My Admission Story

My Admission Story

Congratulations to all of you who auditioned for Juilliard! That really is a huge accomplishment in itself, so give yourselves a pat on the back! I do know, however, that waiting for your result really is difficult. However, it is getting closer (yay!), and I thought I would share my admission story, until you get one of your own!

I received my call on March 19th. I was in Los Angeles, California partaking in a training program called The Gypsy Project. It was a Thursday, and I was in class from 9:00am – 2:pm. Now, LA is 3 hours behind New York, so when my mom got the call, I was in class. I remember being pulled out of class and wondering why, and then immediately wondering if the calls had come out today…and then panicking.

It turns out that they had, and I had to call Juilliard back before they closed because of the time difference. So, I went with my mom in the car in the parking lot, and called Mr. Larry Geddes back. I remember being so nervous on the phone, but when Mr. Geddes told me that I was accepted I burst into tears. I was totally unintelligible after that, which was pretty funny looking back on it.

After, I called my Dad to let him know, and then I went right back into class…still bawling. As I walked in, the group asked what was wrong and I told them I was accepted to Juilliard, and in that moment, I have never felt so much support by so many people at any one time. We danced it out to end class, and I felt so incredibly lucky.

At The Gypsy Project after my admission

At The Gypsy Project after my admission

So…that was my admission story! Maybe your notification will come at a time when you least expect it. Until then, stay optimistic, and remember everything happens for a reason! Good luck!

Maddie

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