My inaugural blog posting was inspired by Jeff Beal’s recent article “Is Someone You Love Going to College? Their Success Depends on Three Words.” His valuable insights caused me to ponder how these suggestions could be applied to the freshman music major. As I enter year #11 of college teaching here is the best advice that I have to offer.
You have arrived to college. Now what? Remember, you are never alone in the journey that is ahead. You will have many resources at your disposal in order to make the journey a fruitful endeavor. Applied lessons are an integral part of your training as a future musician and educator. These guidelines are intended to provide strategies towards an easy, fun, and productive transition.
Success in college can be simplified into three components: