Hello, All. I just introduced myself in the music major introduction thread, but I’ll just sum it up a bit.
I’m a hs junior right now. I’ve looked through these forums a lot through the last three years, which has helped narrow down some of my schools, but I just happened to make an actual account. I’m looking at majoring in percussion performance, but I’ve gotten a little stuck about how my academics play a role in admissions.
I’d say that I’m definitely most interested in orchestral percussion and I’m mostly looking for a conservatory or a great conservatory/school within a university. The thing is, for many of these great conservatories within a university, the academic standards are usually really high. I’m talking Oberlin, Rice, Boston University.
I know that the whole predicament between academics vs. music has been an age-old debate in these forums and I still really haven’t been able to come to a great conclusion one way or another. So, right now, I’m going to have a cumulative unweighted gpa of around 3.6-3.8 by next year and likely an SAT of around 1250-1300.
The list I’m currently considering now is a bit lengthy, at least, in my opinion:
U of Denver, Lamont
So, I guess my main question is: Does anyone think that Rice and Oberlin will even consider my application taking into account my sub-par academics? And also, I’m completely open to other colleges, I just don’t want to go to Manhattan or NEC, where I’ll have over 300k in debt after graduation.
Sorry for the long post, everyone, and it may be a little too niche or specific. So, thank you in advance!