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 Re: College--Auditions, double majors, etc.
Author: Bluesparkle 
Date:   2009-01-16 00:34

I started my college career as a music education major. 2 years in, I changed it to Communications. Just met a lot of other people to whom music came much easier than it does to me, and I didn't want to claw my way through life. They, not me, are the ones who can actually make a living wage in the music world. I enjoy music daily, and am part of a choir, I play handbells, play with the local community orchestra, the alumni band on occasion, and am much more satisfied as a "music lover."

In contrast, I live near Oak Ridge, TN, where the engineering and science community is pretty thick. There's a big difference between the income made by musicians and those made by scientists.

College is a lot more demanding than most high schoolers think, and I'm not just talking about classes. All of a sudden, you are the only one responsible for feeding yourself each and every meal, you have to wash your own underwear (before you run out), wake yourself up, keep your car filled with gas, save money for that gas, there are many social lessons, and daily life lessons that happen in college.

The first couple of years are mostly core courses anyway, no matter what your major.

I say choose the major in which you are most likely to succeed, and enjoy taking a few classes in the other subject. You might find that there is even a third option out there that you don't know about yet.

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