May 28, 2020
It's not at all important that you stick with orchestra. Colleges just want to see that you have interests (or, better yet, passions) outside of the classroom, but it matters little what they are. In fact, the top schools tend to have tons of applicants who list orchestra high on their lists of extracurricular activities, and thus admission folks actually welcome more uncommon pursuits. So, don't feel guilty about bailing on your musical career but do find something meaningful to do with the time you free up.