I’d love some thoughts on my profile and strengths and weaknesses you see. Let me know if you have questions!
Major: Music Business
School list: NYU, USC, UCLA, UMIAMI, CSU Northridge, Berklee, Georgia University, Belmont, LA film, Fordham, New School, Loyola, Howard, Pace
Black, white, and Arabian
Adopted, gay, and non binary
Upper Middle Class Family
Private College Prep High school
HS Gpa: 2.9 UW
College GPA: 3.9UW
62 Units by Spring 2023
Left with a GED junior year of highschool and didn’t go to CC full time until 2 years later. took another year after a completed semester because of Covid.
-Honors Society Member
-Honors society chair of marketing
-VP and president of college literary magazine
-Berklee music business intensive
-Floor staff for one of the biggest concert promoters in the country
-Selective (<20%) 9 month music business program
-Marketing and talent buying internships
-Music blog founder
-Volunteer for non profit music groups
-startup artist development company
Letter of Recs from music business program director and from Professor who’s also the advisor for the literary magazine and honors society.
I wouldn’t term yourself a 3 time college dropout. Not going to college directly after high school is not termed dropping out. And a lot of students took time off during Covid.
It’s looking like you also have a lot of related experience that you’ve been accruing during your time away from school, assuming you want to do something with the music industry. This is not my area of expertise, but hopefully @compmom will chime in as she is very knowledgeable about college music programs.
I noted that Belmont has an adult learner degree in music business, which is geared to non-traditional students and is discounted. Some other programs may too.
If you apply to a BA program that does not audition, see if you can submit a music arts supplement with recording/video if relevant, a music resume and letter(s) that you mentioned relevant to music. It is also possible that the letters alone will detail your experiences.