College Admissions Essay: Music is Life


Length: 680 words (1.9 double-spaced pages)
Rating: Excellent
Open Document
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Text Preview

More ↓

Continue reading...

Open Document



Music is Life

 

Music has always been an important part of my life. During high school I have developed areas of service and leadership through interests in children and gardening, which will continue to be major parts of my life.

 

I began taking violin lessons at the age of four and have since shared my music with others in many ways. I have been in the community orchestra at Jacksonville University and am in the first violin section of the University of North Florida's string ensemble. When I performed on violin for 4-H's Share the Fun event, I placed first at the county and district levels and second at the state level, and was later asked to play at the 4-H Foundation Dinner and two Volunteer Recognition Dinners. The most unusual playing job I have had was when I played for a sale at Rhode's Furniture!

 

I have had several wonderful opportunities to work with children. At my school I enjoyed helping teach a young children's music class by playing songs for them, telling them about the violin, and helping them develop a love of beautiful music. I would enjoy continuing this as an adult. Last year I helped a kindergarten teacher in an underprivileged school, stapling papers and supervising children. I most enjoyed helping small groups learn the alphabet, supervising two children at a time as they tried to match the capital and lowercase letters and identify each letter.

 

My interest in plants came through watching and helping my grandmother in her gardens. Last summer, Jacksonville's historic Cummer Gardens needed workers, so I began volunteering there for several hours each week, planting new flowers, removing old ones, mulching, and weeding. My work there has inspired me to volunteer in other public gardens, such as those in libraries and nursing homes, in the future.

 

Several years ago I became involved in 4-H and entered their Horticulture Identification and Judging Competition. This program helped me learn how to identify many plants by their leaves, flowers, and other distinctive parts. I placed high in both county and district events, leading my team to the state level competition two years in succession.

 

Last year I put my expertise to practical use when I organized a 4-H community service project and volunteered in the Cummer Gardens in Jacksonville. In my community service project I taught two 4-H clubs how to plant and take care of potted pothos vines.

