Music technology personal statement
Music is something I feel very passionate about, my experience in various areas of the industry has fed this passion and I am very keen to strive towards a career in this very area. Although being 24 years of age I am pushing myself as far as need be to achieve where I want to be in the future. And I feel the Music Technology course will be a perfect way to help with my career choice.
I have been out of formal education for a while now, but during this time I have gained qualifications. My NVQ level 3 in communications technologies (systems) I achieved during my 4 years in the British Army. This course had given me great technical understanding and an interest in technical work. From setting up and using a variety of systems, faultfinding, and general system uploading to usage. I also have found myself to be very technical minded and have never had problems with technical work, often finding myself picking up new things very easily and quickly. I enjoyed the course and it proved to me able to still undertake schooling without difficulties.
At the moment I am working with a live sound company. This company puts on a lot of live shows from local bands to signed artists, as well as working at music festivals. Working with them I am learning all about using mixing desks and set ups. I aim to use the experience gained from this towards the course and give me understanding of the use of the equipment, and processes of engineering sound.
Currently I am self-teaching the use of programs such as CUBASE/PROTOOLS to also gain experience and knowledge of the use of these programs. I have very much enjoyed what I have learned and done so far, and I wish to push myself as much as I can, to do the work to a high level and prove that I am capable of the work and to show my passion in music.
This summer I followed my love of the industry even more by going on to work a variety of music festivals. Working at the music festivals, gave me a good insight of certain jobs and roles inside to industry, and pushed me into striving towards doing what I can to help myself get a career that I wish for my future.
I also have acquired other experience in the field for music, these include
-Working in a music promotions company, this involved putting on a variety of live music events.
-Being a regular paid dj at a few local bath clubs and venues
-At music festivals, I have so far worked as a volunteer, but have also been a stage manager, for a 500+ person one-day festival event.
My experience of pushing my self far has been shown to me, and others, in the work I have had since leaving the Army. These jobs have included being a store supervisor for a UK wide clothing store. I also have worked as a bar supervisor. In both roles I enjoyed the pressures of the job as I found I used it to push myself further in bettering my work and keeping it to a high standard of excellence.
Personally I also have a great love of film. I love meeting new people and experiencing new things. I am a people person who enjoys company of friends, and making the most of even bad situations. I enjoy reading and going out to music events such as gigs and festivals.
I enjoy working on my own, but also with other people. As part of a working team I enjoy the benefits of being able to help others as well as accepting any help myself. I continually push myself to always work to a high standard, and also under high pressures. I find that I am very technically minded, and usually very capable of having an understanding of how things work.
I am looking forward to the prospect of going to university, and especially having the opportunity of gaining a place on this course, as it is something I really am excited about doing for my future.
This personal statement was written by sreid for application in 2010.
music technology at Cardiff University
this was my finished music tech personal statement, it took me many drafts and advice to get it to this, which was what i was finnaly happy with. it is this statement that i would say helped me get an unconditional offer from the university of glamorgan, which i have accepted
i would be interested though to hear what you guys think of it, what i may have been able to do better, or if there is any thing you may be able to use to help in your own personal statement
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