#1
Hey Pit

I'm looking to go to a music college (contemporary, not classical) soon as I finish my A-Levels, I was wondering if anyone here had been to a good one, or knew of any good ones, anywhere in the world.

Ones that I've heard are supposed to be good are:
BIMM (Brighton/Bristol Institute of Modern Music)
Guitar-X
GIT (In LA)

Go for it Pit, could be interesting to see if any of you guys are college educated in music.
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Berklee?
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you do realize that a degree from most of those places would be useless for any job you may need to take that's non music related, I would recommend a liberal arts school (or the UK equivalent thereof) with a strong music program. That way you can get a degree in music from a normal college, which will look a lot better should you ever need to take a job outside of the music world.
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Guildford Academy of Contemporary Music
Guildhall School of Music and Drama has a Rock/Jazz department (I think)

I'm planning on going to music college, too. Probably either Guildhall or Royal College of Music, and I'd like to do the Performance course, with violin as my first instrument.
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I'm planning on going to BIMM after this year as well.
Should be good
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Berklee is good I hear, if you can get a scholarship/can just plain afford it. I'm thinking of going to AIM (Atlanta Institute of Music), since I most likely wouldn't be able to go to Berklee.
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I know a lot about bimm and to be honest with you, its not that great and its probably better off you going to an actual university. The course is basically teaching you to be professional in the music industry which is pretty much comman sense.
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Uhm, why?

Just enroll for jazz courses at your local community college. That way you can also take classes that will help you in life...classes that doesn't have to do with music.
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Well I'm wanting to go into the music business as a living.

I mean, i know it takes a huge amount of luck and skill (well, occasionally) to make it big.

But I've always heard that you can easily make a living if you're good enough?

Tell me if I'm wrong about that though by all means
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Well I'm wanting to go into the music business as a living.

I mean, i know it takes a huge amount of luck and skill (well, occasionally) to make it big.

But I've always heard that you can easily make a living if you're good enough?

Tell me if I'm wrong about that though by all means


me too, bro, me too... But I would get along fine as a music manager, or Teacher, or hell, even a music therapist or roadie! all i need in life is a guitar and food. A woman would be nice, but its more of a commodity

edit: how are you on cash, bra? I would go to a JC with a good Music program, you will take some General Ed classes too.. Then switch into a 4 Year university or program after that, you might even be able to change majors by then if you don't feel fit for music, or it doesn't seam fit for you