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How do I title my Music Journey on my Common App?
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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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a month ago

Hi Anu!

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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