Today I took 48 high school musicians to the campus of Texas Wesleyan University. They took a campus tour and then participated in an exchange of performances with the top vocal group at Wesleyan. My students got to ask a million questions about the audition process for music school as well as getting an oppertunity to truly connect with college music students.
My goal was to show students that continuing to study music is a real option with local and distant options. Judging by many of the overheard conversations, several students have really begun to think about these possibilities.