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Old 01-30-2014, 03:12 AM
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Default Re: College to study drums?

Originally Posted by Shaneola View Post
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.

It is a little bit farther than you might want to go, but Belmont University in Nashville is a top rated music school, ahead of their next door neighbor Vandy. Plus they offer a 1st rate education in other areas. I, obviously, graduated from there with a Major In Business and a Minor in History. I was no where even close to being a good enough drummer to get into their program. Just a thought, Good Luck!
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