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Audition Advice

Audition Advice

Almost all music schools admit instrumentalists and vocalists through a live audition process during which all applicants perform for a panel of judges. The panel is usually composed of faculty members for the student’s instrument and sometimes department chairs. For...
Top Dual-Degree Music Programs in the U.S.

Top Dual-Degree Music Programs in the U.S.

For musically gifted students with an excellent academic background, choosing whether to attend a college or a conservatory can seem like an impossible task. Fortunately, with many top schools offering dual-degree programs in music, students have the option to attend...
Picking a Music School

Picking a Music School

Students aiming to attend music schools may find that choosing which schools to apply to and audition for is one of the most difficult parts of the application process. Compared to regular four-year colleges and universities, there are additional factors that must be...
Building a Successful Music Supplement

Building a Successful Music Supplement

As you complete the college application process, you may encounter some schools that allow you to submit supplemental application materials. If you are an exceptionally talented musician, can demonstrate your long-term commitment to music, or have musical...
Benefits of Dedicating Yourself to a Music Hook

Benefits of Dedicating Yourself to a Music Hook

Here at Command Education, a question we often get from parents whose students take music lessons is whether playing an instrument will boost their chances of admissions to a top university. Students who commit to playing music (practicing daily, playing in school...