If I could, I would.

Scholarship Entrant: Chelsea from San Antonio, Texas
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 Chelsea: 50

If I could earn a living playing clarinet, I would. You could hear me playing all day and all night, inspiring others to breathe and live in harmony.
If I could earn a living conducting a community ensemble, I would. Anyone with skills could join my immense ensemble, an orchestra of players of all ages, volunteering their time to put on free concerts for the public in public spaces. Every single player would love every minute of rehearsal and performance. We would express our passion and emotions with the crowds that would gather to enjoy the beautiful sonorities.
If I could earn a living teaching private music lessons, I would. Clarinet, saxophone, guitar, and piano sounds would ring out from elementary, middle, and high schools. My students would perform weekly concerts in parks, schools, assisted living complexes, and hospitals, bringing joy to everyone who is close enough to hear.
If I could earn a living bringing classical music to developing countries, I would. Residents of nations from Costa Rica to Algeria would be introduced to the rich timbres of wind and string music, inspiring calm and peace.
I can earn a living in music, and I will.

Vote for Chelsea: 50

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