As you know, I study musical theatre at Ohio Northern University. I will be a Junior this upcoming fall semester. The past two years have definitely been a journey. The craziest emotional journey I have ever been on but the most amazing journey as well. I have met so many new people, discovered who I am and have even been lucky enough to meet my wonderful boyfriend. It has all come by so fast that I'm sure the next two years will follow suit.
There is such a thing, like the title of this post suggests, as the "MT Experience" (MT stands for musical theatre). MT is definitely one of the most dynamic majors somebody could choose. We have to focus on three different disciplines within the same major and give each ample time. Yes, we are all strong and weak in different areas but the goal is to put each of the disciplines on an equal playing field. Personally, I have found that I tend to rank myself in these disciplines. My strongest discipline is dance, followed by voice, and acting comes in last. Although I feel like I am still strong in the other areas, my goal is to have them at the same level as dance. We're all striving to be that "Triple Threat", which is probably why all of us are literally "insane". We might all be a little crazy but I have come to love every single person in my MT program (well, mostly everyone).
What I love about my program is that I have met people from all across the country. Some of my best friends here are from California and Texas. We even have some kids from Oregon, North Carolina and New Mexico. On top of that, one of my best friends here is from Australia! How crazy is that? Everyone has such a different and unique story, which has been a joy. Being able to work with these people every day makes everything worth while.