How to Cite this Page

MLA Citation:
"College Admissions Essay: Music is Life." 123HelpMe.com. 19 Nov 2017
    <http://www.123HelpMe.com/view.asp?id=12498>.
Title Length Color Rating  
College Admissions Essays - A Photograph - College Admissions Essays - A Photograph Attach a small photograph (3.5 x 5 inches or smaller) of something important to you and explain its significance. At an age when my friends’ floors were strewn with toys, dirty clothes, or video-game cartridges, mine was smothered in paper of all sorts — books, magazines, reams of white and college-ruled, paper bags, paper airplanes. This pattern has survived, and it is representative of the way I live. The house of my life is built on a foundation of paper....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 727 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Free College Admissions Essays: An Experience that Changed Me - College Admissions : Describe an experience that changed you The black pirate hat danced around in the air, weaving and bobbing to some Disneyland music. Attached to it was my head and the rest of me, being dragged along on this wild ride. The only sounds I heard were ones of trumpets soaring higher and higher, trying to hit an absurdly high note. The pirate hat and the warm Florida night had taken control, and my self-consciousness went right out the window. I danced, not greatly or with any skill whatsoever, but I danced....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 1360 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
College Admissions Essays - Something Daring and New - College Admissions Essays - Something Daring and New Think about something you never did in high school but wish you had done. Now imagine your time at college. Propose taking up something daring and new, and describe how it might affect your life. For years I have harbored a secret desire to become a cheese aficionado. This is not entirely arbitrary. Cheese, as an independent entity outside of any broader alimentary context, is at once worldly and whimsical. It provides the ideal complement to that side of my personality which has historically been dominant....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 648 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Free Admissions Essay - The Dance of Life - Admissions Essay - The Dance of Life For the dancer, music and choreography are paramount. The music guides the dancer, and the moves express the music. However, the dance has to start from somewhere. Similar to planning a career in medicine, the dance has a beginning. It starts with an idea of what the final creation will be. The music, which is the background for the dance, must be chosen carefully because it controls the mood and direction of the dance. Education is the music for the dance of a doctor....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 623 words
(1.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Free College Admissions Essays: Committed to Music - I am Committed to Music In my first piano recital at the age of eight, I felt overwhelmed by the audience' s applause. Since that first recital, I became very committed to music and attempted to build a music career. At age six, I began playing the piano, and at age fifteen, I began playing the trumpet. Admitted by a professional music high school at age sixteen, I had the opportunity of exploring the broad world of music, and the high quality of instruction greatly enriched my music background....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 347 words
(1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Free College Admissions Essays: Success - Success "Success is counted sweetest/By those who ne'er succeed" Emily Dickinson Since the beginning of my life I have been studying. In the early years of my childhood I didn't quite understand what my role was all about. I always wondered why is it that I have to go to school everyday even on Saturday because my mom said that it is good to be around smart people. When I was growing up I found the answer by myself. I started to understand when I was eight years old. I began to see school as the place to get knowledge this that my parents cant teach me at home....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 777 words
(2.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Free College Admissions Essays: Train Ride - Train Ride The members of the Committee on Admissions seek to gain an understanding of you as a person through a written essay. This essay is your opportunity to discuss an idea that is important to you, to write about a person who has influenced you, or to describe an experience that has helped shape who you are. The committee is also interested in how you think and how you express your thoughts. I ride the metro whenever I can. I've ridden all five lines into fifty different neighborhoods....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 562 words
(1.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
College Admissions Essay: A Person is Nothing Without Dreams - A Person is Nothing Without Dreams My inspiration to succeed has always come from within. As a child, I had the vision of becoming a star and a role model for the next generation. I applied to Harvard because I believe it will help me fulfill those dreams. I am a person who is driven to achieve, and help others. The adversity of living in a small town, the frustration of being different, of looking to rise above and realize my own autonomy has helped me grow. The next step in my growth is Harvard....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 364 words
(1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Free College Admissions Essays: An Unforgettable Summer - An Unforgettable Summer Many people often mention the fact that everyone in their life time will have an unforgettable summer. Well, this seemed plausible after the summer I spent in Seoul, Korea. This trip is thus far the best summer in my lifetime that I have ever had the opportunity to be a part of. I remember from the first meeting spot for my own delegation in Portland, Oregon; how I came to meet new people from all around the United States. The trip was off to a success ever since we left for Korea from the Portland Airport and my adventure was underway....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 626 words
(1.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Essay on College Admissions: Philosophy, Politics and Economics - The crucial importance and relevance of politics, philosophy and their related disciplines to the modern world have led me to want to pursue the study of these social sciences at a higher level. My experiences of Politics at A Level have shown me the fundamental part it plays in our lives, but it has also shown me that it cannot exist alone, and is inextricably linked to history, sociology, economics and, most of all, philosophy. I have found it useful in my other studies, in adding reality to academic analysis - and a sense of stability and proportion too....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 409 words
(1.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]

Related Searches




When the vines were large enough, we took them to local nursing homes.

 

I have been a leader in many areas. In 4-H I have held four different offices. I have been very active in my church youth group, and this year was elected to the Senior Senate, a committee that helps plan the group's activities. I have also been involved in Sunday School leadership. I edited my school's newsletter for two years and was editor of our yearbook for four years. I was chosen to represent my school at A Summit for Jacksonville's Future, an all-day workshop dedicated to helping young people volunteer. This opened my eyes to many new ways of giving my time to help my community.

 

Two years ago I won both a schoolwide essay contest and a national essay contest, and, as winner of the national contest, received a scholarship to a WorldView Academy Leadership Camp. When I went to this camp, I knew no one, but was soon able to form friendships with the other campers, cooperate with them in teams, and lead others in several activities. I learned a lot, including how to be confident and friendly, even in completely foreign situations.

 

My career plans include music therapy and music education. Through music therapy I will be able to work with children who have learning disabilities and emotional problems. When I become certified in music education, I will be able to teach children how to make beautiful music a part of their lives. Through hard work in these areas I will make my mark on the future while helping others.


Return to 123HelpMe.com