Welcome to episode 45 of the LJS Podcast where today we are asking the question: Should I go to college for jazz? You may be a student in college or considering going to school for jazz. Or you may be a hobbyist interested in becoming a part-time student and furthering your jazz education. Regardless, this is an important topic to cover. Listen in!
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In this episode
- Should I go to college for jazz? Consider the pros and cons:
- Consider the finances. Will you be able to pay off your loans with the amount of money you expect to make when you get out?
- Consider the faculty. Are you going to a school where you will get good face time with the teachers?
- Consider the connections. Will the college and its environment provide you with an assortment of musical opportunities?
- College can be a great way to build community and network with other students.
- Consider your learning style. Do you thrive in a structured environment, and need that for motivation? If so, a college may be a good place for you.
- If your goal is to make a career from music, know that the degree will not guarantee you success.
- What Brent and Josiah wish they would have known before going to college for jazz.
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