September 25, 2013 at 3:00 AMTonight I went to another event about music majors for college! The speakers there (Mr. Jastrow from last night was there as well) talked about general things about music and colleges, and how music helps in every respect, and they also explained that there are lots of options! I already knew that, but I took careful notes over things I should be working on now so I can prepare for college. (And I know I've seen a number of college-related articles here on violinist.com, so thank you for writing those and please continue!)
Afterwards, my Music Theory teacher from last year told me about composition teachers, as did Mr. Jastrow, who I spoke to as well. Mr. Jastrow also helped divide a fear of money from right out of college, saying how great film composers usually had to go into commercials first, and then gradually move up into film. So it's a continued wait-and-see, but I'll want to start thinking about everything I want to do for college. Tonight was a really fun and eye-opening night, and there's another event on Saturday at Navy Pier that I may go to, so... yeah. Fun stuff. :)
Unrelated to the above, I've been thinking of getting a small orchestra together to play "Midwinter's Night", a composition I wrote, for this year's Prism concert (our annual Christmastime concert). If we don't play my grand symphony during Pops (I can only dream), this would be as close as I can get to playing in an actual orchestra with my music. :)
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