Incoming freshman

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  1. zhold67

    zhold67 New Friend

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    Thanks the responses. I am currently taking ap music theory in my high school and have the exam next Monday. So my basic theory knowledge is pretty strong heading in. I plan to work on piano this summer as well. Unfortunately NKU doesn't have a marching band, but a pep band for basketball games and so on. I will definitely be participating in that!
     
  2. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

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    For me "unfortunately" would not have been a negative. I hated marching band - as a matter of fact, had very little of it because of that. BUT . . . for a music education major learning everything about it is a must. I live in a state now where you could go homeless if you are a band director looking for a HS or college job without marching band. The pep band will be good experience, especially if you can grow into being one of its leaders, but find a way when the time comes, to learn as much as you can about marching band. Maybe even looking into summer programs at other schools.

    (Gad, just writing that was a dagger through my heart. :D)
     
  3. AKtrumpet

    AKtrumpet Piano User

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    - Freshman year can be a very disorienting experience, couple that with a heavy workload and it can often be a disaster. Take it relatively easy your first semester and ease into the college experience.

    This is just a general rule and does not apply to everyone. If you feel you have the work ethic, by all means, take on a full course load.

    - Practice your ass off this summer; prepare as much significant repertoire as you can so that you have a "bank" you can pull from when things get stressful for juries/recitals, etc.

    - Practice your ass off on piano before you get to college.

    - Take the advice of your professors, they have been around and, for the most part, know what they're talking about.

    - Try your best to be diplomatic and reasonable in an ensemble context. There WILL be drama. No one wants to work with someone who can never concede.

    - Have some fun, college is about learning how to 'life' too.

    - Everyone's in their own place at their own time.

    - Don't let us performance majors hassle you too much. :cool:

    - Follow your heart. Do what you love. All that mushy stuff.
     
  4. zhold67

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    Thanks for the advice! It is greatly appreciated. From what I've heard, first semester is pretty much the same for every music ed major. I think once school actually starts I won't feel as freaked out about what to expect.
     
  5. gmonady

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    Yep, thanks to the local bars in Ft. Mitchel!:lol:
     
  6. cfkid

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    Wrong side of town. Skyline Bar is almost on campus, unless the closed it. Haven't been out that way in a while. I'll forgive you since you're from the wrong side of the Ohio river.
     
  7. gmonady

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    True, we are on the side of the river with stores that sell shoes!
     
  8. trumpetguy27

    trumpetguy27 Mezzo Piano User

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    But they sell Getzens instead of Adams!!! WTH???:dontknow::thumbdown::noway:
     
  9. cfkid

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    My grandmother used to have a saying about what you can do with a buckeye you can't do with a briar. I can't answer it here, though.
     
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