 2011 distinguished Master artists in residence
  9. 9. What to Consider When Choosing a Performing & Visual Arts School by Jennifer Gross tudents who wish to study visual or alone arts schools offer an immersion-type experience for performing arts face some unique students earning BM or BFA degrees. All students will bechallenges during their college search. The type of artists, and the atmosphere is often highly competitive.college, application process, and school philosophy are Some larger universities offer BFA/BM degrees as welljust a few of the important things to consider. as BA degrees in the arts. You may find somewhat self- contained music or arts schools within the larger university.A Difference of Degree In this atmosphere, students can pursue the more special- ized degree while keeping the door open to taking a few Prospective arts majors have two degree options: the liberal arts courses (which may be unavailable at special-first, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major in the ized music or arts schools). In addition, a university-basedarts; the second, a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) for art- arts program might give you the option of pursuing a doubleists/performers or Bachelor of Music (BM) for musicians. degree, such as a BM in Music and a BA in History.The BA degree is the typical liberal arts degree, with asurvey of courses in different areas and a specialty cho-sen in one area; students who major in English, history, The Application Processand other humanities majors also earn BA degrees. The In addition to completing a typical college application,BFA or BM degree is more intensely focused in the arts. students in the visual or performing arts will need to pre- There is a world of difference between a BA in Music pare a portfolio or audition. Each school will have differentand a BM in Music. A BA in Music consists of a lot of requirements, listed in their collateral and on their website.courses outside of the music major and approximately Keep in mind that although a portfolio or audition is an12 or so courses within it. It may not be enough for the important part of the application, arts programs do consid-student who wants a passionate musical experience. er academic records and test scores. Most colleges balanceA BM in Music, however, is essentially a professional students’ creative talent with their academic achievements.degree with rigorous study through coursework in musichistory and theory. Assessing Your Abilities Which degree you choose depends on your college If youre interested in pursuing an arts major andand career goals. If you have a high degree of commit- career, now is the time to seek objective opinions of yourment to your art and desire an arts-focused college abilities in the field.experience, a BFA or BM might be right for you. If youwould rather study a variety of subjects along with your In addition to asking for honest advice from higharts major, a BA may be the way to go. school and private teachers, students can also get outside assessment from professionals at a local symphony, dance troupe, or theater company. Visual arts studentsTypes of Colleges can receive portfolio evaluations from college representa- Visual and performing arts students have several tives at one of the many National Portfolio Days. Seetypes of colleges to consider. Conservatories and stand- www.portfolioday.net/ for details. 2011 Teenlife guide to performing & visual arts colleges | 7
  10. 10. What to Consider When Choosing a Performing & Visual Arts SchoolOther Considerations Facilities All students benefit from visiting the colleges that interest In addition to checking out dorm rooms, class-them and asking questions about academics, student life, and rooms, and athletic facilities, art students shouldother facets of the college experience. As an arts student, you look at a colleges studio space or practice rooms,have additional questions to consider. performance or exhibit venues on campus, computer resources, and any other resources specific to your field The opportunity to perform, of study. And ask questions about how accessible these exhibit, and have active internships resources are to students: attractive studios are of no is vital to a young artists education. help if there arent enough to go around. A Good FitLocation Finally, as for every student, visual and performing The location of your chosen college may be more important arts students need to find a college that fits their per-to you than to students with other majors. For example, arts sonality, interests, and goals. Its easy to be dazzled bystudents attending school in urban areas will have access to the prestige of a top professional school or arts depart-professional venues such as museums, galleries, theaters, and ment and overlook the question of whether the programconcerts. Additionally, the opportunity to perform, exhibit, and is right for you. No matter how talented the student andhave active internships is vital to a young artists education. how wonderful the school, fit is always crucial. Nationally accredited four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Photography, Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, and Professional Certificate in Film. Scholarships • Financial Aid • On-Campus Housing Located in Nashville, Tennessee. 615.383.4848 • 866.887.6395 | www.watkins.edu
  11. 11. Developing the whole musician for a fulfilling career in the 21st century, withdegrees in performance (BM), music education (BME), and liberal arts (BA).Brass & Percussion Jazz Studies Music EducationWilliam Stanley, trombone (chair) John Davis, trumpet (chair) Martina Miranda, general music (chair)Terry Sawchuk, trumpet Bijoux Barbosa, jazz bass James Austin, winds & percussionMichael Thornton, horn Dave Corbus, jazz guitar Margaret Berg, stringsMichael Dunn, tuba/euphonium Brad Goode, trumpet Dana Biggs, winds & percussionDouglas Walter, percussion John Gunther, saxophone Leila Heil, choral music Allen Hermann, trombone Matthew Roeder, winds & percussionKeyboard Jeff Jenkins, jazz pianoDavid Korevaar, piano (chair) Paul Romaine, jazz drum set MusicologyAndrew Cooperstock, piano Carlo Caballero, ChairAlejandro Cremaschi, Strings Jay Keister piano pedagogy Judith Glyde, cello (chair) Rebecca MaloyElizabeth Farr, organ/harpsichord Lina Bahn, violin Thomas RiisDoris Lehnert, piano Margaret Soper Gutierrez, violin Brenda RomeroMargaret McDonald, Erika Eckert, viola Jeremy Smith collaborative piano Paul Erhard, bassAlexandra Nguyen, Janet Harriman, harp Woodwind collaborative piano Nicolò Spera, classical guitar Yoshiyuki Ishikawa, bassoon (chair) Christina Jennings, fluteComposition Voice Peter Cooper, oboeDaniel Kellogg, (chair) Patti Peterson, soprano (chair) Daniel Silver, clarinetJohn Drumheller Jennifer Bird, soprano Tom Myer, saxophoneCarter Pann Julie Simson, mezzo-sopranoMichael Theodore Joel Burcham, tenor Patrick Mason, baritoneFall 2012 UndergraduateOn-campus auditionsFebruary 4, 2012February 11, 2012February 18, 2012Off-Campus auditionsJanuary 21, 2012 - Interlochen, MIJanuary 29, 2012 - Colorado Springs, COVoice, Jazz Guitar &Non-Colorado Resident FlutePre-Screening DeadlineDecember 15, 2011University of Colorado at Boulder 301 UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0301 303-735-2283 http://music.colorado.edu
