2021.12.05 22:33 shaaaaggy420 advice re: college complications as a prospective voice major
I feel like no one else listens to how I feel on this, including my parents and my voice teacher, and I really want advice from people who don't benefit from my decision in any way.
So I'm 17F and a senior in high school (or for the European people year 12). I started seriously talking about the college audition process last summer with my voice teacher (let's call her VT). She told me about schools I should audition for; schools that are competitive, with well-respected music programs near cities that have a lot going on in the music world like UCI, UCLA, and Jacobs School of Music to name a few. She said I was too good to even audition for X school. It's in-state, and I don't want to give away where I live or have people think I'm trashing on this school, so I'm not going to name the school. I think it's a good school, it's just in a very rinky-dink college town that has nothing going on. It's a bit depressing, and I don't want to get a bachelor's degree from a school that would provide me with no outside opportunities to perform and accepts anyone without a horrible criminal record. I work hard, I have a 3.8 unweighted GPA and I take dual credit and IB classes. I want more for myself.
Flash forward to a few weeks ago, keep in mind I had already recorded prescreens for the 15 schools I planned to audition for, for classical voice or a vocal performance major (B.A. or B.M.). She knows that I prefer musical theatre, but since I was 15 she's been telling me I should go to school for classical voice. It was my bad for not getting a backbone and telling her I don't want to do that. I take accountability for that, but at the time I didn't mind the idea. We talk about college again, and now suddenly she's saying and I quote "her dream" for me is to either go to X school (the one she said I was too good for in the summer) for my BA/BM and then get my master's in musical theatre, or I take a gap year and work with her and get a monologue coach as well as dance training so I can audition for musical theatre schools next year. She says I can't this year because I have no dance training, but plenty of schools don't require dance videos for their BFA Musical Theatre program. I don't know if she knows that. The thing is I don't trust her to train me. You need a good mix for musical theatre, and I've talked about wanting to learn how to do it ever since I started working with her. It's one of the reasons I wanted to take voice lessons in the first place. I've brought it up numerous times with VT, but every time I do she says "you can!" and then proceeds to make me do the same nasally warm-ups. It's not really a mix, and it's quite weak because we never work on my trouble spots. She just wants me to keep developing what I'm already good at, which is fine to a point, but I draw the line at this.
What VT said felt like a punch to the gut. I feel like it implied that I had regressed, so much so that now I'm a perfect fit for a school that she said I was too good for only a couple of months prior, even if that wasn't her intention. Maybe I'm crazy for thinking that. Nonetheless, I reluctantly auditioned for school X's music program because of parental pressure as well as VT's. My parents said they want me to have as many options as possible, but they don't take into account that I really don't want to go to this school no matter what. I have safety school options that I actually wouldn't mind going to, unlike school X. But whatever. I audition anyways. It was not my best, I was shaky and nervous, and the pianist played another verse after the song was supposed to end. I turned around, confused, and the pianist looks at me and says, "Nope, there's one more verse!". It was October and I've been practicing this song since August. I think I would've known if there was another verse. Nonetheless, my voice teacher tells me I did great (she could hear me) and that I will get lots of scholarship money.
Then a couple of weeks after that, VT and I are on a Zoom call. She says she heard from her friend who works at X school that they didn't like my interview, particularly my answer to why I wanted to go there. The thing is, they never asked me that. I know that for a fact. They asked if I was applying for other schools (which is stupid in this day and age, everyone is), to which I said yes because VT told me I could use it for scholarship leverage. Soon enough VT is telling me to write the professors an email about why I want to go there and essentially apologizing for something I didn't even do. Surprise! I did, and what I got back was an email from the professor completely unrelated to what I was saying and no response as to whether I got in or not/scholarship(?). I was told I would hear back after Thanksgiving. This whole scenario is really getting me down and I don't know what to do. In my heart, I want to withdraw my application. I don't want to go there whatsoever, especially now that my audition has been turned into something for the local voice teacher gossip circle. Maybe I'm wrong to think this, but it seems really unprofessional and gross to me. I've lost a lot of faith in VT because of this, her job is to help me through the college audition process and get me to where I want to be and it seems like she doesn't even care about what I want. I feel very let down and disappointed in her, but also myself, as what she's saying is causing me to lose confidence. This is kind of counterintuitive because the whole reason she wants me to go there is that she thinks I lack confidence, and I need to be a "big fish in a small pond". My parents think I should keep all my options open, but once again, I think going to that school would make me depressed. I don't know what to do.
The thing that's more uncertain is, I realize I want to act now, so I should probably either go to school for acting or musical theatre, but I've already applied to a bunch of schools for classical voice. I submitted a couple of prescreens for musical theatre, but they're mainly old videos from virtual competitions so I don't think I will get called back. I'm sick of being pigeonholed into classical/operatic singing. It's frustrating that I can't mix and sing (well) songs that aren't ledger lines above the treble staff. *That was a dramatization, but I did have a song that my voice teacher moved up by two half steps from the original key so I could sing high C's, and she wants me to sing Glitter and be Gay for my next Solo Ensemble. I'm not complaining, I love doing that; I'm just trying to illustrate the path she wants me to go down. I want to be able to sing musical theatre that involves mixing and ACT. I want to act. I'd love to be on the silver screen someday, but I know I'll probably end up being broke and waiting tables all my life. Maybe if I get lucky I'll get on a pilot that won't get picked up, then I can tell the joke my character made on it to one of my gangster husband's hitmen. Oh well.
If you're still here, thank you for reading, I really appreciate it. But before you give advice, I beg of you to say anything except tell me to be a music education major. Someone else did that to me on here. Please, I don't want to do that. Anything else, go right ahead. Even if you tell me I'm overreacting, I don't care. Just not music education.
Have a lovely night/day/whatever time it is <3
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This feeling of "I want this person to think I'm cool" isn't 100% associated with aesthetic attraction either, because not everyone I'm aesthetically attracted to I want to "impress" in this way.
Also, I don't always necessarily want their attention, just their acceptance and [metaphorical] embrace.
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