On May 6th, 2008, I was offered admission into the University Of Southern California, in particular the Thornton School Of Music, as a transfer student. My major is to be Music Industry (B.S.) with an emphasis on the technology track. My goal is to become someone who can both write, record, and produce my material; something in the mold of Brian Wilson during the Beach Boys. Perhaps that's a nice way of saying "I wanna be a rockstar!," but my goals have always been to do something in that mold.
Now, theoretically, this major is perfect for what I want to do. It has all the classes that I could want, the faculty is incredibly qualified, the school is great, and being in L.A. is perfect.
Yet did I pick the right major? In other words, it's going to be nice to learn all of this stuff, but, once I graduate, will having a Music Industry degree really mean anything? I realize that networking certainly plays a part, but even with that, is it going to take years and years before I am able to make a good living out of what I want to do?
I suppose, as the semester creeps in, so is reality. In all honesty, I can't see myself doing anything but music; it's just part of who I am and there is nothing else I want to do. But, for my own sake, is it worth perhaps changing my major to business or even going for something like an MBA or JD a few years or so after graduation? I suppose I just want to be sure and make sure that these next 2-3 years will be worth it for my future.