  12. 12. Dance Design & Production Drama Filmmaking Music Training talented students from high school to graduate school for professional careers in the arts. Presenting more than 300 performances and screenings each year. UNCSA 1533 South Main St. Winston-Salem, NC 27127 www.uncsa.edu Application deadlines:Nov. 15, 2011: For auditions Dec. 1, 2011 through Jan. 31, 2012 Jan. 15, 2012: For auditions Feb. 1, through Mar. 31, 2012 Mar. 15, 2012: For auditions Apr. 4, through Apr. 30, 2012 Students auditioning or interviewing prior to Dec. 1, 2011 will have their applications reviewed on a rolling basis (D&P)
  13. 13. ARTIST profile In His Own WordsWhy did you decide to attend aperforming and visual arts school?I went to a high-pressured math and “ My best advice for students is to take a summer program at their local university.science magnet school, so I always It not only helped me flesh out my portfolio,figured Id go into something like but it gave me an understanding of what art ”engineering or computer science. But school was all about.after I took my first art class as a junior,they quickly filled up all of my electiveslots. By my senior year I was involvedin every artistic outlet I could find. I How did you personally research and then select a performingdesigned school murals, was in the and visual arts school?filmmakers club, and created t-shirts My mom bought dozens of books and we made a list of the schoolsfor various groups. It became clear to with the strongest Industrial Design programs in the country. Weme that art was my passion, and I visited four schools, where I sat in on classes and met students. Ishould pursue it. ended up picking the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) because it had such a good reputation and I really liked the energy. Everyone seemed so optimistic and excited about what they were doing, andWhat arts major did you specifically that made me want to be part of their community.study?Whenever I told someone that I likedmath and art, they’d tell me to major How has your “arts” college experience shaped what you arein architecture. But after I read an doing now?issue of Time magazine that focused RISD taught me entirely new ways to think. I was given the chance toon Industrial Design (which encom- explore many different types of art and aspects of Industrial Design.passes everything from product design, I worked on user interfaces with LG, built a functioning moon buggyto user interface design, to humanitarian for a NASA competition, and designed everything from kids toys, todesign), I realized it was a major that furniture, to spaceship interiors. All this making and doing helped mecombined a lot of my interests and I really understand who I am as an artist and a designer. I personallynever looked back. realized that I like variety, so Im now a freelance designer in San Francisco. I work for different clients and also have time to work on personal projects, too. What advice do you have for students who want to attend a performing and visual arts school? My best advice for students is to take a summer program at their local university. I did an art class the summer before my senior year. Cliff It not only helped me flesh out my portfolio, but it gave me an under- warren standing of what art school was all about. Once youre sure art school BA in Industrial is for you, follow your heart when selecting a school. Its really impor- Design, 2011 tant to choose a school that has a unique vibe. It needs to be a place Rhode Island School of Design where you feel creative energy and believe your passion can grow. 2011 Teenlife guide to performing & visual arts colleges | 11
  14. 14. Tips to Showcase Your Talent by Hilary Dobel pplying to a school for performing or Dance visual arts (PVA) can be especially For in-person auditions, you’ll need to provide a nerve-wracking because having some- CD or sheet music for accompaniment to your solo one judge your art – your talent – can dance. Make sure to bring the CD in a labeled jewel be highly subjective. But you’ve already case so it doesn’t get lost or scratched! If you’re made the brave and difficult decision to pursue your submitting an audition DVD, many schools want artistic dream, so the best thing you can do is give your- shots of you from the side (especially for barre self every possible advantage when applying to schools. exercises) as well as from the front. Depending on how different the requirements of each school are, The centerpiece of your application is where you you might find it easier to film a series of short showcase your talent: your portfolio or your audition. To sections separately, then edit them together to tailor make the best impression, read the guidelines for each your audition video to each school. Many schools school carefully. For example, some schools might prefer also ask that you wear a particular dance outfit, so digital .jpeg files while others might ask for 35 mm slide make sure you’re dressed for success. transparencies. Double check, then check again! Theater and Voice Here are some of TeenLife’s tips for young Your appearance here is important. Choose artists as you’re preparing to take the next step in your clothing that’s flattering and neat, and keep any creative career: makeup simple. Headshots and a resume are universally required, so have a small stockpile Visual Arts and Graphic Design printed–and you don’t have to spend a ton of money If you’re photographing your work, check out Bowdoin’s online guide to using natural and artificial light (http://www.bowdoin.edu/visual-arts/portfolio/ photographing-art.shtml). For digital files, 72 dpi and a max height of 1000 pixels are standard specifications, but make sure that’s what your schools want, too. You can submit your files by mail on a USB flash drive or CD, but some schools also let you post them to online services like highschoolportfolios.com, deviantart.com, or carbonmade.com. If you’re submitting slides, you can find Kodachrome and Ektachrome film in art stores or online. Consider a mail-order slide processing service like Coopers Imaging if you can’t find a developer locally. Saxaphone players practicing in an ensemble at The University of Dayton.12 | 2011 Teenlife guide to performing & visual arts colleges See listing on page 46, ad on page 40.
