The Truth About Being A Music Major
Politics and Activism

The Truth About Being A Music Major

It's not all happy melodies.

168
Deviant Art

The beginning of my semester was really rough. As a music major, I've always had a crazy schedule. But man this first week of school was a whole new realm. My semester schedule changed probably about 10 times and I did not have an official schedule until the Thursday (yes, THURSDAY) of the first week of school. I'll probably be at school for 20 hours a week, and that doesn't even include meetings, recital hours, and practicing.

Being a music major just kind of sucks sometimes. It eats up all of your time. It isn't unlikely to be at school from eight in the morning until five in the afternoon. If you have any free time, you're doing something wrong. You have to spend that time practicing or studying or finishing assignments. Don't even get me started on trying to find a job.

It is like we can't have our own lives. Sure, I go out with friends...to concerts or performances we have to attend. I need to make money and have a job, but it's practically impossible with my schedule. And let's not forget sleep has to fit in there somewhere. Oh, and eating is important.

I mean really there is so much work involved in being a music major. I don't understand why people STILL think we just play music and that it's an easy degree. Music majors are the first to arrive on campus and the last to leave. Our "easy" degree requires hours of practicing and studying. It's also super competitive.

It doesn't even seem worth it half the time. I'm so tired of not being able to find a job or practicing two hours a day and still not feeling prepared. I'm tired of altering my schedule to fit rehearsals and extra meetings. I could've done something that didn't leave me so stressed and frustrated. I could've found a degree or profession that didn't claim all of my time. But, I didn't. I chose music.

I chose music because I love it. I love everything about it. I love to learn about it and play it and listen to it. Even in the little free time I get, I find myself still working on my music. I can't wait until the day I get to go out and practice my degree. Although the major doesn't feel worth it right now, I know it will be. Doing what I get to love every single day is going to be the most rewarding experience. I'm going to get a paycheck for doing my favorite thing in this world, that's insane!

So, I guess I can deal with this hectic schedule a little longer. Maybe I can't find any free time, but at least my time is being spent working on something I love to do.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Swoon

I Started Dating A Guy Before Quarantine, But Now We Rarely Speak Unless I Double-Text

"He's really nice and cute and I like being around him when we see each other, but he's awful at communication."

Each week Swoonie B will give her advice on anonymous topics submitted by readers. Want to Ask Swoonie B something related to dating and relationships? Fill out this form here — it's anonymous.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

This Is Exactly What You Should Eat Today In Quarantine, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

You've probably been eating it the past three months,

If we added up all the minutes of my life I've stood in front of the fridge or pantry mindlessly glazing over options, it would probably amount to several years longer than I'd care to admit.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

If You Don't Think People Are Legitimately Scared To Stay In Lockdown, Think Again

People are terrified of what could happen if states stay in lockdown too long.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be the topic of discussion for most U.S. residents. From federal reopening guidelines to individual state timelines, the country is all over the place. This sparks conversations within the news, social media, and in family homes about the consequences of reopening the country incorrectly.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

If You Don't Think People Are Legitimately Scared To Reopen States, You're Not Looking Hard Enough

People are terrified of what could happen if states begin reopening too early.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be the topic of discussion for most U.S. residents. From federal reopening guidelines to individual state timelines, the country is all over the place. This sparks conversations within the news, social media, and in family homes about the consequences of reopening the country incorrectly.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Feel A Lil' Better: Because You Need To Stretch It Out

Your weekly wellness boost from Odyssey.

No matter how good (or bad) you'd describe your health, one thing is for sure: a little boost is ALWAYS a good idea. Whether that's reading a new, motivating book, or listening to a song that speaks to your soul, there are plenty of resources to help your health thrive on any given day.

Flexibility is an important part of life. Yes, you need to be able to go with the flow and adjust when needed, but literal, physical flexibility is equally handy. Not only does increased flexibility keep you safe from injury each time you work out, but a good stretch session is incredibly soothing after a long day. Your body goes through a lot! It needs to cool down and get loose after all the activities you put it through.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

5 Amazing Things That Happened To Me When I Took Just A Week Off From Social Media

I've taken one-week off social media, and here's what I learned.


You’ll think clearer.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments