Caroline F — Student — Denver, CO (San Francisco Conservatory)
Since I was a kid, my dream was to go to Berklee College of Music. Fast forward to me as a junior in high school, with this same dream unwilling to see any kind of reality where I would not be attending Berklee College of Music. My infatuation with Berklee led my mother and I to Steve Lipman. I told him I would entertain other schools, but my main goal was Berklee. Steve and I came up with a lengthy list of schools I would apply to and narrowed it down to five (which was four more I would’ve applied to, thanks to Steve).
College applications for everyone else was the most stressful time of the year, but since I was with Steve, it was a breeze. I was confident in everything I submitted to each school, I even submitted my materials early. I was fortunate enough to have professionals that Steve was in contact with, give me notes on my music and essays. I got accepted into every single school I applied to with scholarships. Even though Steve worked at Berklee College of Music, he helped me choose a school that would be right for me even if it wasn’t Berklee. I ended up not choosing Berklee, but I think young me would be even more excited about the school I did choose. I can confidently say that without Steve Lipman’s help, I wouldn't be at my dream school right now. I really love my new school, and I have you to thank.