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Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Music, Composition
Master of Arts, Composition
Doctor of Musical Arts, Composition
Before joining College Coach, my educational and professional background specialized in the arts. As an admissions counselor for California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), I had the opportunity to review and decide on the applications of young musicians, dancers, actors, artists, animators, and filmmakers. After that, I became Chair of the Music Department of the New Mexico School for the Arts and advised high school students on their next steps into higher education—be it for an arts-based discipline, a STEM field, a future career in medicine, or a broader education in the liberal arts. While at ArtCenter College of Design, I reviewed applicants to Master’s-level programs in visual art and technical design disciplines, often engaging with creative technologists, aspiring entrepreneurs, and creative problem solvers of all types. I am fortunate to have had such a varied professional experience that has allowed me to see college admissions through many different lenses, and it is this experience that I bring with me to College Coach.
This week we learn more about college admission counselor Kurt Isaacson’s music-oriented college journey as well as his favorite approach to college research.