Performing and Visual Arts APPLICANTS


Campanile College Counseling provides expert guidance for students entering fields in the performing arts and visual arts.  Collaborating with our large network of professionals in the fields of dance, drama, musical theatre, vocal and musical performance, musical composition, and visual art, Campanile helps students prepare for college programs that require auditions or specialized supplements.

Dr. Stone’s expertise in the arts has been recognized by the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County with an appointment of Commissioner of the Arts for San Mateo County, serving through 2022. In this capacity, Dr. Stone is charged, along with other members of the Commission, with awarding performing and visual arts grants to community organizations, developing arts programming in the County, and serving as a liaison to the arts community.

Dr. Stone was also recently interviewed for the September 2019 issue of DANCE SPIRIT Magazine on college admission for students pursuing BFA and BA degrees in dance.

Campanile students have successfully prepared portfolios and auditions for diverse fields such as choral conducting, graphic arts, game design, architecture, painting, ballet, contemporary dance, musical composition, musical theater, acting, jazz music, vocal music (blues/jazz), classical music, and many more fields including film making and directing and screen writing.

Our students have been admitted to excellent programs in the arts including

CMU School of Drama, NYU Tisch, Berklee College of Music, Northwestern Theatre, Northwestern Bienan School of Music, Brown University, Stanford, Columbia, USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC Dramatic Arts, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, Loyola Marymount, Point Park, Shenandoah University, Indiana University Theatre, University of Michigan Musical Theatre, Manhattan School of Music, USC Thornton, Oberlin Conservatory, Barnard, Peabody Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Pratt, Parsons, Rhode Island School of Design, Columbia College Chicago, Rochester Institute of Technology, Newhouse School at Syracuse, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Syracuse University School of Architecture, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and many others.

Our students find much success in the arts post-graduation as well! Former students, for example, have appeared in Bridges of Madison County at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, worked as Assistant Choreographer for A Walk on the Moon, a world-premiere musical at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, and produced a film recently shown at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival.

UPCOMING: Sunday NOVEMBER 10, 2019 Musical Theatre MASTER CLASS sponsored by Campanile with Broadway Performer and American Idol star JUSTIN GUARINI. Registration to be announced soon. Location: San Mateo Performing Arts Center, San Mateo CA.

Musical theatre students participated in an audition workshop October 30, 2016 in San Mateo organized by Campanile with Chris Andersson, Director of Admission at NYU Tisch, and Jody Gelb, National Tour, Wicked.


Campanile’s in-house videographer assists students in the creation of their artistic supplements that are often required for performing artists. Please inquire for fees for filming and/or editing with existing footage.