Earlier this week, we wrote about Kwasi Enin, the high school senior who was admitted to all eight Ivy League schools.
Along with rankly highly in his class and scoring 2250 on his SAT Kwasi wrote an impressive college essay.
Music has become the spark of my intellectual curiosity. I directly developed my capacity to think creatively around problems due to the infinite possibilities in music. There are millions of combinations of key signatures, chords, melodies, and rhythms in the world of music that wait to become attached to a sheet of staff lines and spaces. As I began to explore a minute fraction of these combinations from the third grade onwards, my mind began to formulate roundabout methods to solve any mathematical problem, address any literature prompt, and discover any exit in an undesirable situation. In middle school, my mind also started to become adept in the language of music. Playing the works of different composers, such as Kol Nidrei by Max Bruch and Coriolan Overture by Ludwiv Van Beethoven, expends my diverse musical vocabulary, my breadth of techniques and my ability to practice in order to succeed in solo performances.
Read the entire essay here.
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