MajoringInMusic.com provides tools and guidance to help pre-college students consider options to major, minor, double major with music as well as other ways to stay involved with music after high school. 
Transfer students and current college students will also find excellent academic and career support on MajoringInMusic.com. 
This website 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, guardians, music teachers, and college and guidance counselors to support students passionate about music in gaining the information they need and want.

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Principal Bios

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.