Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

Ad
Schumann's 4th Finger
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Who's Online
146 registered (ajames, anamnesis, ando, AdrianR, alexcawley, anotherscott, 29 invisible), 2008 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#1451163 - 06/06/10 12:45 AM Re: La Campanella [Re: Mark_C]
Kreisler Offline


Registered: 11/27/02
Posts: 13837
Loc: Iowa City, IA
Yes - at some large public universities (and maybe all, I can't say for sure), you're actually admitted in two places: to the music department and to the university at-large. Music departments will also have access to the complete application and can, at their discretion, give weight to the applicant's academic credentials as they see fit.

It's also important to realize that university music departments have enrollment goals. Faculty members are expected to maintain a full studio of 12-20 students. If someone has 18 students, only 2 of whom are graduating, and 10 applicants, then they can afford to be very picky. If someone has 14 students, 4 of whom are graduating, and only 3 applicants, then they're going to be looking for reasons to accept people. (In other words, strong academic and social skills could become more important.)

Every school is a little bit different, and it's usually best to apply to a few, play well on your audition, be a good person, and don't worry about the math and politics going on behind the scenes.
_________________________
"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him." (John Holt)

www.pianoped.com
www.youtube.com/user/UIPianoPed

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1451165 - 06/06/10 12:50 AM Re: La Campanella [Re: Mark_C]
Carey Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/13/05
Posts: 8089
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
Originally Posted By: Mark_C
Originally Posted By: Kreisler
And to Carey's list, add the University of Kansas, University of Nebraska, University of Iowa, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.....

For at least a couple of those places, I think higher academic credentials would probably be needed, almost regardless of the audition.


That would apply to several schools on the original list. I figured that once the OP really started researching these institutions he/she might begin to understand the challenges inherent in getting accepted.

Obviously we've all been trying to be "kind" in our responses to this young person - without discouraging him/her from pursuing a dream.

It would be desirable for the OP to find a good teacher ASAP who can provide counsel and steer him/her in the right direction - whatever that might be.

PS - The "list" is in no way intended to be comprehensive. Its simply a starting point.




Edited by carey (06/06/10 12:53 AM)
_________________________
Mason and Hamlin BB - 91640
Kawai CA-65
YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/pianophilo

Top
#1451173 - 06/06/10 01:18 AM Re: La Campanella [Re: Carey]
Mark_C Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 21297
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: carey
....It would be desirable for the OP to find a good teacher ASAP who can provide counsel and steer him/her in the right direction - whatever that might be.....

That's probably the best single thing that's been said.

It seems like the OP is operating in a bit of a vacuum and therefore doesn't have the perspective to know what's possible or realistic. We've been filling the vacuum a bit, but it will continue to be basically a vacuum unless he/she does what you said.
_________________________
"Everything I say is my opinion, including the facts." :-)

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
What's Hot!!
New Forums Location & New Piano World Site
---------------------
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player!
Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
A. Geyer Pianos
A. Geyer Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.

Piano Wire Music Wire Piano Strings


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Piano Finishes
by Austin B
04/26/17 01:03 PM
Moving grand piano on tile/croncete floor
by Linwood
04/26/17 01:02 PM
Is it important for a good pianist to play classical Music?
by Piano World
04/26/17 12:31 PM
Is it important for a good pianist to play classical Music?
by Piano World
04/26/17 12:30 PM
Is it important for a good pianist to play classical Music?
by Piano World
04/26/17 12:24 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
87,521 Registered Members
44 Forums
179,221 Topics
2,619,370 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission