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Going to highschool next year, and I have a choice between:

 

      AP Computer Science

 

or...

     

     Orchestra

 

 

I personally want to take AP Computer Science, but my parents want me to go the musical path. They said I need variety, and that taking orchestra is good. I want AP Computer Science, because most jobs in the future require that topic and also its an important skill for me to learn. Its also an AP class, so I might get college credit.

 

I have been doing orchestra for 3 years, and I hate it. Music to me has been a slow grind of boring and mundane repetition. I enjoy STEM, and I really want to go down the STEM path.

 

 

Is it worth the "variety" when I apply for colleges, or is it worth the investment in STEM?

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 Dec 27, 2019
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Why do something that you hate  [ if you're not required to ]   ????

 

Follow your heart......it will rarely fail you.....

 

 

cool cool cool

 Dec 27, 2019
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Rip but my parents are forcing me to do orchestra nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

CalculatorUser  Dec 27, 2019
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Music will be challenging and sometimes annoying, I know cus I play the oboe and sometimes I don't even like playing it. I would just play an instrument as a hobby and do computer science.

 Dec 27, 2019
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Do your parents allow you to go into the STEM path?

 Dec 27, 2019
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Music is great if you have a passion for it.   I expect your parents are very passionate about it.

 

Computer science is more practical for most peope.

 

I was 'made' to do music for many years when I was young. It was not the best use of my time but even so I have never been sorry that i learned it. 

 

Music is like mathematics in that it is a language of its own. I do not play an instrument any more but I am still glad that I have some understanding of how music is constructed.  I am glad I can still more or less read music and understand some musical terms. This helps me to appreciate the actual muisic more.

 

Talk to your parents, maybe you can reach a compromise and do music in some less intense, more recreational, way.

 Dec 27, 2019

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