by Robert Franzblau


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So You Want To Be a Music Major: A Guide for High School Students, their Guidance Counselors, Parents and Music Teachers by Robert Franzblau. ISBN 979-1-57463-378-8; $14.99. This book details the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes that prospective music majors need in order to make a successful transition from high school to college. Specific exercises are offered, along with supporting online resources. It also suggests steps that parents, high school guidance counselors, and music teachers can take to identify, encourage, and guide future musicians and music educators. It is based on the writer’s 25 years of experience teaching in elementary through graduate schools.

This is not a book you should read, this is a book you MUST read.”

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, President, Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc

“This book contains valuable information to assist in every facet of becoming a collegiate music major. ”

Steve Andre, Past President, Texas Music Educators Association

Dr. Franzblau has written a unique and most useful book. ” 
Richard Colwell, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois

“. . . filled with advice and helpful information that will help a prospective music student prepare for their college/university/music school study.”

Frank L. Battisti, Emeritus Conductor, New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble

“It should occupy a place on the desk of every guidance counselor.”
Dave Reul, Past President, American School Band Directors Association

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