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Consider Studying Music Education or Music Therapy

Looking for a music degree with near 100% job placement? For those out there that are considering schools or advising students, music education and...

Thinking about Grad School? Think about your Music Theory Classes Now

Back on 4/14/05 I put up a short post on my original HTML blog about theory classes. As we are in the midst of...

Dream Big, Think Small

In regard to a previous post - "Dreams and Goals; Music Performance and Music Education" - I have gotten some feedback though private emails,...

The Pottag Preparatory Melodies [Update: with related PDF download]

One classic publication I have come back to recently is Preparatory Melodies to Solo Work for French Horn edited by Max P. Pottag. This...

The Community College Alternative

At The Business of Music, Rose French makes a strong argument for instrumentalists to consider a music education degree over a performance degree. What most...

A Fingering Chart for Single F, Double, and Single B-flat Horns

I know from the blog stats that people are looking for fingering charts for the horn. Typically horn fingering charts are somewhat confusing as they...

Dreams and Goals; Music Performance and Music Education

Note: this article is a follow-up to "The Community College Alternative" which stimulated quite a few comments. My own follow-up comment became a bit...

Auditioning for a Music School?

Auditions are rolling and with that I have a couple tips for people with auditions coming up. The first tip is to actually prepare your...

I’m in Music Education – Why Do I Need to Know...

The sentiment behind the question presented in the title is that only performance majors pursuing a career in orchestral playing need to worry about...

The Double Major, Music Education and Performance

One question that comes up pretty frequently is the topic of being a double major in college, especially the topic of being a double...