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Just be prepared thatBrightMusic - Performance
Just be prepared that casting for the operas is entirely political, so make sure you're prepared to kiss the right rings and be in the right studios if you want a chance to compete. Being from a wealthy background certainly doesn't hurt either.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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It would seem that if your parents giveQuite BrightMusic - Performance
It would seem that if your parents give the school enough money you can have any part in any show you want - I'd bet they even have a price sheet assigning monetary values to roles. If you're serious about vocal performance and your aspirations, and don't feel like or can't afford to buy off the school you'll be attending, then this almost certainly is not the place for you
4th Year Male -- Class 2014
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Eastman has all the reputation.Quite BrightMusic - Performance
Eastman has all the reputation. It's consistently ranked very high among U.S. music schools. I can see why as there are so many phenomenal teachers there. However the support for students is nonexistent. Unless you are the perfect person with zero problems who can take all the stress in the world, you will find so much unhappiness here. The school itself cares about results and maintaining its success. If you actually care about music and love it, you will be disappointed. Here, music is treated like math or science. It's all about the grade, the product, you are measured by your success. People here are driven, yes, but not for themselves. I didn't see a single person there who was doing music for themselves. They all did it for competition and desire to succeed. If this really is one of the best music schools in the U.S. the future of classical music is not looking good at all.
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