Adjustment from High School to Music School -
Anthony McCain is candid about the adjustment from high school to music school. As he says, “One minute you’re applying to schools and graduating from high school, the next minute you’re flying across the country and entering a whole new world. I had trouble realizing where I was. It may sound crazy, but I didn’t feel like I was mentally ‘here’ for the first quarter. I think it had something to do with being away from home for the first time.”
Other challenges McCain faced in his freshman year: prioritizing studying, and organizing his schedule. “In college, no one but you can do these things for you. Using the resources available on campus –– counselors, advisors, deans –– it all really helps.”
McCain’s secret to starting to master the grand juggle of classes, studying, performing, and college life in general? “I’ve learned to treat this college life like a job. It may sound crazy, but if you have this mindset, then it’s not so hard to get things done.”
Anthony McCain – Happy Birthday
A birthday gift from college for his mother!
Read about Anthony McCain’s fundraising challenge: “Building a Music Career…One Cookie at a Time”
Learn more about working on a cruise ship: “Play Music on a Cruise Ship: Is This Your Dream?”
Read more about taking “professional leave” from a music school: Professional Leave for Music Majors – How Will Your School Respond?