AP week pep talk with Elias
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About this livestream
You know the drill — time to get hype with Elias for APs! Though we understand that the coming AP tests can instill a dizzying range of emotions — such as fear, anxiety, and even sadness — Elias is here to help you get motivated for your upcoming tests. He’ll be talking about AP week, including studying tips, procrastination, managing time and taking care of yourself.
Come prepared with questions or just hang out while Elias motivates you for your upcoming AP exams!
Undergrad College: Harvard University '17
Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.
Work Experience: Now in my third year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored hundreds more through my livestreams. I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist, and I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston and as Opera Saratoga's assistant conductor. I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States, and I'm looking forward to making my international conducting debut in Vienna this fall.
My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.