What type of music school is right for you? Conservatories, music colleges, music schools, music departments. How do you find the best fit?
When I look back on my experience majoring in music at a liberal arts college, I feel grateful for what I learned, what I experienced, and who I met.
If you're considering majoring in guitar, understand that many young guitarists enter college with inadequate preparation, and struggle as a result.
Choosing among several possible music degrees, considering a conservatory vs. music school vs. music department, as well as whether you'd like to graduate with a BM, BA or BS in music depends on what you want to study, which school might fit your goals best, and what you see yourself pursing after you graduate.
Want to save yourself time, money and aggravation before visiting music schools? Here are 10 great tips to investigate before ever heading out the door.
Becoming a music therapist is not as simple as majoring in music and minoring in psychology or vice-versa.
There's good news about going to college for a music degree. A national survey found most graduates are likely to find jobs after graduation and use their education and training in their occupation.
How do you choose a music school you can call home? How to choose a music school, college music department, or university music program, can be a daunting task for the uninitiated.
Consider these tips for visiting music schools. Which make sense to visit? There’s nothing like being on campus to get a feel for being student there.
Beyond soaring tuition and housing costs and limited financial aid, there are the issues of finding the right music teacher and school, getting enough performance opportunities, and balancing studio, rehearsals, and auditions with required coursework.
Are you a high school senior (or parent of one) who has the good fortune of being accepted by more than one music school?
If you need help convincing your parents (or anyone else in your life) that majoring in music is a worthy goal, here are several suggestions to help you out:
Just when you thought this process would never end –– one more thing. Deciding which music school to accept and attend.
Should you consider attending a boarding arts high school for music? If you don’t have a strong music program at your high school or access to an arts high school in your hometown...
Majoring in music is not for everyone. Even the application process is a bigger time commitment than your friends planning to major in other areas will experience. Here are three things to consider before applying along with tips for now that will help you in December. And in February, when you are still applying to schools!
It’s possible to major in music even if you’ve gotten a late start and don’t have years of training and performances under your belt.
What can you do with a music degree? Teaching and performing are just the tip of the iceberg. The following is a list of some of the many jobs and career areas that music majors can pursue after graduation.
As you make a decision to major in music, you will want to have most, if not all, of the following skills and experiences under your belt by the time you apply to music schools.
The field of music therapy has grown significantly as a result of its positive impact with depression, substance abuse, and many other life challenges.
In many ways, now is the best time to be a musician. Thanks to social media and the internet, you have access to an audience that artists only dreamed of a mere 5 years ago; you have the same distribution channels as the megastars; and you’re not dependent on major media outlets for validation... you can leverage your own social media!