  15. 15. on headshots to have a great photo. If you’re auditioning Filmin person, don’t get upset or flustered if the panel wants Stick to the running time given in the school’s guide-you to make an adjustment to a monologue or song. It can lines! If you have a script or storyboard, the admissionsactually mean that they’re impressed with you and want committee may be interested in seeing those, too, so checkto see how you take direction! You may also be asked to the website for details. It’s difficult for high school studentsimprovise–to cold-read a scene for acting or to sight-read to make even a movie with limited resources, and filmif you’re singing. schools know that. Because of this, many of them accept work from other genres. If you have a short story you’reMusic proud of or an essay that rocks, use that to give yourself an Musicians auditioning long-distance may need to edge. Film schools want to know that you can tell a story,submit more than just a CD of their music. Increasingly, and you can show them your capabilities even if you don’tschools want DVD auditions, including close-ups of em- have a prizewinning short.bouchure or fingering. In person, remember that you havea limited amount of time–don’t be alarmed if the panel No matter your genre, your audition or portfolio iscuts you off before a song is finished and asks to hear an- about breadth as well as depth. You’ll need to demonstrateother one. They just want to see as much from you as they proficiency with a range of styles or expressive modes, suchcan. Remember to bring multiple copies of your sheet as a classical aria and a jazz standard, or ballet and modernmusic, since the panel will want to be able to see what dance. Choose pieces you love, no matter what, and youryou’re playing to help them evaluate your performance. passion and talent will come through–and that’s sure to catchAnd, like singers, come ready to sight-read. the eye of the selection committee.
  16. 16. 2011 NACAC Performing & Visual Arts College Fair Exhibitors NACAC hosts Performing & Visual Arts College Fairs in 19 cities across the country each fall. They are an important resource for fine arts students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate programs of study in the areas of music, theatre, dance, visual arts, graphic design, film production, and other related disciplines. Weve listed the colleges below that will be exhibiting at one or more of the NACAC Performing & Visual Arts Fairs. Check out the list so you can contact your choice schools for more information. American Academy of Art performing & Majors: G, P, V visual arts college Website: www.aaart.edu FAIR EXHIBITORS American Academy of Aaron Copland School of Music Dramatic Arts Majors: M Majors: F, T Website: www.qcgages.qc.edu/music Website: www.aada.edu Academy of Art University The American Musical and Majors: F, G, M, P, T, V Dramatic Academy Website: www.academyart.edu AMDA College and Conservatory of Performing Arts is a world-renowned school with many notable acting, dance Academy of Couture Art and musical theater alumni. With Blending European haute couture tradition campuses in New York and Los Angeles, with the high energy, fast-paced, challeng- youll get training from those who are at ing American Fashion system, Academy of the top of their profession. Couture Art offers unique fashion degrees specializing in the fashion professions of Majors: M, MT fashion design and pattern making. Location: New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA Website: www.amda.edu Majors: O Phone: (888) 474-9444 Academy of Couture Art Location: Los Angeles, CA Email: kjackson@amda.edu student learning the art of Website: www.academycoutureart.edu couture textile embellishing. Phone: (310) 360-8888 See listing on page 14, ad on Email: info@academyofcoutureart.edu Andrew College page 40. Andrew College is a private, co-educa- tional, residential, liberal arts college Adelphi University related to The United Methodist Church. Majors: D, G, M, P, T The college opened its doors in 1854 and Website: www.adelphi.edu is located in Cuthbert, Georgia.D: Dance F: Film G: Graphic Design M: Music Agnes Scott College Majors: D, F, G, M, P, TMT: Musical Theater P: Photography T: TheaterV: Visual/Fine Arts O: Other Majors: D, M, T Location: Cuthbert, GA*Visit school website. Website: www.agnesscott.edu Website: www.andrewcollege.edu Phone: (229) 732-5936 Email: admissions@andrewcollege.edu 14 | 2011 Teenlife guide to performing & visual arts colleges
  17. 17. Regional auditionsare coming to a citynear you.FOUR-YEAR BACHELOR OF FINE ARTSand TWO-YEAR CONSERVATORYPrograms in Acting,Musical Theatreand Dance Theatreamda.edu800.367.7908
  18. 18. Curiosity Required.~Shenandoah UniverSity studentsare curious and creative. They learn insmall, highly interactive classes anddiscover even more through real-worldpractice. Whether performing on aGrammy Award winning CD, providingdisaster relief in Haiti, taking watersamples in the Shenandoah River or Find out more.matching DNA samples in a genomics www.su.edu/curiouslab, they learn by rolling up their sleevesand getting their hands dirty. (800) 432-2266 admit@su.eduShenandoah. Experience theapplied liberal arts.
