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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...

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,...

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...

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...

The Transition to College Level Study

This is an article from the original Horn Notes Blog, first posted on 10/10/06. I was looking recently in the website of my ASU oboe...

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...

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 Horn Study Next Year?

Be sure to apply early. One thing I have seen is a percentage of applicants really don’t have much developed in terms of plan...

My Junior and Senior Recitals

A pair of tapes I was anxious to hear as part of my ongoing cassette tape conversion project were the tapes of my junior...

Considering the “Backup” Career while Studying Music

A second career. For over a dozen years now, I have been a freelance web developer. It has had its up and downs, but in...