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 Re: College--Auditions, double majors, etc.
Author: pewd 
Date:   2009-01-17 22:07

you have to balance 'passion' with 'reality'.
loving the clarinet is nice, but it is very difficult to pay the bills with a music degree.

in my case, i went for a computer science major - and spent most of my college years living in the music building.

computer science paid the bills, allowed me to retire young, and today i play in a symphony with MRN - and teach clarinet on the side. but i never would have made enough money to raise a family had i majored in music. i often times wonder what my life would have been like today had i done so.

i managed 5-6 hours a day on the clairnet, plus a science major - but it took me 5 1/2 years. i did not major or minor in music ; my minor is in chemistry. i really think i would have been better off today with the music minor. music does teach you a tremendous amount of self discipline, useful in whatever path life leads you down.

a double major is doable, if you want it bad enough. in my case, i spent 20 years in computers, then dumped that for music. so both courses of study served me well. i ended up using both ; i'm still middle aged , no telling what will happen the next 30 years.

if a double major is your goal and passion ; then by all means go for it.
if economic success is a goal - then perhaps a minor in music is more realistic.

good luck! keep us posted on your progress .

*edit: and never learned to spell 'clarinet' apparently :)

- Paul
private teacher - Dallas, Texas


Post Edited (2009-01-17 22:11)

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