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Variance in Extracurriculars

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I feel like I spend a lot of time doing extracurriculars, but when I write them down they always look kinda blah. Mostly i think it's because they all look the same...i'm involved in my school choir, jazz choir, choir executive committee, orchestra, and music lessons. It's ALL music. I feel like people won't understand that it's still a huge time commitment...do you think it'll effect my applications?
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Most scholarships are looking for the leadership and contribution aspects of your EC's not just participation. I agree your Ec's as listed do appear very one dimensional.

What you can do is present them individually and point out the leadership or contribution involved. Differentiate them.

Example: School Choir --- do you just participate or are you involved in leadership, mentoring, etc. Exec Committee - did you organize fundraising, fun group activities, make presentations. Music lessons, are you taking them or giving them.

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On the positive side, it does show you're dedicated. If you can stress how these ECs show your leadership talents, then it could work out for you.
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there are a lot of scholarships that will be looking for dedication so iot definately shows you're dedicated :)
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A photo of brittanypye brittanypye
there are also a TON of scholarships for people involved in the arts, like music, so try to seek out these and you should be in a good position to win one or more :colors:
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