#1
Alright, I'm pretty frustrated in my search for music colleges. Everytime I find somewhere promising, I find out that only classical guitar is offered as a principal instrument. I need someone who knows to suggest possible safety schools for me. The only real requirement is that the school offers electric/contemporary guitar as a principal instrument. I'd prefer a school in the northeast to be close to home, etc. but at this point I'd take a college in California if I had to.

My application list at the moment:
Berklee (top choice, of course)
University of the Arts (Philadelphia)
Mansfield University (Safety, and I know people who've gone there for music who say their program is great.)

I'm sure there has to be a college somewhere, so help me find it!
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#2
^ I was wondering the same thing , I mean I love guitar but classical is just not me but I want to pursue a carrer in music....What can people like us do?
#4
I may be wrong, but can't you get into Berklee pretty easily as long as you have the money and a decent background? That was the impression that I got, although it could be wrong.
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I may be wrong, but can't you get into Berklee pretty easily as long as you have the money and a decent background? That was the impression that I got, although it could be wrong.

Not anymore. They got a new president and they changed the audition requirements and things so that people that actually deserve to get in do.
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Someone needs to make a school that is based on rock music lol.


there is no way you could have a 4 year program. It would be all about interpreting 3 bits of music theory in 8000 different styles of "rock".
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#8
classical guitar is great, i don't see the problem in taking that, many great guitarists started out with classical - i wouldn't mind taking classical at all, i'd enjoy it

isn't MI extremely expensive, just like Berklee? i know that the tuition for Berklee is about $20,000 a semester (or year, not sure) but you might be able to get grants and such...and i can't find any financial information on MI...i'm looking to get into a decent music college, but i don't know where to start because i'm sure as hell not from an upper-class family with millions of dollars stashed away...does the audition affect your tuition in any way?
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Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what those audition requirements would be. I'm not planning on a music degree, but thats something that'd be interesting to know.
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Just out of curiosity, does anyone know what those audition requirements would be. I'm not planning on a music degree, but thats something that'd be interesting to know.


from what i've found on the Berklee site, it's pretty simple stuff i.e. major and minor arpeggios, being able to play scale sequences at 100 bpm, playing back something being played to you on the guitar, chord voicings...i'm not entirely sure how hard it is, but it doesn't look like you'll need to be a master at theory or technique to ace the audition
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The problem with Berklee isn't to get into it, but to stay there.
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#12
you can also audition for scholarships, but you have to be an "exceptionally gifted student" to be eligible and 5 of the top performers will receive the Presidential Scholarship which covers nearly all costs
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Not anymore. They got a new president and they changed the audition requirements and things so that people that actually deserve to get in do.


Hmm, I guess that's a plus. I doubt it's insanely difficult to get in, but you will probably have to find your own apartment from what I've heard.

Most schools where I am (Rhode Island, southern Mass) that I've looked at seem to be mostly classically oriented in the music program, so I have nothing in the way of backups, unfortunately.
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#14
does anybody know of a university with a music program with the oppurtunity to major in guitar or performance like Berklee or MI that's not nearly as outrageously expensive?
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