Mistake #6

Not developing your musicianship

It's a common misconception that music schools are solely interested in enrolling great performers, songwriters, or other specialized talents. The reality is that they seek musicians who also happen to possess these exceptional abilities. There's a subtle yet crucial distinction between the two.

At the core of music school admissions lies the concept of musicianship – a comprehensive understanding and mastery of the fundamental elements that form the foundation of music itself. This is what professors are truly listening for during auditions.

What goes into musicianship? Things like:

  • Musical expressiveness
  • A good sense of rhythm
  • Being able to play and sing in tune
  • A knowledge of music theory
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