So, who else out there is on the college-shopping circuit? I'm applying to five schools this year. Peabody: Sent a tape in on December 1. Still waiting for results. Indiana University: Auditioned on January 14 and was accepted, presumably to study with Bruce Bransby. Boston University: Friday, February 17. I don't know a lot about this school, but I've heard really great things. I'm hoping to get into Ed Barker's studio. Curtis Institute of Music: Saturday, February 25. Yeah, I know... Rice University: Yet to be scheduled. I sent a DVD a long time ago, and I'm supposed to hear back some time soon as to whether I get to go to the live audition.