Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?
I sat at my desk brainstorming which direction to go in composing my first beat. I had discovered a new program called FL Studio - an audio workstation that allows amateurs to produce music - and I was hooked. My fingers were tapping, adding an imaginary drum stem to the composition. I worked tirelessly, playing with the infinite choices of instruments to create melodies. I settled on the piano and started to play. As I added drums to the beat pattern, I realized how much I enjoyed this newfound pastime. The instrument stems started coming together like a confluence of streams merging into a single, harmoniously melodic river.
That was the very first time I had ever tried to compose a song.
Prior to that moment in freshman year, I was just a connoisseur on various kinds of music. Composing and producing offered a completely different form of expression; I was finally able to place myself in the shoes of the artists that I admired - I could make my own music. This went on to become a hobby that I invested much of my free time in - a creative outlet amidst studying, activities, and family time.
When composing and producing, I often put many hours and weeks of time and effort into just one song. One could say I am quite the perfectionist since I do everything possible to make my vision of a song complete. Once I reach that vision, I work even further to perfect the song because of how passionate I am about my music. After producing for a...