I did some research tonight because I have been putting it off and putting it off….
but I think I have determined six schools to apply to. God I hope I can afford it.
New York University/Steinhardt, Rider University/Westminster Choir College,and New England Conservatory are all top choices because they offer, in their own ways, some sort of combination of Voice Performance and Vocal Pedagogy, which is ideal for me. I want to get the performance experience but also the pedagogy knowledge.
Boston Conservatory is only on my list because it has vocal pedagogy….
Boston University/College of Fine Arts and San Francisco Conservatory are for vocal performance only (don’t offer any Master’s level pedagogy degrees).
And I have to live audition for all of them. The only one that will really be difficult is SFC….because I would have to buy plane tickets, lodging, hope that my mom/accompanist would be free on the audition day, possibly take time off from work (I wouldn’t mind it but it would be a wasted personal day)….etc.
Speaking of, I am planning a “sick day” next Thursday, the day after Yom Kippur…..huzzah day off. I have twenty-nine sick days and since I don’t plan to be in this job next year I need to use them stat.