We are often asked if study at an institution of higher education is a prerequisite to succeed in the music industry. In our opinion, ALL study is required to succeed in the business of the arts, and the study NEVER stops. The more experiences, teachers, perspectives, challenges, successes, and opportunities you add to your studies, the richer your understanding of your discipline will be. Therefore, you will deliver a fuller performance. Gather in the wealth from all forms of the arts, even those outside of your particular area of study. Find out who you are, what you want to say and how you want to say it. Continue to add new tools, new understandings and new techniques to further grow your skills. The arts are ever changing, as is the artist. As you add years and experiences to your life, the art you create should reflect that.