I've been thinking about it, and being an ex-music major in college myself, I wonder why the people who choose music as a major decide to do this. As a music major, you have much more work than anyone else, and much less free time. You're always going to have classes early in the morning, and extending throughout the entire day. Many of these classes will barely count in terms of credits. You have to do many other things that kill what's left of your free time, such as practice a lot, and go to concerts on a regular basis. Your friends will be out having fun/partying/enjoying themselves while you're working all the time. Also, sleep time becomes an issue. And what's the result? In four years, (or more, depending on graduate school etc) your friends who were out partying all the time are getting good, well-paying jobs while you're stuck fighting to pay the bills. It just doesn't seem to pay off. Sure you like music, but why not get a job that pays well, and have money to pursue your musical interests?