Making it Big: Success in the arts

Recorded Thursday, April 22 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream

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So you want to be famous. Success in the arts can be a tricky thing, so join Elias this Thursday to learn his strategies for becoming an international superstar.

Elias will be going over everything you need to know about pursuing a career in the arts, from applying to collegiate art programs in high school to navigating the job market afterwards. Stop by to ask a few questions for this Vienna-based conductor, or stick around the whole time to learn how you too can make a living as an artist.

Your host

Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my third year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored hundreds more through my livestreams. I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist, and I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston and as Opera Saratoga's assistant conductor. I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States, and I'm looking forward to making my international conducting debut in Vienna this fall.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Elias and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
4:54@rogrodski:my daughter would like to pursue theater arts/musical theater. However as a parent, i would like her to have a career with an easier career path. suggestions.
16:47@rogrodski:thank you
45:41@hydra:hello :D
48:42@hydra:bye!

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