should I submit the music supplement?

<p>Hi, I'm planning to submit the music supplement for my college application..
I talked to my music teacher, and she also thinks it's worth sending it..
So I recorded the music several weeks ago..</p>

<p>I've read some of the posts on the college confidential thesedays..
Now I'm a bit worried whether my talent is good enough for the music supplement.</p>

<p>I have played the piano since I was 5.
I'm involved in various music bands in my school and won the second place in my city music competition, and music awards at school.
I'm not like someone who is a child prodigy and won international competitions...
but I think I'm well above the average..</p>

<p>It might sound like cliche, but music is a significant part of my life,
and even though I don't want to major in music, I want to be involved in music activities
in college. </p>

<p>Should I submit the music supplement?
How would adcom react to this??</p>

<p>You should really submit it. Unless it's god-awful, it's not really going to be held against you. (And since you've been playing so long, plus music teacher) If it's apart of your life, you should show colleges it.</p>

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Should I submit the music supplement?
How would adcom react to this??

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<p>Depends completely on the school. Might be worth a data point or two at LACs, small college or university program. Unless you would be competitive in a conservatory level admission, it won't matter at most of the Ivy, Ivy-like schools.</p>

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but I think I'm well above the average..

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<p>What you think is not necessarily a valid benchmark. An objective professional assessment is a better indicator. If your private instructor has the appropriate training and background to gauge your talent across a broad base, then by all means send it.</p>

<p>Worth the read if you haven't seen it. <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/parents-forum/738525-how-strong-music-ec.html?highlight=music%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/parents-forum/738525-how-strong-music-ec.html?highlight=music&lt;/a> There are additional music supplement thread links in three separate posts within that thread as well.</p>

<p>Thanks Violadad!
By the way, what exactly is the conservatory level..?</p>

<p>A couple of definitions here: <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/956547-what-constitutes-conservatory-level-musicianship.html?highlight=conservatory+level%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/956547-what-constitutes-conservatory-level-musicianship.html?highlight=conservatory+level&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Props to violadad for answering all these questions about music supplements, even when they are repeats of questions he's already answered.</p>