Countless people discover their passion after spending a great deal of time investing into something else. This can happen to anyone, yet it can still be hard to shake the accompanying insecurity. Whether this thought occurs because of "wasted" monetary investment — like spending full college tuition to obtain a degree in something that no longer is of interest — surrounding competition, or simply lost time, the concept of "being too late" can be quite daunting and feel more paralyzing than many of us would like to admit.
However, Dr. David Carter
, Assistant Professor of Music (Theory/Composition) at Loyola Marymount University, is one individual who can demonstrate that being too late should not be of concern. Dr. Carter was interviewed by Composium to discuss the future of music technology education at LMU, but we spoke with him again to highlight some of the insights he had about transitioning into music later on down the line. As described in the previous article
, Dr. Carter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Yale University and obtained his J.D. from the University of Southern California.