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What are some easy music schools to get into?
I'm interested in pursuing a career as a professional tuba player, my goal is to be in a major symphony or quintet, but I wouldn't mind being a private teacher or maybe even a high school teacher, that's a more realistic goal for me. I'm looking at music schools, and I'm not sure which ones I could get into based on my playing. I have good SAT scores and a good GPA, so I'm also looking at good academic schools.
I'm a senior, and I've been playing tuba since freshman year without a teacher, but I played trombone before then for three years. Last year I wasn't good enough to get into the region band for my area, so that probably cuts out a lot of schools for me. I have pretty good tone, but my facility and range needs some work. My band director told me to prepare Divertimento for Tuba and Concert Band by Dan Adams for the spring, if that gives any indication of my ability.
Currently I have these schools on my list:
Northwestern Bienen School of Music
USC Thornton School of Music
Gettysburg Sunderman Conservatory
Would these schools be too much of a reach for me? What are some schools that I could get into for music?