You walk into a room. It is an odd looking room. Its lights are dim. Small lights of reds and greens catch your attention from the center of the room. You step in closer and immediately notice the foam covered walls. There is a window. However, instead of a view of the outdoors, this window looks into another room. In this room, a microphone stand is visible. You focus in on the red and green lights and notice they come from a board with faders and a mass amount of buttons. You are in my most favorite place to be, a recording studio.
I am a sophomore, music technology major at Oral Roberts University. My dream is to become a music producer. Music is my passion. I have played the violin for 14 years, sing in a band, play guitar, as well as piano. I have played in orchestras for 10 years, in school and in the Tulsa Youth Symphony, having played first chair violin in my high school orchestra. I could not dream of doing anything other than music. But, it was not always this way. I grew up wanting to be a doctor. Some say that it is from my Korean heritage. As a bicultural child of Korean and Caucasian decent, it is probably true. Knowing how hard-nosed and driven my Korean mother is, she was somewhat upset when I told her as a junior in high school about my aspirations of going into the music industry. Her dream for me was to become a doctor and become wealthy. But, that was her dream, not mine. Now that she has seen me put my all into music, she has also put her all into supporting my dream by working extremely hard to pay for my education.
The Korean heritage is a part of me and I take much pride in it. I have even decided that once I have earned my degree in music technology, I will take my skills and knowledge to the growing Korean music industry, specifically the top Korean record label called JYP Entertainment.
An education is very important to me. However, sitting in a classroom is not enough for me. I must excel in everything I do. I currently have a...