Cedar Posted March 22, 2001 Report Share Posted March 22, 2001 Having been on both sides of the letter of recommendation gig I am surprised and almost shocked to realize that not only are the subjects of these letters reading them, they are writing them. In the academic and professional environment I work in this is a big no-no. You only ask people who will give you a good letter or reference to do this but asking what they said or to see the letter is quite irregular. Shennie, from your desciption the letter sounds a little light but that probably isn't a problem. When checking references as lwl mentioned I am looking for negatives. I know the positives since the candidate is busy exhibiting those. I'd hazard a guess to say that unless the teacher has a lot of negative comments the letter is fine. I always hate reading those over inflated, this person walks on water type of letters. Give me a sparse, honest assessment any day. Take my advice with a grain of salt though since I've never even been close to doing music school admissions and I was already mistaken about the confidentiality of these type of things in the music game. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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