Choices & Decisions

Gap Year for a Music Major?

Are you thinking about taking a gap year as a music major? Unlike other majors, music majors have skill sets that need to be kept current.

Dual Degrees, Double Majors, and Music Minors

Dual degrees, double majors, and music minors…What do these really mean? And what do they entail? For many high school music students, majoring in music, by itself, feels limiting.

Planning on Majoring in Guitar?

If you're considering majoring in guitar, understand that many young guitarists enter college with inadequate preparation, and struggle as a result.

Music Degrees – Reviewing the Options

Choosing among several possible music degrees, considering a conservatory vs. music school vs. music department, as well as whether you'd like to graduate with a BM, BA or BS in music depends on what you want to study, which school might fit your goals best, and what you see yourself pursing after you graduate.

Becoming a Music Therapist

Becoming a music therapist is not as simple as majoring in music and minoring in psychology or vice-versa.

How to Choose a Music School

How do you find the music college you can call home? How to choose a music school, college music department, or university music program, can be a daunting task for the uninitiated.

Tips for Visiting Music Schools

Consider these tips for visiting music schools. Which make sense to visit? There’s nothing like being on campus to get a feel for being student there.

Finding the Right Music Teacher

Beyond soaring tuition and housing costs and limited financial aid, there are the issues of finding the right music teacher and school, getting enough performance opportunities, and balancing studio, rehearsals, and auditions with required coursework.

Which Music School to Accept?

Just when you thought this process would never end — one more thing. Deciding which music school to accept and attend.

A Boarding Arts High School for Music?

Should you consider attending a boarding arts high school for music? If you don’t have a strong music program at your high school or access to an arts high school in your hometown...