I'm writing a story where a senior in high school (female) is absolutely intent on a broadway career. She has the talent to do it, but she wants the formal training of a university degree, too. She'll be graduating in 2012, so she'd need to attend the March auditions (at least, that's when the two websites below talk about auditions).
I was going to have her going to the Juilliard School, when I looked on the website, and... it looks like the only vocal training they offer is for opera singers, which won't do.
1) am I mistaken on this, and Juilliard does offer theatrical vocal training, and I missed it somewhere?
2) I've looked through the website for NYU Tisch, and found the musical theatre department under the Drama section (I've heard it's highly regarded). Can anyone tell me what the top-tier colleges that train in this sort of thing are?
(I don't live in the US, so there's no local resources for me on this)
searched: the Juilliard school and NYU and Tisch websites. Tried a google search for usa+performing arts+college and got the internet equivalent of a garbage hand in poker.