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Author: Dr. Iris Perry

Dr. Iris Perry has performed to high acclaim as a piano recitalist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist, and soloist with orchestras throughout Austria, Holland, Romania, former Soviet Republics and the United States. Dr. Perry is currently a professor at Bergen Community College and William Paterson University, where she is also the Director of Music Admissions (www.wpunj.edu/music) and Executive Director of the William Paterson Academy of Music (WPAM).

Posted Nov. 15, 2014, 10 a.m. by Dr. Iris Perry | View Comments
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Majoring in music and becoming a professional musician is hard work. Along the way, make sure to make the most out of life with these tips. 1. Practice. One of the most important aspects of being a music major and ultimately, life as a professional musician is practice. On a daily basis, musicians have to focus on refining their skills, technique, and musicianship. Sometimes practice can be grueling and put on the back burner with all the other distractions in a college student’s life. As a former music major, now professional musician, I can honestly attest to the fact that ...