That one time when I was a music major...
Yepyep. I started out college at Georgia Southern as a Music Performance major. I have been playing piano since I was 10, and violin since 11. I was in my school's orchestra as well as honor orchestras and the youth orchestra for my county. In high school I was all about orchestra and cross country, so naturally when I started applying for college I wanted to keep pursuing music. I wanted to do music therapy at one college but wasn't accepted there until after I had registered for housing at GA Southern, so I decided to do at least my 1st year there and then see what I wanted to do after my first year. Obviously I stayed, but I was looking into transferring at one point.
The orchestra program when I was at GSU was pretty tiny. Tiny as in I had a mini audition at my own house in Atlanta before going to Statesboro for the real thing. This was good though in helping me with the transition to college and to being in a professional orchestra. I had lessons a few times a month because my violin teacher lived in Pennsylvania. That was really hard because I could go a few weeks practicing my music completely wrong and then have to relearn it.
Being in orchestra though has definitely put me where I am today. Which sounds pretty crazy since I don't do anything music related right now. If I hadn't of been in orchestra I wouldn't have met my friends Bill and Lainey, who I ended up living with my sophomore year. Bill and I took summer classes between sophomore and junior year and became good friends, and then...I met his brother, Shaun..who I have been dating now for well over 2 1/2 years. We didn't start dating right away of course, because we both were in
bad relationships. That came about a year later..in my 2nd year of living with Bill he would always tell me about how his brother was in love with me and always asked/talked about me..but I was like yeaaah right! Funny things work out :D
So thanks to me starting out college as a music major, it led me to meet the love of my life and made some great friends. How awesome is that?