i'm new to this site so please forgive me if this post is in the wrong place. I am currently a senior in high school and i am planiing on a carrer in music. my plan is to major in music education and then get my masters in performance so that way i will have something to fall back on if i don't make it on music alone. i live in the st.louis area and was wandering what are the good music schools around me. i don't mind going away but i would rather not go extremely far away to somwhere like juliard or anything. i play trumpet as well as bass and i guess my dream job would be to play bass in a symphony durring the day and jazz trumpet by night. i don't really know how possible it will be to do that but i want to try. and i know that in order to play in symphonies and make it as a professional you pretty much have to have the wright teachers. which brings me back to my original question. what are the really good music schools in the midwest?