Canadian Musician - January / February - Page 54

Jacquie Neville of The Balconies Colleges, Universities & Other Formal Institutions As a college instructor myself, I have seen the advantages and disadvantages of these programs. People often enroll right after high school, still unsure of their specific career path. Dan Hand of Black Lamb Music attended Oshawa, ON’s Durham College for music business management. “Going to one place to get a primer on [the whole indus- try] before stepping foot into the real world, you can’t knock that,” he says of his three-year program. Dedicate time to research the speakers and topics at music conferences to determine which ones are most relevant to your pre-established goals. Many students are not prepared for the discipline and dedication required to excel and often drop out after the first semester. One of the biggest myths when it comes to these programs is that you’ll land a job in your field with that framed piece of paper. Before investing in such a program, potential student []\Z[HZ\\Y\[[[HH\HوYH][]\[K'H[YX\H]\]^Hۈ[ ][H\Y][[ۈH\\X[Y[Y[Y]\X\]H\۸&][]\Y\] 8'H^\[ X[Y\XZHY[[ۙ[][[M8(SQPSHHPPS\Hܘ[\[B\H^[]H[\HKBYۙY\\H[H܈B\Y\[HXYXY[B^\Y[Y[Xܜ[ܙKBݙ\H[Xܜ[BܙX]Y[ܜ\Y\Y\[B\܈][[\Y\ˈ\\™\Yۈ[HXXZBX[[\Y [X\[\H\H[[[˂'H\ۜ\HܙX]X]\B^H]Y[HH\Xق\Z[H[[Y[H[B\[H[ۈ\8'B^\[ [[\[[[B\^H][[ۙ\\X]HۈHܘ[\˂X[][Y[ٚ[\™܈\ܘYX]\\[X\B^HYHY[[[HXX[Bܚ[HY[^HYYY '[HH^WHܘ[H\B[\HX]H[H]\Xš[\H8)H\XHXZBYۛX[ۜ[Y[]]H\Y]\[K8'B^\[ \H\H[\\\H[H[YY]H[XBܜ\]Y\[ۜX]B\X[[K܈[H[[X[ٙX\܈\ۈYܙHܘ[\ˈ]Y\[ۜۋBY\]\HY[\\Y[]XY[YZ܈[YHٙ܈Y^\’ۙ\Hܘ[O›X[H\وY]ܚ\B^XY]\HHXX B\&HܙY[X[]]H\ܘYۙHۈ\H\B[\\[ۜ\H\BX]]Y\[]Y[\YY\¸'\ܘ[HYHو][8'H^\[ 8'\B\HXܙX[]]][H]\\[HB[[[ZX]HٙYB\x)]\ۋ]KBܛ[Y[\^\Y[K'B[SX\[ B[\]Y[x&\HH[\\\\˜[HH]\[]H܂[KHXZ܈Y[YHœ[[X\[\[]ۙ[]8&\[Y\XY Y[x&\B[Z]Y[\[B܈X\\[H]ۙۙH[H[XZH[K]8&\œ[\HܙX]HH][HقXܘ[]\X][\KB\]]Y\ۈ[YBX[Y[Y[[\\[K][]\X[B\Y\\[[\XY[XY^[\8$\H\B[ؘXH[[H][\Z\\H[YHY[] ۜY\]\[ܜB]H\][YHوX\[[ž[\]\Y^H][KX^XB[H\H][^H MHZ[B]\YܙHܚ[H[ܛ[XYH܈ Z[]\]HX[\]\X[\\HܙX]]B[\Z[Y[x&\HY[[]Y\Hۙ^Hقܚ܈[Y\Y]8&\™X\HH[\][ۋ]8&\[˜[[[YX\\HX\][X[ ]Z[XB[܈[\[ۈH[[\[\][[H\[H˜[ۙ[[[\ܛ \š\HY]HXX^HY[΂ܚ[X\HH[[[[H\[H\K܈^[\KY[H[œXܙHۙ[\[\B\]8&[ZH[H]\Nܚ]H\Xܚ]H]\XXBXH]]\X[][\[X]\܈\HH\[ۋB\ X\]]Y[ٝ\BY[ۛ[H]ܚX[ ]˂[H[YYZ܈[۝˜Y[X]Y]XX[[BYY[[ܙX]HBX\Y[Y[[HXX[\[ˈ\]H[\[YKB[HۈHY[\\\[[x&[H[X^Y]Hܙ\ž[x&]HXYKY[ܜ\[[HY[܈[Y[B[ܙYXH[[ZY][]]YY&]K8']]\[HBوH[YK8'H^\[XB\[ ]\X]XXٙX\][\[[\Y\ܝ\ۋB\[ˈ8'[H[H[ܙB^[[\X[[B^HYZ\H]YXK'B][H\[\H\[ B[[[]H܈ٙYH܂][ۈ]Y[ۙH܂HYYYY][]]\XۋB\[K]8&\[\ܝ[][B]HYHܝوۛX[ۈH\ۈ][x&\