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 Re: College--Auditions, double majors, etc.
Author: Jacob S 
Date:   2009-01-17 17:34

clarinet977, I think we are in the same boat... I'm a junior thinking about college, torn between biomed and clarinet. I'd just like to add some of my thoughts, maybe different answers will come from it and both of us would be helped even more?

I have been thinking about a double major, but after some people saying they spent 7 years in college, I don't know if I'd be able to handle that. I'm just not well up to date as to how most colleges work (like upgrading from minors to majors). I really like to help people, science classes, and solving problems, so biomedical engineering has been what I turn to. Music, though, is my *passion* as well. I don't think that like other people, I can wake up each day and be excited to solve problems and do science; I wake up excited to play clarinet. Clarinet is what I should go after, obviously, but the catch is that above all I want to have a family and time to spend with my family. I don't want to put down anyone who has chosen a music profession, but the chances of getting a supporting job and then having time away from the job to be with family doesn't seem likely to me...

I like the idea of minoring in music or just taking a few music courses to make the switch, if it happens, a bit smoother. Where does the line between what job will make you happiest and what job will make your life away from your job happiest cross?

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