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I think this article is great for anyone wishing to consider an education in music.
...The hardships facing an incoming freshman at a conservatory can fill a book. The biggest probably being how to pay for an education that rarely applies to anything but music. Jason has covered this topic many times and I, after only one year of college, am already in thousands of dollars in debt. This debt leads me to another question – Is it worth it? I say absolutely.
This year, I have learned that music is one of the most powerful art forms, and participation in creating music is incredibly powerful. To have the opportunity to look inside the emotions and thoughts of the composer, interpret them, make them your own, and portray them to the audience is one of the most moving and rewarding parts of my life...