A student’s guide to piping and university/college – Part 3

Published: August 31, 2012

With the university and college year about to start, and many pipers and drummers around the world about to enter their final year of high school, professional-grade piper Liz Sheridan concludes her series with final advice and a list of piping/drumming-friendly institutions, many of which offer scholarships and even degree programs to deservingmusicians. The third and final part of the “Students’ guide to piping and university” is intended to help you in your choice of school and program. With so many options available for students, here are some things you may want to consider before accepting your offer of admission.Exclusively for subscribers to pipes|drums . . .

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