College to study drums?
What's up guys.. I'm actually currently a freshman as community college studying general studies because I don't know exactly what I want to do. I've found that all I really want to do is drum, though. Here's where I'm at:
I would like a college with a great percussion program, specifically drum set.. Like contemporary stuff. But I would also like to major in something else, perhaps chemistry, so double majoring in drums and chemistry. This knocks Berklee, etc. out of the picture.
Most of the programs I have found seem to be percussion majors with an emphasis on classical methods and whatnot, which is definitely better than nothing, but if possible I would really like to focus on drum set methods; stuff for playing in rock bands, that is really my dream.
One last thing, I'm definitely open to all suggestions, and they are much appreciated.. But I am from Maryland and if possible I would like to stay at least moderately close; 2 to 4 hours away (Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio) would be fine. This is just a preference, not absolutely necessary. Thank you in advance!
TL;DR - I want to study contemporary drums as well as something else, possibly chemistry, as a double major. What are some good drumming programs at schools that are not music specific? If possible I would like to stay close to Maryland but it't not essential.
Last edited by Shaneola; 01-29-2014 at 06:55 AM.