Hi, I'm just finishing my junior year of high school and am beginning to look at colleges and universities to attend after next summer. I want to double major in performance (optimally) and biomedical or chemical (or some similar) engineering for my undergrad. I was wondering one: is a performance degree the only music degree where you can play for the majority? I wouldn't mind a general music degree as well as long as it includes playing. But what else would be included? Also, I want to go to a pretty decent or well-ranked school. I received a 2170 composite on my first attempt SAT and intend to retake to increase that. My ACT composite without writing was a 31, but again, that was without writing and I wasn't prepared that day so I'll be retaking in the fall. I haven't gotten back AP scores yet. I also was a member of Indiana All State Honor Band two years in a row, 3rd chair trumpet as a sophomore and junior. I was also 1st trumpet at Indiana All State Orchestra. (Both of these are audition groups and select the finest musicians in the state. Band is a live audition, orchestra is a tape audition.) I have also played with our city's philharmonic and musical program, and yeah. I was just wondering what schools had pretty good engineering programs and trumpet programs/music programs in general. Right now my top wish list is: Duke, Harvard, MIT, Northwestern, Rice, Tufts, U Mich-Ann Arbor, U Penn, USC, Washington University in St. Louis, Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Carnegie Mellon, Bucknell, NYU, and yeah. Any help is appreciated!! Thank you!