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Music Considered Slacker Classes ????

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by einey, Jan 12, 2002.

  1. einey

    einey Member
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    Aug 10, 2001
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    Are Music Classes considered Fluff or GPA fillers? I'm trying to raise my nonscience GPA and I have a long history of being a musician. I've had songs accepted by Warner Bros Music. I want to continue with guitar, MIDI and songwriting classes, which aren't easy, but they aren't as difficult as Latin either, so I'm wondering if ADCOMS consider music fluff????
  2. Gottalaugh

    Gottalaugh Member
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    Jul 17, 2001
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    One of my undergraduate majors was vocal performance aka singing. Nobody has said anything negative, during my interviews, regarding all of the theory, diction, language, and performance classes I have taken. Actually, a lot of the theory classes I took were harder than the core science ("premed") classes. Research carefully before you take one just to raise your GPA!

  3. Hopkins2010

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    Nov 5, 1999
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    At my school, music is no fluff. It might not be as intellectually demanding as chemistry or engineering but the effort required to do well is often times much higher than in the other majors.

    At my school, the music courses required an enormous amount of practice. Most of my music major friends spent 3-4 hours every day practicing. Also, they had to do lots of "extra" stuff that really didint count too much in their courseload. For example, they were required to participate in small ensemble practices and performances. As a result, often they were required to take 19 or 20 hours worth of courses a semester.

    I dont know how med schools look at music majors, but my guess is that they are not given any more credit or prejudice than other majors.
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  4. Cerberus

    Cerberus Heroic Necromancer
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    Dec 13, 2001
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    Music fluff? Hah, my music major friends work harder than I do to get good grades. Surely ADCOMMS will realize that and not hold it against you.
  5. I hvae taken music classes on the side that were easy, performance, and really really fun. When I told adcoms they were extremely impressed that I pursued my other talents in additon to my overall spectacular EC's :D

    sorry had to be vain on that last one.....hehe

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