Becoming A Collegiate Choral Director

1213 Words Dec 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Choosing a career in life can be a long and troubling process. But to truly enjoy life, one needs to have a career that means something to them. My career that I have chosen is to be a collegiate choral director. The three main points to familiarize the reader of this position are as follows: education needed for occupation, annual salaries of different positions, and the duties of the position. It is one thing to be a teacher, but it is nearly shooting for the stars to aspire to be a professor. Music means so much to me, and to be able to profess that passion of mine is my goal in life. For many years I was told that I could go far in life if I chose to go down music, and I plan on taking my opportunity and running with it.
To become a collegiate choral director, one must be able to stand on a firm foundation of education to receive such an ideal position of work. According to Peggy Park’s book, Music: Careers for the Twenty First Century, “a Ph.D in music is recommended to prove one’s students that what they are teaching is credible.”(Parks 46) But that is just scratching the surface. One can be the smartest, most gifted musician in the world but be limited in success because of a crippling social life. To be a great teacher, one needs to be able to connect to the students that they are teaching. If the professor does not form a connection with its students, it will just seem just like a wall spouting words at their students. Who wants to go to that? Not only does the…
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