Back in grade school, playing an instrument meant you got to hang out with your friends and be in the band.
Learning to read music, rehearsing, and performing in school concerts was cool.
Fast-forward to high school, and now you’re a musician. Your family and teachers call you gifted. And that’s true. But what’s also true is that it takes discipline to excel in your studies while also mastering your craft. You’ll need to rely on that discipline while researching professional programs.
Thoughtful consideration of your musicianship, including practice routines, performance experience and career aspirations are just some of the areas that will guide you in your essay writing.
The 6-Step Guide reminds you to learn everything you can about the individual colleges on your list. For example, Berklee School of Music “seeks students who show significant potential; who are creative, collaborative, and open to new ideas; who are problem solvers and entrepreneurs; and who have something extra that sets them apart.” And that’s just a taste of what they’re looking for in a student.
For any college you may apply to –
Frame your writing so that it’s personal, meaningful, and targets their expectations.