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Q&A: What is the best instrument to play to get a scholarship for any college?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in Master Scholarships | 3 comments

Question by gilda: What is the best instrument to play to get a scholarship for any college?
I play trumpet right now and am going into 9th grade. I used to play piano and my mom and dad say I can only take lessons for one instrument. So I quit piano and have decided to take trumpet lessons. Was that a wise move for a college scholarship? Also, what would be the easiest instrument to get a scholarship for. Besides something really REALLY BIG like the tube. I would think an unpopular instrument would be something I would want to look into to improve my chances of getting a scholarship to a college.

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Answer by leida
A lot of schools will pay you to join their bands. Especially if you join their marching band. You can get free scholarship info here:

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  1. Melinda

    I had a friend who was majoring in music in college. She told me to play viola.. there are not many people who do and there are many scholarships available for them.

  2. Eilish B

    I know that there are Catholic colleges, such as College of the Holy Cross that give a full ride to a student that can play the organ at mass. I have heard that it is similar to the piano, so you may be able to pick it up. If not, the trumpet is a good option to try to get into a marching band. Just be aware that the more popular the instrument, the more people trying for those scholarships. Good luck!

  3. Matt

    baritone, or bassoon

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