A Changing Melody

Scholarship Entrant: Elsie from Vaughn, WA
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Elsie: 46

One of the saddest realities of today’s world is the fact that people generally don’t love their job. Work has become a necessary evil, and it is difficult for young people to plan their future off of a field of study that will most likely become irrelevant in their career world. As a musician, I often feared this was true.
I have always loved music and was told I had a knack for it, so I decided to pursue playing the organ in college. With twelve years of piano lessons behind me, I felt I would enjoy it and excel in it. Bringing music to life through the “King of Instruments” is one of the most powerful experiences in my opinion, and it can definitely change the world, as it already has through the centuries. If I could make my living teaching organ or playing for events and worship services, I would be living my dream.
After I graduate from college with my Bachelor of Arts, a major goal that I plan to fulfill is to attend a graduate school and receive my doctorate in music. From there, I could teach at a university to help cultivate a musical environment for students, encourage their creativity, and develop their skills. With the right assets, I believe I could earn a living doing what I love while making a difference in the world, one step at a time.

Vote for Elsie: 46

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