My Ultimate Passion as an Ultimate Career

Scholarship Entrant: Kierstyn from Glendale, Arizona
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 Kierstyn: 25

My ultimate dream would be to lead a touring, hard rock, Christian band as head songwriter, the pianist, and the guitarist. Although I have been encouraged to find a more practical dream, I feel my dream isn’t as impossible as supposed, especially since I have a few reachable goals to get there.

First of all, I would need to finish college and get my composition degree. Not just as a “fallback plan”, but also to become superb at my craft. I am also planning to get a certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship, and the marketing skills learned there could help me greatly with the business side of booking gigs and self promotion.

I have already written and recorded an album of full material. I just need to keep pursuing connections with fellow musicians over the next few years at Arizona State in order to form a serious band who would be willing to perform live the songs I have already recorded.

The songs I want to share with the world are songs that depict specific situations like divorce, sexual abuse, stress in college, ect. They do so mainly but not exclusively in a storytelling manner, being as specific as possible so to provide an answer to the difficult questions and situations that life sometimes presents. I only hope that I can someday share music that sympathizes with hardship while exposing the reality of it, and doing so with an overtone of hope and redemption through Jesus Christ.

Vote for Kierstyn: 25

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