Hello family, friends, and supporters. My name is Cassidy, also known as my artist name 1 A.M.. I am fundraising to pay for my tuition at Full Sail University to get my BS in Audio Producation. I take my education very seriously as I have completed three AAs in Music Technology, Digital Design, and Communications. And despite all odds, I have been able to maintain a high GPA. I need your help to help me complete this chapter in my educational journey and be able to obtain my Bachelor's in Audio Production.
My Educational Journey
When I was a sophomore in high school, I began to write poetry which fast-forwarding into my senior year, evolved into music production. During that time, I taught myself how to make music and rap. Along the way, I was lucky to have received some mentorship along the way to better my skills. Once I graduated high school, I decided to enroll in Cogswell College to pursue my BS Degree in music production. I come from a low-income household with zero education on how getting into college works but I tried anyway. I was able to complete one term only to find out I had a student loan under my credit account. Coming from a lower-class background, this scared me and caused me to quit my education at that school. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to pay the loan back. I was also under the illusion that I could never get my music degree because of my financial situation.
Moving forward, I settled for my plan B, which was an AA in Digital Design. I also obtained a degree in Communications as a backup to my backup plan. During my years at Gav, I pursued music independently, performed locally, and had been releasing musical projects throughout the years. And in all this time of pursuing my education, knowing that in my heart, music is what I wanted to do. After graduating from Gavilan College, my soul was yearning to pursue music. So I decided to go to Foothill College to give it one more go and complete my AA in Music Technology. I graduated with my degree, a 4.0 GPA and even made the Dean’s list!
Today, in this ever-changing world we live in, I have unfortunately come to learn that an Associate’s degree just isn’t enough for some of the jobs I want to get into, especially with salary pay and benefits. I would like to complete my education and be qualified to be hired for a music career. I originally started this GoFundMe for my acceptance to the University of Silicon Valley however, the tuition was beyond expensive. I have also been accepted to Full Sail University and I will continue my education through that college. I don’t want to allow money to be the barrier again as to why I will not obtain a higher education. The other reason is because less than 10% of audio engineers are women so I would love to pave the way and inspire other women with similar dreams!
That is why I am asking for your help. The reality is that scholarships and loans alone will not cover everything. Please consider donating to help me pay for college and complete my BS in Audio Production. Thank you for your time and support. Please share this page.
If you would like to hear my music and view my work, visit my website here .