Should I Submit a Music Portfolio to Brown?

Hi there,

I am currently a senior who is applying ED to Brown. I play the trombone, and talked about music in both my common app essay and one of the Brown supplements. So naturally, I thought it would be a good idea to submit a music portfolio via Slideroom to Brown.

However, after doing some research, it seems like it is not the admissions officers who review music portfolios, but rather they send them to the department chair of music for review? I also read that portfolios rarely, if ever, make much of an impact on one's application.

I am quite confident that I can successfully create a high quality portfolio, but was wondering if it is worth the time and effort? I do have the common theme of music throughout my application, but am torn on whether I should add the additional component of a portfolio.

If anyone has any insight/ experience on Brown supplements, please let me know! I'd really appreciate it. :)

1 Answer

  • John
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    You do not mention if you intend to major in Music.  If the answer is yes, you would almost certainly need to present a video.  If the answer is no, I would see little point in it.  

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