  19. 19. exhibitorsAnna Maria College ArtsAbroad– Baldwin-Wallace collegeMajors: G, M, T, O Summer Programs Conservatory of MusicWebsite: www.annamaria.edu ArtsAbroad provides music, acting, Private liberal arts college near art, design and dance camp, work- Cleveland, Ohio with seven aca-Antonelli Institute– shop and travel programs in Eu- demic divisions including an under-Art & Photography rope and the Caribbean. A teacher graduate Conservatory of Music. accompanies all programs. Open Beautiful, friendly, and safe campus.Majors: Visit school website. to students worldwide, age 15-19. Nationally-recognized for musicWebsite: www.antonelli.edu Prepare for college, see the world, therapy, business, neuroscience, and improve your art! and music theatre.Arizona State UniversityMajors: D, F, G, M, P, T Majors: D, F, G, M, P, T Majors: M, TWebsite: www.asu.edu Location: Falls Church, VA Location: Berea, OH Website: www.artsabroad.org Website: www.bw.edu/conservatory Phone: (703) 204-0678 Phone: (866) BW-MUSICArt Academy of Cincinnati Email: info@ArtsAbroad.org Email: aevans@bw.eduMajors: Visit school website.Website: www.artacademy.edu Augsburg College Ball State University Majors: F, M, T, O Majors: D, F, G, M, MT, P, T, V, OThe Art Institute Website: www.augsburg.edu Website: www.bsu.eduof AtlantaMajors: Visit school website.Website: www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta Augusta State University Baylor University Majors: F, M, MT, T, V Majors: Visit school website. Website: www.aug.edu Website: www.baylor.eduThe Art Institute ofNew York CityMajors: Visit school website.Website: www.artinstitutes.edu/new-york-cityThe Art Institute of Ohio-CincinnatiMajors: Visit school website.Website: www.artinstitutes.edu/cincinnatiThe Art Institute ofPhiladelphiaMajors: Visit school website.Website: www.artinstitutes.edu/philadelphiaThe Art InstitutesMajors: Visit school website.Website: www.artinstitutes.edu Baldwin-Wallace college Conservatory of Music students performing a repertory theatre production of Jonathan Larsons muscial Rent. See listing on this page, ad on page 2.D: Dance F: Film G: Graphic Design M: MusicMT: Musical Theater P: Photography T: TheaterV: Visual/Fine Arts O: Other*Visit school website. 2011 Teenlife guide to performing & visual arts colleges | 17 (continued on page 19)
  20. 20. exhibitorsBeau Monde Collegeof Hair DesignMajors: OWebsite: www.beaumondecollege.com University of Redlands school of music studentsBelhaven University portraying PapagenoMajors: D, G, M, MT, P, T, V and Papagena inWebsite: www.belhaven.edu the opera The Magic Flute. See listing on page 50, ad onBelmont University– page 29.College of Visual andPerforming ArtsMajors: D, M, TWebsite: www.belmont.eduBennington CollegeMajors: D, F, G, M, P, T, V The Boston Conservatory Cabrini CollegeWebsite: www.bennington.edu Majors: D, M, MT, T Majors: Visit school website. Website: www.bostonconservatory.edu Website: www.cabrini.eduBerklee College of MusicBerklee College of Music was founded Boston University California Institute foron the revolutionary principle that the College of Fine Arts the Arts (CalArts)best way to prepare students for careers Majors: G, M, T, V Founded in 1961, CalArts is thein music is through the study and Website: www.bu.edu/cfa first private institution grantingpractice of contemporary music. both MFA and BFA degrees in Bowling Green the visual and performing arts.Majors: M State University CalArts six schools: Art, CriticalLocation: Boston, MA Majors: Visit school website. Studies, Dance, Film/Video, MusicWebsite: www.berklee.edu Website: www.bgsu.edu and Theater, occupy a campus 30Phone: 800 BERKLEE (237-5533) miles north of Los Angeles.Email: admissions@berklee.edu Brooks Institute Majors: Visit school website. Majors: Visit school website. Location: Valencia, CABerry College Website: www.brooks.edu Website: www.calarts.eduMajors: Visit school website. Phone: (661) 255-1050Website: www.berry.edu Bucknell University Email: admis@calarts.edu Majors: Visit school website.Bethany Lutheran College Website: www.bucknell.edu California StateMajors: G, M, T, V University East BayWebsite: www.blc.edu Majors: Visit school website. Buffalo State College–SUNY Website: www.csueastbay.eduBishops University Majors: D, F, G, M, P, T, OMajors: Visit school website. Website: www.buffalostate.edu Capital UniversityWebsite: www.gobishops.ca Conservatory of Music Majors: MBlackburn College Butler University Website: www.capital.eduMajors: G, M, P, T Majors: D, M, T, OWebsite: www.blackburn.edu Website: www.butler.edu18 | 2011 Teenlife guide to performing & visual arts colleges
