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Would music be considered an academic subject in this context?

daivikodaiviko Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
edited December 2010 in College Admissions
An essay prompt I am working on currently asks me "Outside of academics, what do you enjoy doing most?" Music is a huge part of my life and is something I have always enjoyed doing. My question is whether this would be considered an 'academic' interest?
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Replies to: Would music be considered an academic subject in this context?

  • ShacoriaShacoria - Posts: 127 Junior Member
    Probably not. I think something that would be considered academic would be like if you said you like to read, but I don't think music is a bad thing to put down as an answer for the question. I suppose writing music could be academic
  • daivikodaiviko Registered User Posts: 193 Junior Member
    Well, the reason I am asking is because my main musical interest is jazz and I'm in the 'jazz band' class.
  • violadadvioladad Registered User Posts: 6,645 Senior Member
    Performance, ensemble work is not considered academic, but practical application.

    In music, the academic disciplines are theory and analysis, history/musicology. At the high school level, while the "jazz band class" may encompass a bit of theory and jazz history, I would not consider it an academic interest unless you are seriously studying music theory and history .
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