As a musician who is getting ready to head off to college, you may start wondering how you’ll be able to stay dedicated to your music once you’re away from home. Well, we have good news for you! Even if you’re not a music major, many universities offer plenty of programs and activities to keep you be involved in music in college.
You don’t always have to be a music major to take a music class. While high-level classes may only be open to students majoring in music, lower level classes may be open to all students. It’s never a bad idea to brush up on your basics! Plus a music class or two may help fulfill some liberal art requirements.
There are plenty of clubs and activities you can join on campus! Are you a trumpet player or drummer? Join the Pep Band! A violinist or cellist? See if there’s a chamber orchestra or theater ensemble you could be a part of. Do you sing? There is probably an acapella group or theater troupe calling your name.
If you consider yourself particularly religious, see if there are groups that perform during services. There may be a small ensemble or choir you could join and kill two birds with one stone — practicing your faith and honing your musical skills.
If your college doesn’t offer any music programs for you to take advantage of, see if you can book a classroom or study room to practice your instrument or singing on your own. If you want to go the extra mile, see if you can start a club or group for you and other musicians on campus to be a part of.
If you’re lucky enough to go to school close to your own music school, go home every other weekend and schedule a lesson with your teacher. This way, you’re still practicing without sacrificing any of your time at college.
At Grace Music School, we aim to foster a love of music that lasts — which is why we offer music lessons in Dix Hills and Kings Park for students of all ages and skill levels. For more information or to schedule a lesson, call us at 631-239-6169 (Fort Salonga) or 631-470-9705 (Melville).