Well at long last my son is a senior and we are in the process of filling out applications. We have visited many schools including: DePaul Roosevelt Manhattan School of Music Berklee NEC San Francisco Conservatory U of Miami Lawrence U We are still planning to visit UNT next week. As it stands, here are the leading canidates in no particular order UNT - He does his live audition next week for Lynn Seaton Berklee NEC Manhattan School of Music Both MSM and NEC require pre-screening audition CD's and we will have to send a video to UNT in order to qualify for scholarship $. The additional rub is that my son is more interested in being a classical composition major than a performer (jazz or otherwise). Not to say that he doesn't want to perform - he loves it and has been doing so professionally since age 13. But composing seems to be what interest him the most. So here are some questions for those that might know: 1. Does anyone know the composition faculty at MSM, and if yes, do you have any recommendations? 2. Many of the requirements for the pre-screening CD for NEC and MSM are similar. Can anybody address how stringently each school looks at these and if there are any pet peeves to be avoided? 3. MSM has a rather involved process for 'comp majors' that includes a prescreening CD and scores followed by a two day examination and interview for those who pass the presceening. Anybody know more about what they are looking for on the prescreening? Their website says nothing about minimum or maximum number of composition/scores to submit. Anything else that you guys know either personally or through the grapevine would be most appreciated.