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Jan 1, 2011, 02:53pm   #
Topic of your choice - Ithaca College and SUNY at Ferdonia common application.

A lot of kids would have happily played with their toys untill they broke them; I didn't. When my parents would hand me a toy, I would pick up a screwdriver and dismantle the toys to see what made them tick. As I grew up, I learnt to fix a lot of things like computers and vacuum cleaners on my own. Seeing this a lot of people would say that I was going to be an engineer for sure. But it all changed entirely when I got my first guitar during my freshman year in high school.

My mom got me a cheap guitar because I was creating, rather than solving, problems with my screwdrivers. I knew that I loved technology but I also knew that I loved innovation even more. I picked up the guitar but didn't put it down. I took lessons from a friend and soon began playing impressively. I wouldn't let go of my guitar until the day I really heard myself sing.

With my knowledge of guitar and vocal abilities, I soon started singing in public. Everyone loved my performances but that was clearly not enough for me. I started taking vocal lessons and the improvement I found in my new self motivated me even more. I distinctly remember singing a song 'Hey there delillah' at the orientation for the juniors at the beginning of my senior year. A little less than a year had already passed when, one day, a girl ran into me. "Hey! You're the guy that sang 'Hey there delillah' at our orientation. You were really good. I love that song". The words "I love that song" gave me a whole new direction.

I did a little research and it turned out that nobody actually knew me with my name; all they remembered was the face and more importantly the song. Within a couple of days, all the juniors who walked around me all year had started becoming some of the best friends I ever had. And all I got out of this was how much meaning a song could carry.

I had started devoting a lot of my attention to new and different songs when one called "Fireflies" by Owl City caught my attention. The music comprised of a strange sound that was unlike anything i had ever heard. And to my utmost amazement it made me feel strongly elated. Not just happy but cheerful and warm inside. Everytime I listened to a song from this band I would feel, wierdly enough, very happy. I had spent almost an entire year listening to those when i was depressed or down. These songs were entirely my secret to being ridiculously lively and up all the time. I had found a treasure that would fill my life with happiness and smiles; in turn I would spread happiness into the lives of everyone around me.

I am a living example of the eficacy of sounds to touch lives and create miracles, to spread happiness and to create a better day for everyone. The main reason for me to want to major in Sound Recording Technology is to connect with people and to indulge myself in the study of a common language of sounds that has brought the world together. I someday hope to create something beautifu to add colour to the lives of everyone in and out-of reach.

Jan 1, 2011, 03:22pm   #
I think overall your essay is pretty good

I think you should rephrase this sentence. It sounds a little awkward
The main reason for me to want to major in Sound Recording Technology is to connect with people and to indulge myself in the study of a common language of sounds that has brought the world together.



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