Students Thinking about Majoring in Music?Barbra Weidlein
Do you have a student who loves music so much that they can’t imagine doing anything else with their life?
If you’re a music teacher, you can surely relate. If you’re a parent, however, this may worry you. And if so, you’re not alone.
Majoring in music is a commitment of passion. It’s extremely hard work on a non-linear path. And it’s definitely the right choice for anyone who can’t imagine doing anything else. Only then will the extraordinary effort needed to become a music major and a music professional make sense. Music teachers: you know what we’re talking about!
MajoringInMusic.com’s mission is to help students figure out whether majoring in music is the right path to pursue. And if so, what they need to know to move forward. It’s also filled with information about careers in music and what it takes to sustain them.
We know that music teachers wear many hats. www.majoringInMusic.com is a resource to save you time and energy when parents and students ask for your help: about choosing schools to apply to; about auditions; about having double majors; – and much more. Over 60 music schools in the U.S. and abroad offer key information to make it easy for students to determine whether they’re a good fit. And a substantial, up-to-date list of summer music camps and programs provides many choices for advancing one’s music and preparing for auditions. A page full of scholarships for music students along with links to federal financial aid and international student aid saves an enormous amount of research on the part of students and parents. And for students who think they want to follow in their marching band director’s footsteps –– there’s an article about what it takes to become a marching band director.
Parents who are leery of their offspring choosing music as their focus will find many of their concerns addressed in a section of articles for parents, teachers, and counselors. They’ll also learn about the transferable skills that a college-level music education provides regardless of whether students end up working in music.
MajoringInMusic.com invites your questions and comments and encourages you to share the website with anyone who will benefit from learning more about careers in music and how to attain them.