If you read my profile, you get a brief history of me and music. I haven't played an instrument much in the last year, and dropped out of school due to personal circumstances. I am now able to return to school, and am looking at a few. I'm not sure if I want to major in music again, but I am definitely thinking about it. I have a few dilemmas.
1. Do I want to go back to saxophone or stay on clarinet? I studied clarinet most recently, but I studied saxophone for longer. Both my instruments need tuning up, but I'm not worried about that. As far as preference, I don't really have one. I just know that I prefer the bigger instruments in both categories (bass and the contras, tenor and bari).
2. How do I get back into practicing? I admit I didn't practice much before, but I really want to get back into the swing of things. I know scales and such are really important. I have some methods books for both instruments that my professors suggested I buy (don't have the titles of them now). I was thinking of starting at 1/2 hour 4 or 5 days a week. Are there other things I should concentrate on?
3. Does anyone know anything about the music program at the following schools? St. Ambrose in IA, Monmouth in IL, Coe in IA, Cornell in IA, Clarke in IA, Augustana in IL
Thank you very much for any and all information that you respond with.