How do I title my Music Journey on my Common App?Answered
Hi there! I'm an international student applying for a computer engineering major and one of my extracurricular includes music. I've been singing for almost over a decade and have recently started releasing music on streaming platforms.
My debut single has 10.8K streams (in less than a month) and I'm not sure how I'm supposed to describe that on my Common App? It might not be a big deal since 10K streams aren't that many considering the global standards but I still think it's noteworthy to mention.
What should I title it as?
Thank you in advance, Anu (she/her)
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I'd recommend listing it in the Activities section of your Common App, then describing what you do and what you've accomplished. That might look like tasks (e.g. practice X often, work with Y to produce Z) or that might be more like achievements (e.g. released X songs on Y platform; garnered 10K streams in less than one month). A good title would be something like:
Position: Musician (or Singer if you want to be more specific)
Organization: Independent (or if you have some sort of umbrella organization)
Description: [insert important tasks and tangible accomplishments here]
Even if 10K streams doesn't make you a giant recording artist, that's still a very respectable achievement and will definitely validate and add credibility to that activity. Ultimately, write what you think is important and shows how much dedication/talent/work you've put into music.
Hope this helped!
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