My son is a sophomore. He’s been doing some reflection and heavily leaning towards a degree in music education. He would like a college where he can take some music production courses as well.
I’m doing some preliminary research and some colleges require auditions for that major with varying requirements. Of course he is too young to have any colleges narrowed in yet. However, we have only 2 summers to really prep him for auditions if this is his path so I would like input on where to focus for potential music education audition versus performance/MT.
So far he’s done…
6 years of choir and musicals
Weekly voice lessons started this year (year round)
5 years of band (he is one of their top flute players)
He knows a bit of guitar and had about a dozen random lessons through the years and practices at home almost daily.
He only did piano for a year or two when much younger but had some understanding of fundamentals.
He’s taking AP Music Theory next year
He wants to continue voice lessons which is fine. He also wants to take guitar and flute lessons. I thought adding in some piano again would be helpful.
The kid wants to do it all but on top of school, working a job on weekends, plus required weight lifting for track and football, there’s only so much time in a week.
Recommendations on where should he focus for future lessons? Mom isn’t made of money but I want him to be prepared as well to give him the best chances.