College Admissions Essay: How Music Has Influenced My Life

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I am impressed by the wide range of programs offered to your students. I have attended and participated in many events at the nearby University of Wisconsin Platteville campus. The UW-Platteville Center for the Arts there greatly enriched my childhood. UW- Platteville’s continued support of music, drama, and cultural events has influenced my views and has benefitted my hometown, Mineral Point in a positive way. Art has always been a big part of my life. Ever since I was a child, I have expressed myself through dance, music and the arts. I have danced since the age of three and have always been excited to perform on stage. At the same time, I have enjoyed learning about different art mediums. I live in Mineral Point, where Shake Rag Alley’s…show more content…
I decided to take piano lessons at a young age. I have shared my music by playing piano at local churches and nursing homes. Platteville High School offers an outstanding music program. To prepare for my senior year, I learned alto saxophone and cello. I had never played an instrument other than piano and I thought that it was a good challenge. As part of the band program, I am also learning xylophone for an upcoming concert. This year my schedule includes Band, Orchestra, Cantorum and Music Theory. I hope to become involved with music in college as my schedule…show more content…
I am considering a degree in Reclamation or Ecology. My fascination with nature came from living in the driftless area of Mineral Point. This spring, I had the opportunity to visit Cornwall, England. I was captivated by the beautiful beaches and lush scenery. While there, I visited the Poldark mine, Gwennap Pit, and the Eden Project bio-domes. After Cornwall, I continued on to Stonehenge and London. In Cornwall, there is a lot more environmental responsibility. I would like to find a way to make sustainable living a bigger part of American life. The University of Wisconsin Platteville has many excellent programs related to this field. I believe I could greatly benefit from these
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