Son is in 11th grade. Did 9th and 10th in the US, finishing high school in boarding school abroad. Truly excellent trumpeter, both jazz and classical. Was 1st chair Regionals in 9th grade, also made All-State that year, but didn't participate so don't know what chair, because his high school band was touring in Europe during All-State. Has continued to play while studying abroad. While in the US, very good grades in all honors courses and high standardized test scores. Uneven grades abroad due to language barrier, culture shock, and frank adolescent laziness. Can get good recommendations from his two well-known high school jazz band teachers.
He could double major in performance music and possibly a science, but I doubt he'll wind up a professional musician.
He can fly back to the US for a couple of weeks each time, next late September and early December, to audition. We live in CT, so of course UConn is on his list.
Money is tight. We're looking for the best deal he can get, at an academic school with a lot of majors, since he's not sure yet what he wants to study. We're hoping that a decent university will want him for their band, and offer him a scholarship.
How do we start? When do auditions take place? Any advice is welcome.