You think that you want to graduate but really, think about it, is that the wisest option for a musician?
Since I filled in my graduation papers I have been subject to all the following:
- Cutting the cord syndrome: How will I ever know how to play the piano without my teacher telling me?
- Panic Attacks: what if I don't get people to hire me? What if I'm too classical for the music theatre world, and too music theatre for the classical world?!
- Self doubts: if I somehow get people to hire me, what will happen if they realize that I can't play the piano, that I don't know a thing about music and that I'm a terrible person who can't collaborate and work as a team player?!
- Paranoid thoughts: What if all the musicians I have ever worked with decide to tell all of my potential employer that they shouldn't, under any circumstance, hire me?
- Negative thinking: How on earth will I survive as a homeless person with a visa expiring in a year not knowing how to do a thing other than music?!
Conclusion, in order to avoid those unwanted feelings, follow this course of action:
- -Stop practicing
- Get bad grades
- Do not fulfill your requirements
- Do not apply for gigs
- Live in denial
- Do not fill graduation papers
- Emergency option: apply for another degree.