  21. 21. artist profile In Her Own Words Whats the best way you researched a performing and Michele visual arts school? Lauriat By emailing their current students! I sent emails to the MFA in Studio Arts, University department secretaries at eight different schools with of Massachusetts specific questions and asked if they could forward them on to current students. I was surprised at the feedback. I BFA, School of Museum of also went on each school’s site and looked at the faculty Fine Arts, Boston galleries to see what I liked. Each school showcases their professors’ works online. Of course, then you have to visit your top schools and apply. What did you have to do to apply to SMFA? And then to U Mass?What type of student should consider a I had to submit typical college applications alongperforming and visual arts school/major? with a portfolio to each school I was applying to asStudents who cannot help but obsess over theater an undergrad. Most schools require no more than 20or drawing or music should pursue degrees in those original pieces of artwork be uploaded to their site forsubjects. Nobody makes it in those fields without consideration. Some schools still may require that youbeing talented, obsessed, and a workaholic. mail in a disc with your application. Getting into grad school was much more competitive. I had to apply seven times before I was accepted. I even invited one of the pro-What advice can you offer students who are fessors to my studio to help me select works to submit.researching performing and visual arts schools? Plus, you go through a rigorous interview process sinceOne of the first things to consider is whether you most only take 12-15 students.would like to attend an art college, or a university thatoffers art degrees. At art schools you are surrounded How has your schooling in the arts shaped whatby artists no matter what class you are in. I tried both. you want to do for a career?I liked the diversity of the student population at theuniversity (MFA at University of MA) more than I liked I definitely want to teach fine art, drawing and paintingbeing surrounded by art students, but I found art at the college level. These jobs are few and far betweenschools to have better facilities and faculty. Schools right now. I recognize that I have to explore every avenuelike the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to keep growing as an artist and working towards my(SMFA) and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) offer career goals. For example, I am doing a one-day-a-weekthe best of both worlds by teaming up with a Univer- internship working in a gallery in Boston, continue tosity. SMFA students do all of their academics at Tufts paint in my studio daily, and have just booked a soloUniversity, RISD students at Brown—which worked gallery show in Chicago.perfectly for me. I will also be the Artist in Residence at the Grand Canyon in January 2012. In exchange for a one-month stay in an“ One of the first things to consider is whether you would like to attend apartment on the edge of the canyon, which includes a studio, I will do one presentation of my work and one art lesson with park visitors. an art college, or a university that offers art degrees. ” View Micheles original artwork at michelelauriat.com.
  22. 22. exhibitorsCarnegie Mellon University Chapman University Cleveland Institute of ArtMajors: M Majors: D, F, G, M, P, T Majors: G, P, VWebsite: www.cmu.edu Website: www.chapman.edu Website: www.cia.eduThe Catholic University Chatham University Cleveland Instituteof America Majors: D, F, G, M, P of MusicMajors: Visit school website. Website: www.chatham.edu Majors: Visit school website.Website: www.cua.edu Website: www.cim.edu Christopher Newport UniversityCedarville University Majors: D, M, T Coe CollegeMajors: Visit school website. Website: www.cnu.edu Majors: G, M, P, TWebsite: www.cedarville.edu Website: www.coe.edu Clayton State UniversityCentenary College Clayton State University is located Collaborative ArtsMajors: D, F, G, T 15 miles from downtown Atlanta in Project 21 (CAP21)Website: www.centenarycollege.edu a beautiful lakeside setting. The CAP21 is dedicated to creating new University currently offers eight work, developing new talent and build-Central Washington master degree programs and 40 ing new audiences. Our goal is to createUniversity baccalaureate degree majors. programs that achieve substantialMajors: Visit school website. contributions to the future of the arts. Majors: Visit school website.Website: www.cwu.edu Majors: D, F, MT, T Location: Morrow, GA Website: www.clayton.edu Location: New York, NY Phone: (678) 466-4115 Website: www.cap21.org Email: csuinfo@clayton.edu Phone: (212) 807-0202 Email: info@cap21.org College For Creative Studies Majors: F, G, P, V Website: www.ccscad.edu Colorado State University The School of the Arts at CSU offers undergraduate degrees in music, art, Professor theatre arts and dance. Our goal is to instructing build the skills and knowledge needed a keyboard by future generations–in performance, performance creative production and design, student at education, therapy and research. Clayton State University. Majors: D, G, M, MT, P, T, V See listing on Location: Fort Collins, CO this page, ad on Website: www.csuschoolofthearts.com page 32. Phone: (970) 491-6909 Email: admissions@colostate.edu D: Dance F: Film G: Graphic Design M: Music MT: Musical Theater P: Photography T: Theater20 | 2011 Teenlife guide to performing & visual arts colleges V: Visual/Fine Arts O: Other *Visit school website.
