Rebecca Black Should Spend Her 'Friday' at a Music School
When I first heard Rebecca Black’s cult favorite song, Friday, on my favorite radio station last weekend, I was slightly confused: “Is this a real song? OMG! It is. Wow… Not sure if that’s a good thing or not.”
Her hit definitely has some catchy lyrics, such as “Yesterday was Thursday, today it is Friday…Tomorrow is Saturday and Sunday comes afterwards.” However, when I first heard this song, I wondered who had accidentally put her song on auto-tune-steroids. Rebecca could have a future as a hit pop sensation, but maybe she should check out some of these famous music schools before she launches her next song on YouTube.
If you are considering a degree in music, here are some of the best schools in the nation and the degrees that they offer:
- The Juilliard School. This is quite possibly the most famous music and fine arts school in the USA. Juilliard has classes for high school students through graduate students, so no matter your education background, you can find a class at Juilliard to meet your needs. However, if you’ve seen Save the Last Dance, then you know that the competition to get into this school is very intense.
- Harvard University, Department of Music. Harvard offers both undergraduate and graduate music educations. The prestigious school also has doctorate programs in historical musicology, music theory, composition, and ethnomusicology.
- University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music. The University of Rochester was named the hottest music school in 2008 by Kaplan/Newsweek Guide. This school offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in a wide variety of musical fields, including jazz studies, music education, and accompanying.
- Vanderbilt University, Blair School of Music. This is probably where Rebecca should head if she wants to make it big as a pop superstar because this school emphasizes performance skills. Vanderbilt offers a bachelor’s degree in music, but dedicated students can take an addition year to earn a master’s degree in education to become music teachers.
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