We are on our second child in CAP after seeing many wonderful successes and some very valuable failures of our first one a couple of years ago. The program offers guidance, yet is still a student –driven process. Parents and students of CAP are not mislead into thinking that this is not a highly competitive field and are encouraged to train hard and even make some sacrifices early when they decide to pursue college entry toward a theatre degree. Students are prepared for auditions and are able to exude confidence (not arrogance) when entering the room. As a bonus, they gain an appreciation for their craft and understand choices, character type, vocal health, and many other things learned from the skilled artistic team that apparently benefit them a great deal when striving to be successful in this rigorous course of study in college
I wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciate the assistance of the College Audition Project – not just once, but twice, now that Chip is pursuing new options. I had no idea how difficult it was to navigate through the college audition process for Musical Theater. I had no idea about the importance of perfect pre-screens, or the many monologues required, or the head shot, the songs, the dance numbers… I basically had no idea about the entire process. I had no idea about the importance of “Unifieds” – how to prepare for, how to participate in and how to survive them! We would have never gotten through any of the college audition process and placement without the help of your the College Audition Program.
Few things can prepare you for the intensity and organized chaos that calls itself college auditions. You are literally surrounded by hundreds of talented, hopeful students scurrying here and there; some in panic mode, some missing articles of clothing or music and still others who seem in shock. Then there are the student from the College Audition Project—they are poised, ready for the challenge and know their potential contribution. They have selected the music, vocal, dance and acting selections to best showcase their individual talents. Are they scared? Yes, but are determined to enjoy the journey because they have learned that they are always on stage, to always leave it all out there and that what is theirs, is theirs. Remember, this is an opportunity for colleges to see many students at a time. Every detail matters. Because of the College Audition Project my son was able to successfully combine talent with preparation. He received offers from multiple schools and selected the Texas State University program which has been recognized as one of the top 10 programs in the US.