If I wanted to be a lawyer and professional orchestral musician, what are some schools I should look at and how should I go about that with the college process?
I’m a junior in high school that plays classical cello and wants to pursue law. I want to double-major in music performance and either a major that’ll help me with law or doing a pre-law program. I want to look outside of conservatory-ivy league partnerships. music law lawyer college classicalmusician law-school
Chris O'Brien Esquire
Member of Massachusetts Bar
New England Law 1995
Christopher recommends the following next steps:
Community colleges offer music associate programs for a fraction of the price you would pay at a 4-year institution, this is 50% of getting your bachelor's degree. So you could do that to start higher education while saving money that you later would invest in continuing your education. You can also be part of Mass Transfer which helps students with this kind of transition from 2-year to 4-year institutions.
With law degrees, I know students who start with a criminal justice associate to later pursue a career in law, so it depends on what you want to do.
I personally like to connect my students with program advisors so that they can get a different perspective from someone that not only teaches what they will learn but also works in the field.
Hope this helps.
Karen Ruiz Leon
Berkshire Community College