So. On Monday, my friend (a violist) heard back from USC (one of the schools at which I auditioned and from which I have yet to receive a response). His letter went something like this:
We thank you for your interest in attending the University of Southern California. However, due to the many qualified applicants and a very limited number of openings, we regret to inform you that we are unable to accept you into our Doctorate of Viola Performance program at this time.
1- Logan is applying for his MASTER'S degree, not his doctorate.
2- Logan did not audition at, nor even apply to, USC.
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