"I Got In" Webcast slides with Mary Ann Dennard

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Do your students dream of dancing and singing on Broadway or acting in the next Hunger Games movies? Mary Anna Dennard, author of the book, I Got In led a webinar on guiding performing arts students.

Performing arts applications have shot up 20% in the past few years, with an increased emphasis on dance, acting and vocal performance. Mary Anna, a college audition coach, explained in the webinar what reach, fit, and safety really means when an audition counts for as much as 80% in the admission process. Mary Anna will provide a quick tour of her exclusive, College Audition Coach Online Prep program. MyCCA.net users receive a complimentary pass to the online prep program and a special discount on referring students to the College Audition Coach online preparation program. Learn more about this process and the online preparation program through this webinar.

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"I Got In" Webcast slides with Mary Ann Dennard

  1. 1. 11/1/2012 I GOT IN! Helping your students build a “Smart List” for Acting and Musical Theatre audition-based programs Who is Mary Anna Dennard?• My background as actress• Casting Director• Coach• Author 20% Increase in performing arts applicants• University of Michigan stats• Glee Kool-Aid• BFA options are relatively new• Conservatory style training in a liberal arts setting 1
  2. 2. 11/1/2012 The audition changes the college acceptance stats• Academic categories do not apply• Program stats rule over academic stats• Define program acceptance categories of reach, fit, safety Naviance is not a reliable guide for audition-based programs• Assessments that lead to standard college lists are inaccurate• Motivated performers already know what they want to do What does Reach, Fit, Safety mean when there is an audition process?• Audition counts for as much as 80% in the admission• Traditional reach, fit safety categories do not apply• No such thing as a safety 2
  3. 3. 11/1/2012 Auditions for talent scholarships are plentiful• Good news for financial aid• Talent merit• Private schools may have the most to give Grades and test scores still matter• Could be the deciding factor• Academic merit moneyHow competitive are these programs?• Carnegie Mellon stats• My stats for white females• Some types more in demand• Would Merrill Streep get in? 3
  4. 4. 11/1/2012 Importance of a balanced list• Yield the most acceptances• Visiting after acceptances• More offers, more bargaining with financial aid It’s all about the audition• When to begin preparation• Summer programs• Coaching• Great gpa/test scores can’t trump a bad audition College Audition Coach Online Prep college lists• Reach• Fit• Safety• Bargain• Brainy 4
  5. 5. 11/1/2012 Special offer• Online Prep FREE to mycca members• 90% discount for referred students• FREE copy of my book, I GOT IN!• College Audition Coach Online https://vimeo.com/46005456 5

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