how much might sending a supplement help my chances?

<p>ok i admit, this has nothing to do with bagels. I just realized how bothersome the hole in the middle of the bagel becomes when dealing with melted peanut butter and other such toppings.</p>

<p>anyways...</p>

<p>I am hoping (and probably only hoping) to get into some ivies.
I have pretty regular scores and a pretty good gpa, with a decent list of ec's.
It's pretty much a reach for me anywhere though.
So i was wondering, how much might sending a supplement help my chances?
I'm really into guitar.
I'm not one of those kids that thinks he's the **** for being able to play a dave matthews song. lol
I'm more into blues stuff.</p>

<p>I can't read music, or at least, i prefer not to...
But i'm a good soloist, and i have recording software and equipment that i use all the time.</p>

<p>So should i consider sending in some of my work? Or would it be inconsequential given that 3453343245 kids "play" guitar and that i'm not a classically trained guitarist?</p>

<p>Anyone know anything about this?</p>

<p>hit me up. like tupac... if you will.</p>

<p>:)</p>

<p>Generally, they advise against sending supplements just because of the sheer volume of "stuff" they have to sort through. I wouldn't send it in just for that reason. </p>

<p>IMO, unless you're going to inspire a professor or orchestra conductor to say "We want this kid," there's no point.</p>

<p>but wouldnt it show that im more well rounded than i appear on paper?</p>

<p>The definitive thread is here: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/parents-forum/738525-how-strong-music-ec.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/parents-forum/738525-how-strong-music-ec.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>It addresses the Ivys, which attract conservatory and above talent, including a number who have played professionally already.</p>

<p>If you consider your talent of conservatory level regardless of genre (if you can assume you would be competitive at Berklee, USC/Thornton, Belmont on an audition based admit) then submit. Otherwise, it is probably not worth the effort.</p>

<p>The bar changes for most other schools. There are additional links within the first that cover some specific music supplement questions.</p>

<p>It might behoove you to read them.</p>