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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Any singers out there?
« on: November 22, 2004, 03:04:54 PM »
I am an opera singer (well, reformed opera singer) and I know exactly what you are going through...the moist towel is very helpful, so is a humidifier.  I always drank hot tea with honey and lemon in it, so that should help...what are you singing?

Oh yeah, Hall's cough drops were ALWAYS in my pocket...ate em like candy. 

Do not take any medication that will dry you out.  That only compounds the problem.

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Operatke, are you a musician who is planning on going to law school? If so, I'm wondering how you ended up going this route. (I come from a family of musicians and very nearly went to a conservatory myself).

This is true - advanced music theory is incredibly hard, and I would argue that it is just as difficult as most law courses. But still, it's also true that a music history survey course is usually pretty easy. Those are generally not designed for music majors and are, let's face it, slack classes.


Never had the pleasure of taking one of those.  I heard they were very easy though, even at Baylor, who is known to have a great music history department.

Good to hear that the theory courses are comparable...I have seen many people quit music because thoery was too difficult, but I never had a huge problem with it. 


Actually, I started my undergrad at Baylor thinking I was only going to use the music scholarship to help pay for school, but I was planning to go to law school.  Then my teachers told me I had a voice that could really make it in opera, so I thought that might be interesting.  After my first year into my MM at SMU I realized I could not eat, sleep, and breath music which is the only way to even have a chance at making it in the opera world.  I finished up there and decided I was going to go back to my original dream...kind of a roundabout way to get there, but I think it helped me in the long run.  Needless to say I am VERY excited about finally getting to go to law school!

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This is true - advanced music theory is incredibly hard, and I would argue that it is just as difficult as most law courses. But still, it's also true that a music history survey course is usually pretty easy. Those are generally not designed for music majors and are, let's face it, slack classes.


Never had the pleasure of taking one of those.  I heard they were very easy though, even at Baylor, who is known to have a great music history department.

Good to hear that the theory courses are comparable...I have seen many people quit music because thoery was too difficult, but I never had a huge problem with it. 


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Incoming 1Ls / Re: I'm going to Baylor. Any other Baylor folk out there?
« on: November 22, 2004, 12:23:49 PM »
I did not realize we had our own cafeteria...I may have to get a meal plan then, that would save alot of time.  Do you have any idea how good the cafeteria is there?  I mean in comparison to Penland or Memorial...

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By no means, though, do I expect any aspect of law school to be "easy" (in the sense that, say, an undergraduate survey course on music history is "easy").  Anyone who believs this is likely going to have a very hard time in LS until they reconsider. 

Ok, not upset about the music course comment, those misconceptions are all over, but take it from someone who has a BM and MM, music is by no means easy.  In fact, from what I have heard, a music degree is very similar to a JD in that there is a lot of busywork that requires analytical and reasoning skills(anyone who has taken a music theory course can attest to that). 

The time commitment issue sounds like a breeze compared to what I was doing during my Graduate work.  The reading, rehearsals, teaching, working, and performing almost killed me...and the reading definitely left much to be desired. 

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: I'm going to Baylor. Any other Baylor folk out there?
« on: November 22, 2004, 07:36:50 AM »
Yeah, Baylor makes their decisions very quickly apparently.  My fill app was received on the 2nd and they had my letter mailed on the 4th!  The quarterly system was one of the main reasons why I chose Baylor...allows for early graduation if no outstanding internships come up.  And if they do, you can still finish in 30 months, so the money you save is huge!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: I'm going to Baylor. Any other Baylor folk out there?
« on: November 22, 2004, 06:50:03 AM »
There is a nice trail that goes right by the law school and the student center (lots of showers, I believe) called the bear trail.  It is about 2.5 miles long and pretty much goes around the campus...very nice, but can get crowded at times.


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Incoming 1Ls / Re: I'm going to Baylor. Any other Baylor folk out there?
« on: November 19, 2004, 11:59:56 AM »
I think I might be missing something then.  I took a look at the classes we have and we are only in class about 3 hours a day, 14 hours the whole week.  14 hours will equate to about 56 hours of study time, at least that is what I have heard from previous Baylor students.  Maybe they were making it seem easier...who knows?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: I'm going to Baylor. Any other Baylor folk out there?
« on: November 19, 2004, 09:12:04 AM »
I am Waco bound myself for the Spring semester...can't wait.  I am a little apprehensive about the workload especially after reading some of these postings.  Oh well, I guess if it was easy everyone would go to law school!
Either of you planning on working at all?  I am going to try and not work, but I may not have a choice.

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