I was the first in my family to graduate from college. I had no idea about the importance of assembling my music life team nor about social networking. I had everything under control as an undergrad, or so I thought, until it hit me that I didn’t know how to network in the classroom. I excelled in in a lot of ways and my experiences are the foundation for who I am as a professional today.
Even if you end up deciding not to pursue a career in music, the transferable music skills you’ll gain as a music major will provide you with the background necessary to enter many other fields as well as graduate programs:
This music major's job offer created a dilemma for him. What would you do if you were offered a job in your field before you finished your degree?
Internationally-renowned jazz composer and conductor Maria Schneider provides reassurance and inspiration as she talks about the ebb and flow of creativity in her own work.
The hurried, stressful life of some musicians is antithetical to making beautiful music. As a trained classical singer and designated Linklater theater voice teacher, I know from personal experience that we are not at our best when we are stressed.
Maria Schneider guides students who want to become composers through some of the challenges of the profession.
Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor, Maria Schneider, shares insights and advice to inspire musicians as she urges music students to remember, when the going gets rough, what drew them to want to be a musician in the first place.
If you're a music major who gets an offer to perform that requires you to take a professional leave from school for a semester or longer, what do you do? How does the music school you worked so hard to get in to respond? What happens to your financial aid, including scholarship(s)?
Hisham Dahud applies his background in music to the ten best-known Gandi one-liners about how to “do” life. The result is a handy list of timeless jewels set to the tune of music business.
My name is Jennie Dorris, and I'm a musician AND a writer. It used to feel like a confession. Being a dual artist is the very reason I've been successful in my career.
By Sara Goodman – I was sitting in my elementary/middle school methods class during junior year one morning in early February, 2010. Our professor was explaining to us the current job market. He told us flat out that there were no music education jobs in our state and to have a backup plan. For the past three months, I had already been thinking about joining the Peace Corps. One of my swim teammates from my high school was serving in Madagascar, and I was following her blog. My professor’s statement was the impetus for me to go ahead and start
Michael D. Frederick, director of Alexander Technique Workshops International and a senior teacher of the Alexander Technique, teaches musicians how to perform with less stress to reduce performance injuries.