How to Prepare for Music Competitions

Music competitions are a regular part of life for many students who plan to go to music school and seek a career in music. Three “realities” of music competitions:

Music Theory: Beyond Boredom

There are three common reasons why students feel apprehensive about learning music theory. They are either intimidated by it, they think it will somehow stifle their creativity, or the study of music theory bores them to death.

Why Wait?

A local plumbing and heating truck passed me as I was taking a walk. Its giant-font logo, adorning its right side, screamed “WHY WAIT?” Obviously, the message referred to the small faucet drip that can mutate without warning into a major, expensive plumbing job. But what if the message were read differently? What if “Why wait?” meant “Why act so fast?” No one likes to miss a good opportunity. And often, opportunities must be pounced on before they disappear. But when does it make sense NOT to immediately jump on something the moment it comes across your screen? Sometimes, the