More Than Music- Stepping Stones to Success

Scholarship Entrant: Dante from Woodbridge, VA
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.
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I’ve always imagined myself in a major recording studio recording my project. With the lights dimmed, my mind cleared, I’m standing inside of the booth doing sound check, making sure that my vocal volume is at the perfect level. I see myself releasing lyrics that are so raw and full of emotions, that the engineer just nods his or her head in pure satisfaction of the musical ecstasy that my music is bringing to them. After I’m done recording, I sit back in the engineer’s chair and listen to the masterpiece that I’ve created. Music, being an extension to my very being, is what I would love to do for a living. However, I don’t see music as just an extension of my overall personality. I see music as a door opener for the many opportunities that I hope to partake in the near future. You see, music is an outlet that’ll open doors for my true desire in life- opening a learning center in the impoverished communities through the U.S. and abroad. Music is an opening gate of a multitude of different situations and business options, but as I effectively grow in music, I can utilize the monetary gains from music, and push forward with the creation of a state-of-the-art learning learning center that is affordable to those parents who are in dire need of making a way for their child through education. It’s an unfortunate issue of education biases that the inner city community struggles with, and I want to bring change within those areas by being a catalyst of opportunity beyond violence and crime. If kids can see that it is possible to be whatever they will like to be, it brings hope and determination to strive for better living, instead of being in a society where the negative portrayal of the media outweigh the positive that exists in struggling communities. All of these things are possible, and I feel that in order for me to be effective in my lifetime, and to touch the hearts of millions across the globe, I can touch their hearts through my music, and therefore open the doors for my true desire of giving back to the families of the struggling communities with the best available learning center for the families hoping to keep children out of the streets.

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