An interview with a professional musician

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What sorts of careers can students expect in the music industry?

I believe the industry is very diverse and that a good degree programme supports that diversity.

At Five Towns College we offer the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in Music Business, Audio Recording Technology, Performance, Composition/Songwriting, Music Theatre, and Music Education. A concentrated education gives you a great set of tools to emerge as an individual in the modern world of the music industry.

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“An education is easily the biggest investment in an individual’s future”

Is there anything you wish you'd known at the beginning of your career?

About 35% more repertoire! Make a practice schedule and stick to it.

What do you think a student should be looking for in a music college?

An education is easily the biggest investment in an individual’s future that a family will often make sacrifices to provide. I believe that students need to recognize that a higher education is not a right, but rather a privilege.

With that said, each student along with their family needs to patiently look in detail at each college they consider:

  • what are the courses of study?
  • are the staff professionally active?
  • degree concentrations
  • resident life
  • student body
  • career service placement
  • etc...

Each student and family needs to find what institution they feel the most comfortable trusting so the student can open his or her mind and learn to their fullest potential.

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