Well, this post is going to be kind of long but please read it I have a really important decision I have to make pretty much at the end of this week. Basically I've been going to college for a while now studying drafting and I've just been feeling that this is really not where I want my life to end up. I feel like I'm stuck in a catch 22 situation here, if I continue I might be stuck doing something I really dont want to do, or theres music school, something I've really really wanted to do for so long now, but I dont know how I would pay for it, or if i could even get a decent job from it. Basically I'm desperate for help here, if of you have gone through music school and gotten a job from it please please help me. Some things I would like to know are: 1.How did you pay for it? Is there any kind of financial aid for this stuff? 2.What kind of jobs are actually available? I would like to actually play music and make money, but at the same time could I study like Lutheiring and still have an option to go into that? 3.What are some decent schools other than Berklee? God I would love to go to Berklee, but see question 1 :/. 4.What kind of things do you have to do to get in? I know some schools require an audition and such, which I would be ok with but I'm completely self taught. I can play just fine but I struggle with sightreading and alot of theory in general. I've been studying it but theres so many books that assume you know A in order to learn B, then you try to learn B but you have to know A in order to learn that. Music theory is makes my head spin . 5.I know music school isnt for everyone, but do you have to be a child prodigy to have hopes of succeeding in it? I guess thats all I can really think of right now. I tried asking my family what to do but of course they don't understand what it feels like knowing that your moving away from music. No one in my family has ever done anything musically so its hard to find anyone with the experiance to help me through this. So I turn to you guys, fellow musicians, if ANYONE has been to music school and can offer any kind of advice at all, please help this starstruck person.