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Music Schools that Embrace Contemporary Musicians...Suggestions Requested

kcreativekcreative Posts: 50Registered User Junior Member
edited July 2009 in Music Major
Hi Parents!

My S will graduate high school in 2011. He is a multi-talented musician who plays the French Horn, trumpet, and piano. The latter is his passion. While he enjoys classical music, he relishes composing his own music in the vein of Billy Joel and Elton John. ( In '09 he won the senior musical composition category in North Carolina's state Reflections contest.

He wants to attend a music college and he dreams of Berklee in Boston. (As his parents, we dream of being able to afford it!) Can you please make any other suggestions of schools that embrace contemporary music?

We live in NC and have considered UNC-Greensboro or Appalachian State University but both require auditions with music created before the 1800s!!!!! And it seems these schools are more clearly focused on classical training.

My S has asked me several times what schools he should be considering and I just don't know what to tell him. So CC parents, can you help us?

Thanks!
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