MajoringInMusic.com provides tools and guidance to empower well-informed decisions and choices about studying music on the college level and establishing a viable career in music.
MajoringInMusic.com was created to level the playing field by providing the essential information needed by any student with an interest in any area of music. We believe that every student deserves accessibility to the same high quality information.
MajoringInMusic.com is also designed for parents, music teachers, and college and guidance counselors. The website provides easy access to key information about music schools, music careers, and summer music programs.

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Barbra Weidlein is co-founder and director of MajoringInMusic.com. Created in 2011, the website provides free accessibility to high quality, objective information for all students interested in pursuing any area of music. It offers everything her son, now a professional musician and producer, would have benefited from when he was still in high school and thinking about majoring in music. Barbra has worked in educational publishing for most of her career in addition to working as a college counselor and consultant, educational writer, and adult education instructor. Her background includes BA and MS degrees in psychology and human development, support for high school music programs, and many years of piano study and women’s choral singing.

Jim Weidlein founded Information Design, an educational publishing company, in 1986. The company produces print and online magazines and books in diverse fields including Native American education, environmental health, solar energy, and United Kingdom investing. Though he finally handed down his clarinet to his son, Jim’s interest in world music still has him playing an assortment of international flutes. As the parent of a former music major and current professional, he is inspired to apply his publishing expertise to MajoringInMusic.com.