Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - March/April 2013 - (Page 21)

Music in College Students who are advanced both musically and academically have several options to consider when it’s time for college. They might choose a double-degree program offered by a university and conservatory, major in music at an academic university, enroll full-time in a conservatory, or pursue music as an extracurricular activity. We asked students who chose the latter two options to share their experiences. Despite the differences in their programs, they both found that music could take them around the world and open doors to a future they’d never considered. Musical immersion at Peabody W by frances Yu hen I was in fifth grade, my class was introduced to band instruments, and we were told to pick one to play. Trombone was my second choice after saxophone (which my brother played, and of course I wanted to be just like him), and I only wrote it down because my best friend did. Fortunately, I got my second choice and fell in love with the trombone. As I got older and started thinking about college, I knew I wanted to study music. The hard part was figuring out where to apply. After doing a lot of research on different music programs, I applied to a mix VECtoRStoCk two Perspectives of conservatories and universities, seven schools in all. When I was accepted to the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the decision to attend was immediate and obvious: I knew that Peabody would provide an environment where I would be pushed to keep improving. The only real music training I had before coming to Peabody was through my school band class and the school orchestra, so I was scared at first. But I knew that I needed to take this big step if I were going to attain a career as an orchestral trombone player.  One of the best things about attending a conservatory is that there imagine 21

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - March/April 2013

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - March/April 2013
Big Picture
In My Own Words
Music to My Ears
Together as One
Circle of Inspiration
Six Strings and a Dream
In Pursuit of Joy
Jazz Studies, Improvised
Music in College
From the Great Wall to the Golden Gate
Sines and Wonders
Selected Opportunities & Resources
My Journey Through the College Admissions Process
How It Feels to Run
Off the Shelf
Word Wise
Exploring Career Options
One Step Ahead
Planning Ahead for College
Students Review
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - March/April 2013