Music and singing has been my passion since I was very little. I was always determined to make it big someday and go for my dream. A few years ago I gave up on that dream because I was told by my parents that it was a long shot, I needed a "logical" career and we didn't have the money for me to make it in the business. So i decided I would major in music therapy in college. I'm now nearing the end of my freshman year in college and I'm realizing maybe this isn't the direction I should go with my life. Performing, writing and singing will always be my true passion. Because I'm having to learn classical repertoire and I'm spending so much time doing stuff for school, I haven't had the time to sing or write the kind of music that I love.
My family doesn't have a lot of money but I have the passion and the drive I believe to get where I want to be. My goal is to someday be able to get recogonized by a top agency and move to nashville. I'm afraid I'm going to be wasting 4 possibly 5 and half years in college instead of pursing my dream.
Also this past fall I took lessons at a modeling/acting/talent school and I was one of the selected few out of three hundred students to go to this talent convention in front of top managers and agents in New York. But I'm unable to attend because I can't afford it. I was told by the same agency/school that I'm in my prime and if I wanted to make it in the business I needed to go all in to make it work. What are some of your guys opinions on college and making it in the music business?
Also a friend of mine is doing the same thing. He dropped out of college after two years to pursue music full time. He's been going at it for a year now and he's not that big yet, but he's recorded an album and is performing a lot of places locally.