Your College Questions Answered

So you want to be an artist but you don’t know how to pay for a college education or even where to begin to select the right program for you? This series answers those questions and prepares you (or your student) for the application and audition process. Sessions are available for students and parents alike, to build an environment for success. 

 



Registration begins Friday March 15, 2019

Below you'll find more information about each event. Please email info@mcneilmusiccenter.com or call

(606) 303-3325 for further questions.



 

 

 

So Your Kid Wants to be an Artist?

You are invited to join MMC for a panel discussion that explores the challenges and opportunities your young artist will confront as they pursue their passion. The panelists will include established artists who know the ins and outs of the road ahead, and will include helpful resources to mapping out the path forward so you can prepare for your child’s artistic future.   3/14/19, 5:30, Pulaski County Library, Free

 So What is this Going to Cost Me?

From the timeline of applying to colleges and securing financial aid, to the career path you can expect afterwards - this session will give parents and future artists alike a realistic perspective of the journey you can expect from a lifetime pursuit of performing arts. Learn about the resources available to students in our area that can make it feasible for you to succeed in your passion. Featuring special guest Lauren Flaherty. Lauren Flaherty is the Director of Financial Aid at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. She has also worked at the New England Conservatory of Music and Berklee College of Music Financial Aid offices. 4/18/19, 5:30 , FBTC, $10 

So You Don’t Know What to Audition With?

You’ve picked the perfect program (or three!) but now you are trying to sort out the best audition material. Bring your selections to a session that will help you select and refine the right piece for your upcoming college or summer program auditions. Get feedback from a director and connect to resources that will prepare you for an audition you can be proud of.  9/19/19 5:30 , FBTC, $25 

So You’re Ready to Submit your Audition?

Preparing to audition is about more that the art! The particulars of auditioning are covered in this guided session, including an opportunity to practice auditioning in person and on film. 11/7/19, MMC, Studio A, $25