This had been a great article about the surge in music majors at colleges and universities in the US. It was in the Chicago Tribune but for some reason it is now gone.
The best quote is a young music major: “My parents knew I wouldn’t be happy without music.”
There a couple of other great quotes:
At Oberlin, “we teach entrepreneurship, how to start an LLC, tax law,” said dean David Stull.
Added Indiana University music admissions director Townsend Plant: “Music students—we’ve seen for a long time—exhibit a remarkable set of transferable skills which can be applied to many careers. … They are good at collaborating and building consensus, they’re great at public speaking, they have drive and focus that comes from a real desire to master something. And that’s a remarkable collection of traits that make you successful in many fields.
This is music to my…oh, never mind.