Posted by Joe Sellmansberger on August 26, 1999 at 09:05:38:
In Reply to: Performance vs. Education posted by John Visel on August 25, 1999 at 21:58:47:
I didn't read anyone else's answers but from what I've seen and experienced, if someone gets a band director degree they end up being a band director. Do you want to be a band director? If so, get a band director degree. If you very strongly desire to be a performer, you need to look long and hard in the mirror and either get very, very, very busy, or walk away from it.
If a teacher discourages you from getting into performance, try to figure out whether it is because they don't believe that YOU can make it, or whether they don't think that THEY can get you there.
fairly blunt, but I have to go to work, so I had to make my answer blunt (sorry)