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Offline jimf

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Could you help me?
« on: March 15, 2014, 08:37:06 PM »
Hi again! For quite many years I have been considering becoming a conductor... I am currently 18 years old and I have my piano diploma and my harmony, theory and counterpoint degree... Do you think I could first study something else, e.g. Physics and then study to become a conductor?
Thanks in advance,
Jim

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Re: Could you help me?
«Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 09:27:55 PM »
I'd do the other way around; First study conducting, and then physics.
The reason is that music is a competitive business, and your age might matter at your entrance exam.
Physics is different. It doesn't matter if you're older. In some cases it's even better.

But talk to the conducting teacher of the school you plan to apply to. Don't say that you will study physics afterwards, just ask about the entrance exams.

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Re: Could you help me?
«Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 01:24:56 PM »
Thanks, but don't you think I could achieve becoming an orchestra conductor after getting another degree? I ask because I cannot apply to a music university this year...