Summer Music Programs Can Lead to College Acceptance

Discussion music education with Steve Lipman
For any high school sophomore or junior college music major, there is no better way to test the waters than enrolling in a reputable summer music program. These programs can give you a glimpse of the field you want to pursue...

How to Prepare for Your Music College Auditions

Steve Lipman with drumset player
The finish of the first semester of the school year means that the time for applying to colleges is coming to a close. We hope you’ll soon be receiving invitations to go to college music auditions at many of the schools to which you applied. Even if you’re confident...

Amazing Jobs You Can Get With a Degree in Music

Violin student
When I packed up my car in Brooklyn, second-hand clarinet and later-to-be legendary jazz saxophonist, Dave Liebman, my trusty companions, and set off to start as a student at Berklee College of Music , “You Can’t Hurry Love” by the Supremes...

Interview with IAMA: Tips for Music School Applications and Auditions

Steve Lipman
The key to a student’s successful music education in a traditional (classical) conservatory is primarily their private lesson instructor – or referred to as the studio. A student considering various music schools should first research the faculty teaching on their principal instrument. Do they like the teachers performances, interpretation...