The years I spent in music school were some of the most challenging, rewarding, and inspiring years of my career so far.
My technique was in the best shape it's ever been, I knew all the rules of augmented sixth chords (I need to brush up on these!), and I felt very connected to the music world and my network of music peers.
In the months following graduation, I realized the crucial need to stay connected to music as I developed my professional career as a church musician, teacher, and arts administrator.
In music school, we're automatically connected; outside of school, we have to work at it. But, the rewards are great.
By staying connected, you'll continue developing your musicianship throughout your career, have access to more opportunities, grow and change with society, and be better prepared to meet the demands of the 21st century music world.
Here are a few ways to stay connected - to music, music-making, and the music world, in general - as a music professional: