SARASOTA, FL – Particularly in a region so rich with arts opportunities, there are a number of students who may be considering future study of or even a career in music. For area high school juniors and seniors who are considering a music degree, local music school Music Compound is offering a workshop – with live and virtual options – that will offer great insight into a student’s potential college path.
On consecutive Saturdays, April 17 from 10 a.m.-noon and April 24 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Navigating Your College Career workshop will address: degree options that are available, such as Classical, Modern and Education as well as best bets for someone interested in working within the industry; audition requirements for each college; audition preparation; networking and follow-up tips; and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet recent college graduates as well as industry leaders.
Music Compound owner Jenny Compound – who attended high school locally, at Cardinal Mooney – will participate on a panel with other leaders in the field. Also scheduled to present is Jill Polk, a Cardinal Mooney (2015) and Belmont University graduate (2019). Polk studied Commercial Voice-Music Business and currently works as a licensing agent for SESAC.
“Too many students don’t understand that you don’t have to be on stage, front and center, to be successful in the music business – the industry offers a variety of careers that pay well and offer you the opportunity to do what you love,” said Townsend. “Hopefully, participants in this workshop will better understand their options – and the best pathways to get there, through their study in college – as they consider how to reach their musical dreams.”
The full schedule for the workshop can be found on Music Compound’s website: musiccompound.com. Cost is $60/both sessions, $40/single session; Music Compound members save $10. Attendance is limited to 30 and CDC guidelines will be followed to ensure participant and presenter safety; virtual option is available as well. Go to musiccompound.com/college or call (941) 379-9100 to register.
About Music Compound
The Music Compound provides an environment to inspire, collaborate and educate children and adults in pursuit of their love of music. The goal is to transform dreams into reality by providing a contemporary and influential environment for musicians of all ages. For more information, visit www.musiccompound.com.