Tiramisu Posted January 15, 2011 Share Posted January 15, 2011 I need some guidance as I consider the last two years of dd's high school education. She wants to study music in college, particularly sacred music, but it seems more practical for different reasons that she considers a general music degree or even music education. I am not musically inclined and know nothing. Dd plays violin but prefers singing. Her vocal experience is only in a church choir. It's a good one but it still a church choir that performs only traditional sacred music. It's a Latin Mass parish so you get the idea. I've been looking at music programs and I've been trying to figure out how best to prepare her for the future. It seems that any music program would require her to become proficient in piano. She would probably also need voice lessons to prepare her for any auditions since voice would be her primary instrument. I just thinking we have only so much money and so much time. How can I fit in piano lessons and voice lessons? It seems necessary but is it? This dd works slowly and an evaluation verified low-processing speed, but has had good academic work verified by outside classes and the NLE. For her 9th and 10th grade years, this is what will be on her transcript: (We are enrolled in Kolbe Academy so we have a lot of freedom but also certain requirements that we have to fulfill.) 3 English credits (1 Grammar & Comp and 2 literature based courses) 2 Math (Geometry & Algebra 2) 2 Science (Biology & Chemistry) 2 Latin (1 & 2) 2 History (Ancient & Modern) 2 Theology (General & Church history; required every year by Kolbe) various half-credits in PE/art/music as per Kolbe's method of 1/2 credit for non-academic electives What type of schedule should I consider for next year? Do I drop some academics? I could probably get away with this since she probably won't be going to a highly competitive college, but is that something I really want to do? That would be hard for me as an academic oriented mom who doesn't want to close any doors too early in the game. Any thoughts? TYIA Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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