If you haven't done much transcribing, it can seem daunting, particularly if you're still developing your knowledge of theory and your ability to read music.
What kinds of careers can popular music majors hope to attain? David Fish, Catawba's music department chair, sees success in popular music as having a lot to do with creating your own opportunities.
Music therapy is the use of music by a trained and qualified music therapist to achieve non-music goals. It is a recognized health profession in which music is used to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of clients as assessed by a degreed- and board-certified professional.
No two music schools offer the same exact programs, nor do they name their music major areas of study the same way. You're apt to find out that, as an undergraduate, you can study what you are most interested in at some schools but not at others. You're also likely to find that some schools cluster certain music majors together and house them under a specific department.
This singer/songwriter at USC Thornton School of Music offers tips she's learning for a career in writing, arranging, and composing...
Looking for creative ways to pay for music school, summer music programs, transportation to auditions, even some of your college expenses?
Concerned that your music school-bound student's career goals are still up in the air? Wondering if they're making a mistake by going to music school? Here are 5 suggestions that should set your mind at ease.