Here's my advice as a band director.... 1. Have her pick from three levels of schools to apply to and audition at. Pick a dream school, a realistic school, and a back-up school. 2. Have her major in performance and then do a fifth year master's in music education. By doing that, she gets another semester of lessons and will leave school with a master's degree. Here in Alabama, that means you start out making $41,000 instead of $36,000. Besides, most undergrad music ed programs stretch out to five years anyway.