I've been composing for about three years now but only got serious (taking lessons) during the past year or so. I'm really passionate about pursuing it in college, but the requirements are quite intimidating. My primary instrument is bassoon, which I have been playing for the past seven years. Even with the fact that I'm not not looking at conservatories due to parents wanting me to go to a place with more opportunities, the requirements still include a primary instrument audition, and in some cases ear and piano skill assessments. I have confidence in my compositions, but not in my piano skills, which are very lacking. Should I still pursue the composition major? I imagine I'd be fine with a recorded audition on bassoon, but live auditions are not my thing.
My other option would be to major in physics, my other interest, and take composition classes outside of the major. Since I'm looking at schools such as Northwestern, USC, and U of Michigan, that should be possible.
For reference, my GPA has been above 4.0 for most of my high school career, mostly A's, have received 5s on all three of my APs, and am planning to take two more next year.