Music Man

Describe an activity or experience that has been or is especially important to you. Reflect on the meaning of this experience, and how it has prepared you for college and the Medical Scholars Program (500 words or less.)

Music has been an especially important activity for me. Although I have chosen to be involved in a variety of activities, the one that has been most rewarding for me is performing in a band. In junior high school, I organized a band that has since been playing for local functions. Involvement in music has not only given me enjoyment but also has given me a positive outlet for self-expression and given me the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for success in all aspects of life.

Learning to balance rehearsal with studying and other extracurricular activities has helped me to develop time management skills. While I have spent countless hours practicing and performing music, I have continued to take many advanced placement courses and have maintained an excellent GPA. I believe that the invaluable skill of time management has better prepared me for higher education and will allow me to take advantage of the wide variety of opportunities available at UW-Madison and its Medical Scholars Program.

Teamwork and leadership skills are also key components of success. In order to meet the demands of all our band members, as well as the demands of diverse genres of music, compromises had to be made. Although at times made...

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