Panel of Experts Discusses "Getting Into College 101" - Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

Panel of Experts Discusses “Getting Into College 101”

Our popular “Getting into College 101” workshop returned for 2021, taking place live on Facebook on Oct 6. Aimed at families who are beginning to navigate the college music admissions process, the event featured a lively discussion with topics ranging from selecting the right school, setting up trial lessons with faculty, navigating financial aid, and more.

The evening’s panel of music admissions experts included  Curtis Institute of Music’s Belmary Lorcas, St. Olaf College’s Molly Boes Ganza, the University of Illinois School of Music’s Dr. Angela Tammen, and Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative’s Adrienne Thompson.

If you missed the discussion, check out the full video below:

For those who have additional questions, our panelists generously offered to share their contact information with CYSO families. See the email addresses linked below for each panelist:

Belmary Lorcas | Curtis Institute of Music, Admissions and Recruitment Manager
Molly Boes Ganza | St. Olaf College, Associate Dean of Fine Arts Recruitment
Dr. Angela Tammen | University of Illinois, Admissions Director, School of Music
Adrienne Thompson | Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative, Project Director

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