Ep. 3 - Should you get a music degree these days?
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Episode 3 - Should you get a music degree these days? 

With everything going on in the world, it may seem a better time to ask: should you get a music degree with that industry basically at a standstill right now? Inn today's podcast, we attempt to give you some facts and data to help you make that decision for yourself. Its a highly personal one, with highly personal variables and goals, and for that reason - we try to steer away from a yes or no. We just help give you some things to think about!

First, (4:08) we start out by giving you some data - number of degrees, average wages, employment statistics, tuition costs, etc. We then look at Juilliard specifically and the "Juilliard effect," before asking once more - "So, should you go to music school?" (10:00) Well, as we said, its a highly personal choice that is influenced by many factors, and we go over those (20:03) step-by-step. Hopefully, it helps you make a better decision. So, should you? We circle back (33:50), before ending the podcast with the "best thing I heard this week!"

This week? Its forgotten Polish composer Mieczyslaw Karlowicz's Symphonic Poem "Eternal Songs", op. 10 No. 2 - Song of Love and Death (performed by Antoni Wit and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra). A highly gorgeous piece of late Romantic Polish classical music; a must listen. 

And who knows - even if you get nothing out of the first part, you at least get to listen to some gorgeous music at the end! 

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