The thought of pursuing a highly competitive major during a struggling economy can be frightening, and probably a bit discouraging. However, there are ways for music students to set themselves apart that will make them more marketable, and in turn, a more valuable asset to any school they are employed.
The easiest way to do this is to be well rounded; don’t waste your elective classes! Sure, taking yoga one semester may be a nice break in your day and be a quality addition to your GPA, but your physical fitness and flexibility coupled with the ability to relax while listening to sounds of the ocean will not aid you in getting a teaching job! (Though, it may be of use AFTER you have a teaching job!) [Read more...]