"Ask An Alum" with Rob Kovacs

For my new freshman class of music majors at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, I wanted to create a video series where I interview music alumni and ask them about what their lives are like. I think it's extremely important to provide examples of what life is like outside of music school, and how you can define that as you go and in your own unique way.

The first music school alumni I interviewed was Rob Kovacs, a pianist and songwriter who graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory, and works as a pianist, teacher, and accountability coach.

My favorite advice Rob gave to music majors--or even artists of all kinds--was this:

"Music is like a tree. There's so many different branches you can go off of, and a lot of them haven't been created yet. So a lot of times you're creating your own path. [...] Try anything. Where you're at now is not going to be where you end up [...] and if it is, then you've missed a lot."

Watch the video for more from Rob, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss any future episodes.

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Meg Kuhar

An endlessly curious creator, Meg can usually be found making something, whether it’s a website, music, or a crochet project. She is the first Assistant Professor of Music Technology at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, and lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband Nick, and their handful of a dog Petunia.