  23. 23. New students with a strong classicalfoundation are immediately in demandfrom many performance groups oncampus. More than 350 student ensembles WHERE MUSIC TAKES YOUmeet weekly, so you’ll have almost limitlessopportunities to build your repertoire byperforming with orchestras; big bands; andbluegrass, hip-hop, rock, funk, r&b, andmany other groups. Learn more and apply online at berklee.edu/firstchair
  24. 24. exhibitors Columbia College Chicago Dean College Doane College Majors: D, F, G, M, P, T Majors: D, MT, T Majors: G, M, T Website: www.colum.edu Website: www.dean.edu Website: www.doane.edu Columbia College Hollywood DePaul University Dominican University Majors: F, G, P, V One of Americas oldest and most of California Website: www.columbiacollege.edu respected theatre conservatories, Majors: D, G, M we prepare students for careers in Website: www.dominican.edu Columbia University professional theatre and throughout Majors: D, F, M, P, T, V, O the entertainment industry. Offer- Dowling College Website: www.columbia.edu ing 12 BFA majors in the heart of Majors: G, M, V Chicagos vibrant world-class Website: www.dowling.edu theatre scene. Columbus College of Art and Design Majors: F, M, T, V, O Drexel University Majors: G, P, V Location: Chicago, IL Majors: D, F, G, M, P, T, O Website: www.ccad.edu Website: www.theatre.depaul.edu Website: www.drexel.edu Phone: (773) 325-7999 Concordia University Email: theatreadmissions@depaul.edu Duquesne University Chicago Whether your interests lie in Majors: M, MT, T, V DePauw University performance, technology, educa- Website: www.cuchicago.edu The DePauw School of Music tion or therapy, the Mary Pappert provides excellence in undergraduate School of Music at Duquesne Concordia University, music training by preparing students University has the faculty and Fine Arts for distinction as performers, schol- resources to prepare you for your Majors: Visit school website. ars, and teachers. The supportive future career! Website: www.finearts.concordia.ca environment of the School inspires Majors: Visit school website. achievement in all walks of life. Location: Pittsburgh, PA Converse College Majors: Visit school website. Website: www.duq.edu/music Majors: Visit school website. Location: Greencastle, IN Phone: (412) 396-5064 Website: www.converse.edu Website: www.depauw.edu/music Email: musicadmissions@duq.edu Phone: (800) 447-2495 Corcoran College of Email: admission@depauw.edu Eastern Illinois Art + Design University Majors: G, P, V, O DeSales University Mid-sized, liberal arts university Website: www.corcoran.edu Majors: D, F, T, O with an enrollment of 11,600, Website: www.desales.edu located in east central IL. 47 Cornell University undergraduate majors, 61 minors, College of Architecture, Design Institute of and 29 graduate programs. Art & Planning San Diego Signature programs: study Majors: D, F, M, T, O Majors: Visit school website. abroad, integrative learning and Website: www.aap.cornell.edu Website: www.disd.edu undergraduate research. NCAA Div 1. Cornish College of DigiPen Institute of Majors: F, G, M, MT, T, V, O the Arts Technology Location: Charleston, IL Majors: D, G, M, P, T, V, O Majors: O Website: www.eiu.edu Website: www.cornish.edu Website: www.digipen.edu Phone: (217) 581-2223 Email: admissions@eiu.edu22 | 2011 Teenlife guide to performing & visual arts colleges
  25. 25. exhibitors Eastern University Majors: D, M, T Website: www.eastern.edu Eastern Washington University Majors: Visit school website. Website: www.ewu.edu Eastman School of Music Majors: M Website: www.rochester.edu/Eastman Elmhurst College Majors: Visit school website. Website: www.elmhurst.edu Emerson College Majors: G, T Website: www.emerson.edu Emory & Henry College Majors: G, M, T, V Website: www.ehc.edu Endicott College Majors: Visit school website. Website: www.endicott.edu Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts Majors: D, G, M, MT, P, T, V, O Website: www.iusb.edu/~sbarts Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts Majors: D, F, M, T, V Website: www.lang.edu D: Dance F: Film G: Graphic Design M: MusicBrand new Art, Design and Media building MT: Musical Theater P: Photography T: Theater Opening September 2011 V: Visual/Fine Arts O: Other *Visit school website. Middlesex University, info@mdxna.com,18 | teenlife boston: School year 2011-2012 +1-480-471-5966, www.mdx.ac.uk
  26. 26. exhibitorsThe Evergreen Fairleigh Dickinson Finlandia UniversityState College University Finlandia is the only private, liberal arts-Evergreen is the leader in learning Majors: F, G, P, T, O based university in the Upper Peninsulacommunities in which students Website: www.fdu.edu of Michigan. This means that were ableexplore areas of interest in-depth to offer content that invites studentsand in relation to other fields. Fairmont State University to prepare for employment and careerStudents are challenged to go Majors: Visit school website. within a larger framework of meaning-beyond the obvious answers and Website: www.fairmontstate.edu fulness and purpose.understand root causes to Majors: G, V, Odevelop meaningful solutions. Farmingdale State Location: Hancock, MIMajors: Visit school website. College