In response to Operatke,
You totally shouldn't have to defend your major. I know people poo-poo it, but I have a friend who was in the music school at Michigan in vocal performance (or voice performance as I think they call it at UofM). She was unbelievably talented and worked hard -- and she still had to take the same distrubution requirements as everybody else at Michigan.
And theater? I used to think it was easy until I took a class at Michigan... let's just say that I should become a lawyer instead. I think there are some people who have more talent in acting than me, but I realized that it takes more than talent -- well trained actors amaze me now. Being a good actor is very much like learning to play a musical instument well (one of the few arts that I've practiced) or becoming an excellent writer.
Yep, thanks, and Opera is even harder because it invloves theater AND music...same with musical theater of course, but that is even harder cause ya gotta do that whole dancing thing and that just ain't my bag at all!
My PS was actually all about how a music degree can be one of the best preparations for law school (as long as you have the ability to think, which the LSAT measures, not your degree)...the time management skills I learned will be the most valuable thing I will get to take to law school.