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Music at Penn (Hook?)

kawaeegirlkawaeegirl Posts: 11Registered User New Member
edited December 2007 in University of Pennsylvania
I was just wondering if playing a rare instrument would be considered a "hook"?

I am a bassist among other things and I was hoping this would help me stand out at least a little.

Also, does anyone know where to find the teachers for specific instruments? I can't find it on their website.

Thank you!
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Replies to: Music at Penn (Hook?)

  • dufaydufay Posts: 381Registered User Member
    Penn does not have a conservatory, but Phila. abounds with music of all kinds (Curtis is the most selective conservatory in the US) and it should be easy to find a teacher.
  • B05T0NB05T0N Posts: 945- Member
    A friend of mine is a nationally recognized Mandolin player. Now tell me you have a hook...

    That wont help you get into Penn. Yes, you can find teachers in the area.
  • crashingwavescrashingwaves Posts: 1,120Registered User Senior Member
    Bass is not actually that rare. If you are really good (national, international recognition) then it could be a hook, otherwise, it is just a good EC. If you are interested in playing in college there should be no problem finding a teacher. There a ton of performance opportunities at Penn as well. PM me if you have any questions about ensembles or anything.
  • lavenderjadelavenderjade Posts: 78Registered User Junior Member
    actually, i don't think it matters that you are playing a rare instrument or not (and i think the bass is totally awesome, i play the violin... bleh). I sent in a recording of my piano playing for them and i got accepted. I heard from someone ( a perhaps reliable source) that penn likes artsy people. So if you send in an arts supplement, it definitely can't hurt you. And you're super good, that's definitely a bonus and WILL make you stand out.
  • mantiz24mantiz24 Posts: 116Registered User Junior Member
    I'm a freshman right now, I'm in the Penn Symphony and there is a definite need for basses. The music dept does listen to the arts supplement as far as I know, and i'm sure it'll help.
  • mrngmrng Posts: 13Registered User New Member
    Honestly, I think you have an incredible chances. My dad, is the conductor in Penn's Symphony and he told me that he is desperate for Korean American, girl, anthropology major, bassists who have a nice booty.
    In the 21st century, there is a serious lack of bassists who also have strong academics. In my opinion, YOU'RE IN!!!!
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