Tomorrow marks the start of the official recruitment travel season for me. As I travel to 20+ different cities this fall, I will be chronicling events, common questions, and words of advice from my travels. I will get to interact with admissions counselors and directors from performing arts programs across the country, so there should be a wealth of information to share. The first stop…Kansas City. This may seem like a strange stop to some, but Kansas City has a growing arts community, not to mention a brand new performing arts center that is amazing. Check it out: http://www.kauffmancenter.org/.
And, in case you didn’t realize it, the father/daughter duo from America’s Got Talent, Shanice Hayes and her father, are from Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts in Kansas City. Kansas City frequently gets overlooked in arts recruitment. It’s a really cool city to visit, too. The Plaza lights at Christmas time are one of my favorite sights of all time. Check out the photos here: http://www.visitkc.com/things-to-do/attractions/plaza-season-lights/index.aspx. They don’t do justice to the beauty of the lights, but at least give you an idea of what they look like. Overall, Kansas City’s a pretty cool place.