This afternoon I had my weekly lesson with my trombone professor. The past week I got very little time to practice, and he of course noticed. So we began discussing my schedule, and it came up that I should probably back the schedule off a little next semester. I had already been planning to do this. 18 credit hours with a music major is pretty crazy for me.
Also in the discussion, the idea of changing majors came up. I was wondering about a film music degree... if there was anything in that realm offered. The closest he suggested was a Bachelor of Arts with a film minor. Pretty cool idea. One of the job field that he mentioned that was growing was that of music for video games. As video games can now start having real sound tracks, musicians are needed to write and perform those sound tracks. That would be so much fun for me.
Another idea that was brought up, was me switching to a bass trombone instead of my tenor. The studio of around 20 trombonists has under 5 designated bass trombonists. That'd put me in a good position for later ensembles, providing my skill in the lower register is up to snuff. I am intrigued.
Nothing is decided, I'm not gonna decide today... just something to think about.