I was pretty demoralized after that, but today, after sleeping on it, I've realized something important. All those years in community theater may have done me a disservice. As with all my years and years of choral experience, no one ever told me I was doing it wrong or tried to give me any advice, so I kept doing the same things, year after year. Now I've got a coupla decades' worth of bad habits that I need to unlearn. (This realization is SO apropos of my Alexander Technique class!) Now that I know that it needs to happen, though, it can happen. (Because of course I can't fix a problem I don't know about.)
If I don't get into the class, I have a few excellent training options in town. If I do get into it, I can look forward to a semester of being taken apart and, hopefully, being put back together again but better. If my voice lesson experience is any indication, it'll be excruciating at times and there will almost certainly be tears of frustration, but this professor has SO much to teach that it would be well worth it.