College Prep for Musicians: A Comprehensive Guide for Students, Parents, Teachers, and Counselors is a one-of-a-kind book that gives a complete picture of the process of applying to music schools. Each of the three authors brings a different perspective and background to the subject, from top conservatory admissions experience, to years of teaching and professional performing, to Olympic coaching and audition preparation.
College Prep for Musicians decodes the complex process of choosing schools, clarifies the vocabulary around the admission process, and shows students exactly how to prepare their best audition. Young musicians will be able to follow detailed plans to get organized and to communicate with music schools and conservatories. This book provides tools, teaches habits, and demonstrates skills that students can use for the rest of their careers. College Prep for Musicians will help young musicians achieve their dreams.
Annie Bosler taught at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts for nearly a decade, working with hundreds of parents and stu-dents privately and through workshops focusing on college preparation for musicians. She has a 100% success rate of helping students get into music schools, and has French horn students in almost every major conservatory across the United States. As a private teacher and per-forming musician, Annie brings to the book what parents and students need to know during this crucial phase.
Peak performance psychologist Don Greene has worked with some of the world’s top musicians, athletes, and performers. Don has been on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Colburn School, and New World Symphony. His specialty is helping musicians deal with nerves by using this energy to their advantage and performing their best when it counts. Don introduces powerful strategies and tools for high school students to use during the audition process.
Associate Dean for Enrollment Management at The Juilliard School, Kathleen Tesar gives insight into the admissions process from the per-spective of the school. Having worked in admissions at the Colburn School, Eastman School of Music, Eastern Music Festival, and now The Juilliard School, Kathleen has admitted (and denied) thousands of students over the years. She specializes in helping students and par-ents understand why schools ask what they ask for and what happens behind the scenes in the world of admissions.