Right now I’m a freshman majoring in Folklore and Ethnomusicology (a pretty useless major, I know) but I might possibly be interested in switching to Music Performance (yet another non-useful major but slightly more useful than Folklore). They won’t let me talk to a music advisor ‘cause I’m not a music major and my A&S advisor can’t help me. However, she wants me to make this decision now because of different requirements, yadda yadda….
Without a doubt, music is my number one passion but is that enough to get a decent career out of it? It’s supposed to be very competitive, especially as a flute player. And the Jacobs School of Music is pretty prestigious and I’m kinda intimidated by it. I love the idea of going into film music or a professional pit orchestra but I really don’t know how realistic that is. I would also really like working in Ireland but I have no idea what that would entail.
Many of my family members are encouraging me to switch my major and my flute teacher thinks I can get into the School if I auditioned. Any music majors out there have any advice for me?