In short, I have great grades and research experience in physics, but my second major, music, brings my GPA way down. Also, I'm a 3rd year undergrad, and I'm wondering whether this will be a significant problem when I apply to schools next year. This is a problem that I haven't seen often or at all on PF, so I thought I'd bring it up. To be specific, I have a 3.95 gpa in my physics major and have finished the undergrad curriculum. I started taking grad courses this past semester (and will continue taking more), have done research for past couple summers, and just began an honors project in field theory/math. physics. So when I apply I'll have some good accomplishments to highlight. However, my second major is music, and when I apply I'll have an overall GPA of ~3.6 as a result really bad grades in classes like "keyboard harmony," "20th/21st century music" and music theory courses with names like "harmonic idioms of the common practice period". (Of course, there are music courses that are more like traditional liberal arts courses and I've done well in those) So, should students in situations similar to mine worry about this problem? I believe that my work in physics/math shows a clearly positive story of the work I'm capable of doing, but my music major grades are entirely different. I don't want to be ruled out right off the bat by admission committees who see the 3.6 and throw my app in the trash. Do I trust them and let my application run its course? Or should I take action to address this issue? Many thanks to whoever has insight on this!