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Contributed by Molly O'Shea Polk on 11/13/2012
Over the past four weeks, Thomas Kline, Director of Music Admission and Preparatory Programs, has been traveling throughout Asia to audition some of the world's top young musicians. The trip was part of the USA Schools of Music tour, which includes Boston University, Oberlin Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and Peabody Conservatory.
Audition locations included Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing. The group heard 420 auditions, from which over 200 students have indicated an interest in applying to Ithaca. The group spent many 12-hour days listening to auditions in order to accommodate an increase in audition numbers, especially in China.