Unlike many of his peers, my son doesn’t want to go too far from home (Seattle). He’s hoping for UW, and pretty stressed out about his odds. I’m wondering what others think, based on his stats:
Planned major: music
3.96 GPA, 4.2 weighted
Several AP classes, one College in HS class (run by UW)
Extracurriculars focused almost entirely on jazz and music in general:
-lots of soloist awards, including one from Essentially Ellington, the big festival held in NYC
-participates in a personal combo, not connected to school
-has done a lot of gigs, for pay and as a volunteer; raised money for the George Floyd family by putting on a concert
-worked as an assistant at the jazz camp held at a local middle school
-marching band (lead for his section)
Other than that, just recreational sports, but those ended a couple of years ago when he got too busy with music.
-the first was on a challenge he experienced. He wrote about dealing with me having an especially nasty cancer when he was a kid, and how music helped him through that. Talked about how music can change lives, discussed the benefit concert as an example.
-second was on how he brings diversity to the school…tricky for a standard straight white guy! He talked about his extended family, which is multi-ethnic due to his grandmother marrying two men who weren’t white, along with his white grandfather. Talking about learning tolerance as a family value thanks to her values and life experiences.
So that’s it! I have no idea, having never done this stuff before (his two older sisters were on completely different paths). Am hoping the smart minds here can help me out, one way or another!