Double major Russian/Viola Performance suggestions
My son wants to major in viola performance, but also has a passion for languages. He was born in Switzerland and speaks French well. His college credits in languages are
French 201 and 202
German 101 and 102
Russian 101 plus he has spent 2 summers at Concordia Language Villages studying Russian and will continue to study Russian his senior year and hopes to return to Concordia as a counselor next year.
His university GPA is a 4.0, though his HS GPA is lower - I believe an unweighted 3.6/4.0 and he has only taken 2 APs (English and Calculus) since his High School is an Arts Conservatory and does not offer any science APs. I am hoping the score will arrive today in the mail.
He has spent the past two years at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts studying viola performance (they have a high school boarding section), he has studied viola since age 7 and has gone to music summer camps since he was 10, including NCSA, Credo, and 2 years at Domaine Forget in Québec, Canada.
He does not want to give up languages in music school and will spend his senior year at home to take college classes - more French (300 level) and German and Russian 200 level and music. He has gotten an English override to take a 300 level English class on Tolkien. He also loves Tolkien and is interested in linguistics, the history of languages, Middle English, etc.
Due to the nature of his boarding school, his extracurriculars are only his music. He is an Eagle Scout, which he completed his freshman year knowing he could not continue with scouts while on campus. He will participate next year (senior). He also plays chess, a pursuit he was able to continue at school, as a small group started a small chess club. He is a member of a community chess club at home.
Does anyone have any suggestions of schools that have great language programs and don't mind if you double major. I think he is leaning towards the Russian/music performance. We will be looking at Oberlin, but it is the only school on our list.