"Students with band and orchestra experience attend college at a rate twice the national average."
— Music Students Mission Statement —
Music Students is a student resource covering career planning, test preparation, music study courses, music schools, music camps, colleges and universities, along with scholarships and grants.
— Attention All Would Be Music Majors —
Being a college music major for many music students can be a daunting task if they are not prepared before hand. I highly recommend that you read and study the following article from MENC and then diligently apply its principles in preparing yourself to being ready for college level music study as a music major. Pay particular attention to the section called "Preparation" which would be done before beginning a college music major program. Here is a link to the article:
What It Takes to Be a Music Major
From: Teaching Music, February 1998, © MENC
MENC: The National Association for Music Education.
Music Schools Directory —
For music students wishing to major in music in a college or university, here is a music schools directory for the United States: www.aboutmusicschools.com.
Here you can find the music schools that you are looking for along with links to their music departments.
Music Students Articles —
Here are several links to eHow.com
for you to view articles that relate to the Music Students Mission Statement.
College and Career Planning Websites —
Summer Music Camps —
Here are links to summer music camps around the United States.
Music Students Recommended Website —
Based in England, musicalchairs.info provides various services for classical musicians worldwide:
Jobs — The world's leading online resource for performance, teaching and administration jobs in classical music.
Courses — Where the world's best young musicians are looking for listings of masterclasses, summer music courses, residential music courses and music camps.
Competitions — Where the world's best young musicians are looking for listings of international competitions and prizes.
Instrument Sales — Where classical musicians worldwide look for musical instruments for sale.
Directories Sales — An invaluable reference tool for the classical musician. There are directories here for:
Orchestra & Opera Houses
Here is a wonderful website that all music majors should get to know. And it has a very easy to remember URL.
This website may have a funny name but here is a serious resource for students and teachers. Produced by a team of graduate students from top universities, Shmoop offers a credible and creative place to learn. It includes a variety of learning guides along with an extensive test prep section for many school subjects (with AP Music coming soon).