See? So Genis was good enough without a degree, eh?Bo on a side note, Tim Genis and Lee Vinson of the Boston Symphony both attended Eastman. Genis didn't finish because he won an audition in the far east and ended up finishing his degree once he returned to America I believe.
I suppose having the degree is a good thing too. If you want to go into teaching, you're definitely prepared for it. But I've yet to meet a 15 or 16 year old kid who says his dream is becoming a music teacher. They all want to play! Richard Dreyfus in Mr. Holland's Opus started out that way, didn't it?