All this while we thought rock stars are great musicians and hardly are we aware of the fact that they have an excellent educational background. Probably this tells us that all stars were some day like anyone of us writing term papers. In reality we even come to know that most of them chose music out of passion. Inspite of having excellent academic records most of them chose singing, writing lyrics, poems and gave us all unbelievable music. That for sure tells us that there are brainy heads behind every accomplishment whether in music or academics. A brief through all there accomplishment is indeed very interesting to read .
A graduate in political science from Harvard University was later a guitarist for the famous music bands Rage against the Machine (RAM) and Audio Slave (AS). Guess who?? You are right it was none other than Tom Morello.
Having graduated this youngster did not leave any stone unturned. He worked as a bus conductor, construction laborer and even in tax office. He later completed his teacher’s training in Northern Counties College of Education. He has also produced some of the famous songs like ‘Roxanne’ and ‘Don’t Stand so Close to Me’. You are right it is none other than Sting.
Graduated from Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship way back in 1984 with a degree in Journalism and also good at Javelin throw, later became America’s known country singer and lyricist Garth Brooks.
A double major in Anthropology and Geology at ULCA and also a Doctorate in Zoology from Cornell, became the most revered member of the music band Bad Religion. It is none other than Greg Gaffin
An economics graduate from Tuskegee, later became one of America’s most popular singer, composer and record producer and also an occasional actor whose had sold more than 50 million records. Let me tell you, it is none other than Lionel Richie.
After completing his Masters in Fine Arts from Florida State University, he became the professor for cinematography at University of Miami for a long time in the name of Professor Beam. It is our favorite ‘Iron and Wine’ star Sam Beam.
With that bookish college boy look and black rimmed glasses, Rivers Cuomo completed his graduation at the age of 35 after several years of musical success.
It was from Columbia State University that he got his Master’s degree both in history and math. Ark Garfunkel later went to become the member of Alpha Epsilon Pi.
An elementary teacher at St. Louis and a graduate in Music Composition, Performance and Education, Sheryl Crow was later came to be known for her feel good music composition.
Are you one of them or some one like them, please come forward and share your experience with us. You will not only relish that experience but also be an inspiration to thousands of aspiring students who are willing to see a career in both music and education.