SUNY Website: www.finlandia.eduLocation: Olympia, WA Majors: G Phone: (906) 487-7274 or (877) 202-5491Website: www.admissions. Website: www.farmingdale.edu Email: admissions@finlandia.eduevergreen.eduPhone: (360) 867-6170 FIDM–Fashion Five Towns CollegeEmail: admissions@evergreen.edu Institute of Design & Majors: F, M, MT, T Merchandising Website: www.ftc.edu Majors: G, O Website: www.fidm.edu 2011- 12 TAKE THE SCHOLA RSHIP CO MPETITIO cHAllEngE ! N Are you ready for the challenge? The SCAD Challenge scholarship competition seeks the next generation of talented artists and designers from among high school juniors and seniors. Submit your best work—in categories ranging from photography to filmmaking and from writing to fashion design—and compete for scholarships to attend SCAD, the university for creative careers. scad.edu/scadchallenge
  27. 27. music.uoregon.edu music.uoregon.edu Oh, the places you’ll go. . . Award-winning faculty members and alumni • More than thirty ensemble choices State-of-the-art facilities • Vibrant arts community EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity Application deadline: January 15Florida School of the Arts George Mason University Green Mountain CollegeFlorida School of the Arts is a public, Majors: Visit school website. Majors: P, Vfully accredited two-year arts school Website: www.gmu.edu Website: www.greenmtn.eduproviding the Associate in Scienceand Associate in Arts degrees to Georgia Perimeter College Gustavus Adolphus Collegetalented students in the visual and Majors: F, M, P, T Majors: D, G, M, P, T, Operforming arts. Website: www.gpc.edu Website: www.gustavus.eduMajors: D, G, P, T, OLocation: Palatka, FL Georgia State University Hampshire CollegeWebsite: www.floarts.org School of Music Majors: Visit school website.Phone: (386) 312-4300 Majors: Visit school website. Website: www.hampshire.eduEmail: floarts@sjrstate.edu Website: www.music.gsu.eduFlorida State University Gettysburg CollegeMajors: M, MT Majors: F, M, T, VWebsite: music.fsu.edu Website: www.gettysburg.eduFramingham State Grand Canyon UniversityUniversity Majors: D, F, M, TMajors: G, MT, P, T, V Website: www.gcu.eduWebsite: www.framingham.edu D: Dance F: Film G: Graphic Design M: Music MT: Musical Theater P: Photography T: Theater V: Visual/Fine Arts O: Other26 | 2011 Teenlife guide to performing & visual arts colleges *Visit school website.
  28. 28. exhibitorsThe Hartt School, Indiana University of Ithaca CollegeUniversity of Hartford Pennsylvania Fine Arts School of MusicThe Hartt School is the performing Majors: D, M, MT, T, V Since its founding in 1892 as aarts conservatory of the University Website: www.iup.edu conservatory, the Ithaca Collegeof Hartford with degree programs in School of Music has earned itsmusic, dance, and theatre. Educa- The Institute of reputation as one of the best intional focus is on individual needs and Production & Recording the nation. Offering world-classsupportive relationships with faculty, Majors: F, G, M, P faculty, performance opportuni-staff, and other students. Website: www.ipr.edu ties, updated facilities, liberal artsMajors: D, M, T courses and career placement.Location: West Hartford, CT Interlochen Center Majors: Visit school website.Website: www.harttweb.hartford.edu for the Arts Location: Ithaca, NYPhone: (860) 768-4465 Majors: D, F, M, P, T, V, O Website: www.ithaca.edu/musicEmail: harttadm@hartford.edu Website: www.interlochen.org Phone: (607) 274-3171 Email: music@ithaca.eduHastings CollegeMajors: Visit school website.Website: www.hastings.eduHollins UniversityMajors: D, F, G, M, P, T, OWebsite: www.hollins.eduHunter College–CUNYMajors: D, F, M, TWebsite: www.hunter.cuny.eduThe Illinois Instituteof Art-ChicagoMajors: OWebsite: www.artinstitutes.edu/chicagoIllinois State UniversityMajors: D, F, G, M, P, TWebsite: www.IllinoisState.eduIllinois WesleyanUniversityMajors: Visit school website.Website: www.iwu.eduIndiana University Sound Recording Technology student showcasing IthacaJacobs School of Music College’s newly renovated state-of-the-art recordingMajors: D, M facilities. See listing on this page, ad on back cover.Website: www.music.indiana.edu28 | 2011 Teenlife guide to performing & visual arts colleges
  29. 29. exhibitorsITT Technical InstituteMajors: Visit school website.Website: www.itt-tech.eduJacksonville UniversityMajors: D, F, G, M, MT, P, T, VWebsite: www.ju.eduJazzschool InstituteMajors: MWebsite: www.jazzschoolinstitute.orgJohnson State CollegeMajors: D, M, P, TWebsite: www.johnsonstatecollege.eduThe Juilliard SchoolMajors: D, M, TWebsite: www.juilliard.eduKalamazoo CollegeMajors: F, M, P, T, VWebsite: www.kzoo.eduKD College: Conservatoryof Film and Dramatic ArtsMajors: D, F, M, MT, TWebsite: www.kdstudio.comKendall College of Art & DesignMajors: G, P, VWebsite: www.kcad.eduKennesaw State UniversityMajors: D, G, M, P, T, VWebsite: www.kennesaw.eduKutztown UniversityMajors: G, M, P, V, OWebsite: www.kutztown.eduLA Music AcademyCollege of MusicMajors: Visit school website.Website: www.lamusicacademy.edu/jm D: Dance F: Film G: Graphic Design M: Music MT: Musical Theater P: Photography T: Theater V: Visual/Fine Arts O: Other (continued on page 19) *Visit school website.
