Apparently, there is a music school in Holland--called The Metal Factory--that does more than just music. They also do "entrepreneurship: the management side, booking, merchandising... also history and music theory": something that university music programs here don't do.
Here, in the U.S., a degree in music is almost worthless, outside of teaching. The only things my university's program requires are dedication, a willingness to spend almost twice as long as anyone else (and rack up debt so doing), and a butt-ton of instruments and vocals classes, as well as a complete and total lack of stage fright (concerts and recitals are very, very much required). It doesn't require something students can use to make a living. It doesn't seem to hold the expectation that the students can make a living with it.
I like that the Dutch school emphasizes the practical with the music, the theory, and the history.
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