SARASOTA, FL – For area high school juniors and seniors considering a music degree, local music school Music Compound recently offered a workshop – with live and virtual options – that offered great insight into a student’s potential college path.
The “Navigating Your College Career” workshop addressed: 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 also had the opportunity to meet recent college graduates as well as industry leaders.
Music Compound owner Jenny Compound participated on a panel with other leaders in the field and recent college graduates, including Sarah Glendening, Grace Riordan and Corianne Silvers. Keynote speaker was 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 provide you with the opportunity to do what you love,” said Townsend. “Hopefully, participants in this workshop now 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.”
For more about classes and workshops available at Music Compound, go to musiccompound.com.
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.