  30. 30. exhibitors Long Island University Majors: D, F, G, M, P, T, V Website: www.brooklyn.liu.edu/ globalcollege The Longy School of MusicTheatre students Majors: Mperforming Website: www.longy.eduon stage withLincolnCollege. See Los Angeles Academy oflisting this page,ad on page 33. Figurative Art Majors: Visit school website. Website: www.laafa.org Loyola University New Orleans Majors: G, M, T, V Website: www.loyno.edu Lynn University Majors: M Website: www.lynn.edu Lafayette College Lincoln College Maine College of Art Majors: D, F, G, M, P, T A two-year, private, residential college Majors: Visit school website. Website: www.lafayette.edu located in Central Illinois that offers a Website: www.meca.edu supportive environment with a four- LaGrange College year-like campus. Classes are small, Manhattan School of Music Majors: G, M, P, T, V teachers are focused on the student Majors: M Website: www.lagrange.edu and helping them make the transition Website: www.msmnyc.edu from high school to college. Lawrence University Majors: D, M, MT, P, T, V Manhattanville College Charting an uncommon course in Location: Lincoln, IL Majors: D, F, G, M, P, T, V higher education for more than 160 Website: www.lincolncollege.edu Website: www.mville.edu years, Lawrence University uniquely Phone: (800) 569-0556 integrates a college of liberal arts Email: admission@lincolncollege.edu Marylhurst University and sciences with a conservatory of Majors: M, P music, both devoted exclusively to Lincoln University Website: www.marylhurst.edu undergraduate education. of Pennsylvania Majors: M, T Majors: Visit school website. Marymount Manhattan Location: Appleton, WI Website: www.lincoln.edu College Website: www.lawrence.edu Majors: D, F, G, MT, P, T Phone: (920) 832-6500 Liverpool Institute Website: www.mmm.edu Email: excel@lawrence.edu for Performing Arts Majors: M, T, O Website: www.lipa.ac.uk D: Dance F: Film G: Graphic Design M: Music MT: Musical Theater P: Photography T: Theater V: Visual/Fine Arts O: Other 30 | 2011 Teenlife guide to performing & visual arts colleges *Visit school website.
  31. 31. Be heard.www.depauw.edu/music
  32. 32. Department of Visual and Performing Arts http://a-s.clayton.edu/vpa/ | (678) 466-4750
  33. 33. LINCOLN COLLEGE FINEOpportunities... ARTS exhibitors CreativeMassachusetts College of Art • B.A. in Theatreand Design • ActingMajors: F, G, P, V • Technical TheatreWebsite: www.massart.edu • Show Choir • Chamber Singers • Dance ForceMassachusetts College of • Jazz BandLiberal Arts • Art ShowsMajors: M, T • Literary ActivitiesWebsite: www.mcla.edu Participation in fine arts activities &McDaniel College events includes the entire student body,Majors: Visit school website. not just fine arts majors.Website: www.mcdaniel.edu Call today to schedule a visit| 800.569.0556McNally Smith College of MusicMajors: MWebsite: www.mcnallysmith.edu You don’t have to stop doing what you loveMercy College when you graduate from high school.Majors: G, MWebsite: www.mercy.edu LINCOLN COLLEGE • 300 Keokuk Street, Lincoln IL • www.lincolncollege.eduMercyhurst CollegeMajors: D, G, MWebsite: www.mercyhurst.edu Perfectly  composed.Miami UniversityMiami is ranked one of the top public universitiesin the nation for our focus on teaching. Our Schoolof Fine Arts offers degrees in art, architecture,history of art and architecture, interior design,music, and theatre.Majors: G, M, P, TLocation: Oxford, OHWebsite: www.arts.muohio.eduPhone: (513) 529-2209Email: bensonre@muohio.eduMichael Howard StudiosMajors: Visit school website.Website: www.michaelhowardstudios.com Master  your  gifts  at  the  University  of  Memphis.  Brilliant  faculty   prepare   and   inspire   you.   A   world-­‐‑renowned   music   heritage   awaits  you.  And  you,  too,  will  become  perfectly  composed.Michigan State UniversityMajors: M Audition  dates  are  12/3/11;  2/11/12;  2/18/12;  and  2/25/12.  Website: www.music.msu.edu B.M.      M.M.      A.D.      D.M.A.      Ph.D. (continued on page 19)