How I Got All A’s My First Semester of College

Spring semester starts tomorrow and I thought I'd reflect on last semester in order to prepare for this one. Not going to lie, I'm pretty proud of myself. I managed to pull off A's in all seven of my classes (albeit two of them were technically an "A-", but that's fine by me). However, I …

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10 Things to Look for When Choosing a Music Program

1)  Performance Opportunities Does the program include undergraduate and graduate studies? If so, are graduate students the only ones who get the big performance opportunities? Look for a program that can offer you the chance to perform in ensembles (e.g. orchestra, band, or choir) as well as the chance to perform solo. Both ensemble and …

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Is a Music Degree a Waste of Time?

The answer is yes and no. It all depends on what kind of musician you're trying to be and how you plan on getting there. For example, I'm pretty sure Eminem and Taylor Swift wouldn't benefit very much from having a B.A. or B.M. in music because of the style of music they write (i.e. …

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Welcome to College Classical!

Welcome to my blog about life as a college music major! College Classical will be the place where I share my personal experiences as well as anything and everything pertaining to college and music- such as advice on the college search, auditioning, preparing for college, handling the work load, and building confidence in your abilities …

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