|By Blinkeve1826 (Blinkeve1826) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 02:48 am: Edit|
Hello! This isn't my first time posting this question, but I have more information, and more specific information.
I'm applying ED to NYU, Steinhardt School of Education, for a double major in Theatre Education and Music Education. I don't know which one I will be applying as, since you can't apply for two majors, I guess I will decide which I will audition for once I figure out what I'm auditioning with, but I'm leaning toward theatre education. Will applying as one help me get in more than if I applied as the other?
So, here are my stats:
Cumulative GPA up till now is about 90, unweighted (but it's not too much more with weighting). This year it was a 90 UW, 95 W, unless I figured it out incorrectly. It's broken down below.
Final Averages for this year (regular classes unless noted):
IB English: 91 UW 100 W
Spanish: This is confusing, because I switched over from AP Spanish halfway through the year. AP Spanish: 88 UW 96 W (or 97, if it's rounded)
IB Spanish: 93 UW 102 W
AP\IB US History: 83 UW 91 W
IB Theatre: 94 UW 103 W
The honors\AP\IB courses I took are as follows (everything else is regular, or accelerated, but not weighted):
Freshman year: Honors Math, Honors English
Sophomore Year: Honors English
Junior year: AP\IB US History, IB English, IB Spanish, IB Theatre
Senior year (next year): IB English, AP Statistics, IB Spanish, IB Music Theory
PSAT: 57 verbal, 67 math, 74 writing
SAT I: 1260, 650 Math/610 Verbal (will be taking these again in October)
SAT II's: Literature 610, Math IC 690, Writing 750
Extracurricular activities, in order of importance to me. This is also what I'm most likely to participate in next year, in my senior year, but the only guarantees are the presidencies and the things I've already been a part of. Also, please tell me what's worth mentioning from this list and what isn't...:
1 Comedy Troupe Member 9th, Assistant Director 10th, President 11th and 12th (performance, writing and improv troupe)
2 GSA Member 9th-11th, President 12th
3 Tri-M 11th-12th
4 Chamber Choir 11th-12th
5 ITS 10th Grade Rep, 11th-12th (hopefully VP next year)
6 District Human Development Committee 10th-12th (I was the student representative, by invitation)
7 Spanish Honor Society 11th-12th
8 Musical, ensemble 11th-possibly 12th
9 Vocal Jazz Ensemble 12th
10 Buddy Program 10th-12th
11 Peer Mediation 10th-12th
12 Womens Choir 12th
13 Drama, props 11th-12th
14 Musical, props 11th-12th
15 Book Club 10th, President 11th, 12th
(These last five I probably will not mention)
16 Leadership Group 11th-12th
17 SADA 10th
18 Art Club 9th
19 Pathways 9th
20 Pay It Forward
1 Kings Park and East Northport Days Eleven years, two days per year, four hours per day (I help take pictures and hand out papers. I might write an essay about these experiences, as merely listing this doesn't explain what I do here and how important this is to me)
2 Community Theatre Ensemble 9th-10th, lights 11th-12th, about 75 hours so far
3 Library Acting Workshop 11th (self started, directed, produced, etc. at a local library. I might hold another one this year), 15 hours so far
4 Gurwin Jewish Geriatric Center 10th-11th, 30 hours
5 Breast Cancer Walk participant 10th-12th
Awards and Achievements
1 If I made it, which I am 99.99999% sure I did (as are my music teachers, who discuss it with me as if I were already there), New York All-State Choir 2004 (determined by NYSSMA scores--100s and a few 99s are accepted)
2 NYSSMA: 24/28 Level IV, 9th grade; 96/100 Level VI, 10th grade; 100/100 Level VI, 11th grade
3 NYSCAME All-County Ensemble, 12th grade (guaranteed from my NYSSMA grade)
4 2nd place at Nassau Community Colleges Annual Monologue Competition, 11th grade
5 1st place at Hofstras Annual Spanish Poetry Contest, 11th grade
6 Included in Whos Who Among American High School Students, 11th grade
As for over the summers, the summers before 9th-11th grades I went to USDAN Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, and this summer I'm taking classes at ACTeen (division of Weist-Barron) in NYC.
A few random talents and quirks of mine: I have perfect pitch (can say the name of a note upon hearing it) and I can play the harmonica with my nose. With my mouth too, but people seem to get a kick out of the nose thing. The harmonica is a big thing for me, it means a lot to me in several ways, so I might write an essay about my harmonicas...
Anyway, that's me, typed out. What do you think? Can I get into my top choice school?
|By Jonw222 (Jonw222) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 12:08 am: Edit|
Just wondering if your are deciding between Educational Theater and Music Education. The programs are quite different with one in the music department, requiring students to complete core music theory classes and core music history classes as well as the music education classes and the other having a completely different content core (consult the Steinhardt School of Education website for more info.) I think you stand an equal chance with your stats at getting into either program but of course it depends on your audition. But of course something like All-State Choir means more for Music Education than for Educational Theater.
Try getting some more information from the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. They'll be happy to send you some information and maybe even let you talk to someone about your application.
If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask. I graduated from the Music department (Piano Performance) and had friends in both Music Education and Educational Theater and could give you some "straight talk" if you like.
|By Emilyp114 (Emilyp114) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 03:16 pm: Edit|
Steinhardt does not allow you to do a double major in those two areas. You'd have to choose one and then perhaps get permission from your advisor to look into taking a few classes in the other area which aren't restricted to majors.
|By Jonw222 (Jonw222) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 06:58 pm: Edit|
They don't because you can only get certified in either Theater Education or Music Education. They're so different so you probably either want to do one or the other. Because they are education programs, electives are very restricted. I recommend talking to someone at the school.
|By Sanza04 (Sanza04) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 05:41 am: Edit|
Retake your SATs if you can. Other than that it looks good to me.
|By Leelastar (Leelastar) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 05:04 pm: Edit|
i'm going to be a freshman at steinhardt and i'm majoring in music education (my primary instrument is voice) and i also applied ed. first off, i am almost positive that you cannot double major in music ed and theatre ed because they are in the same department. you might be able to major in one and minor in the other though.
your grades are where they should be, so don't let them drop. you could stand to improve your SAT score, but right now, your score isn't too bad. make sure you include all of you leadership positions with your activity profile. when you apply, send in an activity profile and a music/theatre profile. i did that because i had a ton of smaller specific things that didnt' seem to fit into the regular profile without seeming like i was overdoing it.
they'll do a preliminary review of your application before they invite you to audition.
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