hey guys, i'm looking at some colleges that might be a good fit for me and i'm not very good at this sort of research haha . I'm definitely looking for a university rather than a conservatory. I have heard some colleges say you have to be either JUST CLASSICAL or JUST JAZZ, and i'm right in the middle, i started playing classical for almost 6 years and than i started jazz and i LOVE IT! so a school that is well-rounded in both jazz and classical teachers or ensembles would be awesome too. I'm near Chicago but location is less of an issue... i'm on a pretty low budget so anywhere thats generous with their financial aid and scholarships would pretty much be a must! also, i've been planning on auditioning with the Dragonetti, mostly because i feel like it's style is soo me, but now i'm hearing its not as impressive as some of the other pieces? should I look more into some of the other standard repertoire? a few colleges i have been looking into are Oberlin, Berklee, U of Cincinnati, Indiana, UNT a couple in Michigan, and of course northwestern, but unfortunatley haven't visited any yet... i guess i side tracked here, sorry for the whole life story ! so basically i just need the usual college help: a list of places to look into and visit *preferably with good financial aid*, or take sample lessons over the summer, would be FANTASTIC! as you can see i'm FULL of questions! and THANKS SO MUCH! -P.S. this is my first post so have mercy!