A few years back I asked myself the same question, “How do I become a music major?” It’s a bit of an odd question when you think about it. Music is one of the most respected professions in the entire world. It seems that a high percentage of people in the music industry have been deeply into music their whole lives. They’re often referred to as “pros” or “inspiring”, because of the hard work they put into their craft.
You may be wondering how someone can spend half their life within the music industry. And what’s even more mystifying is how someone could reach a certain level of stardom and still not know how to capitalize on their creativity. Everyone has their own method of getting to the top. Some pursue the conventional route such as taking up classical lessons and getting a degree in music. Others decide to go the non-conventional route such as creating homemade music. It’s completely up to you how you choose to make your way to the major leagues of the music business.
Now you might wonder how someone could pursue a career without ever seeing a note of the instrument, much less pick it up and start playing. Well, I’d say it’s pretty simple. Most major label, unsigned or semi unsigned musicians get discovered by way of their talent, or unique sound. Musicians like to play loud. The music industry loves loud music and all things related to rock are highly regarded within the industry. Playing loud creates a vibration that is heard throughout the venue and even throughout the massive arenas that fill up during live performances.
So, if you have what it takes to create a powerful vibration, how do you become a music major? Well, it’s pretty simple actually. Just getting recognized by the right people in the music industry is the big hurdle most aspiring musicians face. If you think you have what it takes to play in the majors, the next step is to learn from some of the more successful individuals in the field. Some of the individuals who can help you along the way are:
– If you want to be an extremely successful music major then you should definitely take lessons from a well known and respected music professor. There are many music professors throughout the country, but you can take courses at the University of North Texas or The Recording Connection. Professors will show you everything they know about the music industry, teach you technical and artistic aspects, as well as give you industry insider information that you can never get anywhere else.
– You should attend and undergo a music internship. Internships allow you to network with industry insiders and artists alike. This can greatly help you build contacts within the music industry as well as find jobs. Not only do you get to meet successful musicians, you also learn everything you need to know about the music industry.
– If you have what it takes and are interested in playing music in the majors, you should attend a four-year university. The reason why you should go to a four-year school is because it will give you the chance to gain more industry exposure and build connections that can help you in your future career. These connections can come in handy when applying for scholarships and performing well at your college. While playing in the minors is a great experience, it will not directly translate into a successful career. It is necessary to attend a top music university to receive the highest professional degree available. Majors schools offer more advanced degrees that focus on the music industry.
As you can see, playing in the minors is not a great option for many individuals. If you have what it takes to be successful in the industry, however, it is an excellent way to learn everything you need to know to be successful in your career and in your personal life. Make sure to take a look at all of your options and find the one that is right for you by studying music history and studying the business side of the music industry. When you do this, you will likely be very surprised by the options that lie ahead of you.