Over the weekend I flew up to Ohio to do a campus visit of Baldwin-Wallace College. I was supposed to audition and have a lesson, but that fell through since I couldn't play since I injured my hand. Instead we just talked for those two time slots.
One of the things I talked about with the professor was what I do with my degrees once I graduate, both undergrad and grad. He said he always encourages his students, especially his performance majors to think outside of the box and not automatically go to symphonies, partially because they're just getting so "old" (they're like an art museum - always good to have around, will never go out, but need something more), but moreso because the competition is so high that if you are lucky enough to finally get a position, you will almost be guaranteed to be unhappy. He always tries to help his students figure something else out to do with a performance degree and still earn a livlihood.
What are some things you can think of?
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