The purpose of this study is to explore the essence of the experiences of music majors’ career transitions and to find the implications from an adult learning perspective. In-depth interviews were conducted with 11 research participants and phenomenological analysis was conducted to explore the nature of their experiences. After giving up a career as music performer, the research participants started a new career in other fields. This study revealed the meaning and nature of participants' career transition process, motivations, and experiences. It suggested revisiting vocational career education for music major college students.
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- career transitions
- music majors
- phenomenological study
- transformative learning