B.F.A., Acting
I'm from a town in the pacific northwest, but I moved all the way out to Chicago, IL to pursue theatre.
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Hometown Bellingham, Washington
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes

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Applied for a B.F.A. in Acting

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

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When one nears the age of adulthood, there is seldom an adult who refrains from asking the question dreaded by most of this generation: “So, what are your plans after high school?” In my freshman year, I had it all figured out; I was going to become a cellist. But working my way through these four years, I unearthed a passion that had been hiding under my love for music--a love for theatre. As I successfully pursued both my artistic...
Supplemental Essay Scholarship application
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Ian Slater 27 April 2015 A Life Without Expression Riding down the highway last week, on the way to the state Solo and Ensemble contest, I felt something was missing. Ever since I was a child, my parents had told me I was a good traveler (though I resented the statement at the time). Yet, as we drove this consistently easy route, I could not for the life of me get comfortable; there was something in the back of my head that...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
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My place within the artistic community is one in which I have been confident for the majority of my life. While I didn’t make my first ventures onstage until I was six, I knew from a younger age that it was where I wanted to be; I have become increasingly confident that a life in theatre and music is where I belong, whether teaching, acting, playing, or singing. I have been surrounded by performers in one way or another...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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I was fortunate to grow up in a community that places an inordinate value on the performing arts. With parents that met doing The Sound of Music, it's a wonder I didn't have an affinity for the stage when first given the opportunity. At my first audition, I was among the children who shied away and refused to go up and read--noting that the others were even younger than I. While I may not have realized it at the time,...

General Admissions Advice

How I chose schools to apply to
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When it comes to applying, do not sell yourself short. I ended up auditioning for a number of schools that I had never previously considered, and...

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ActivitiesChoir, Community or summer theater/plays, Drama Production Crew, Local Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Theater/Plays

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