2116 Lime Rock Court
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 441-1421 Home
(619) 792-9263 Cell
2116 Lime Rock Court
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 441-1421 Home
(619) 792-9263 Cell
My goal is to further my knowledge of and continue my work in the music industry. I have been passionate about music since I was 11 years old. I have two businesses that I started. Both of these businesses revolve around music. My plan is to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Industry and Recording Technology. I want to attend either New York University, Drexel University, or University of Colorado at Denver because these universities have excellent Music Industry programs. These universities also require and provide opportunities to work in internships where I would continue to get hands-on experience as well as the ability to make important contacts for my future. I am passionate about music and theory since it has such a wide range. I also feel that the experiences that I have and my passion for music and creativity are a part of the diversity that I will be able to offer these universities and be able to share with my fellow students. In addition to my love of music (listening, performing, producing), I also enjoy golf, hiking, traveling, politics and current events.
GPA: Will post after 6/2015 grades are recorded
Rank: Will post after 6/2015 grades are recorded
ACT Score: Exam Date 6/2015
12th - AP Government, English, AP Statistics, AP Environmental Science, Honors Choir
11th - AP U.S. History, AP Language, AP Biology, Pre-Calculus, Spanish 3 & 4, Honors Choir
10th - World History, English, Chemistry, Algebra II, Spanish 1 & 2
9th - Pre-AP World History, Honors English, Honors Geometry, Biology, Guitar, P.E.
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th – Valhalla High School Golf Team
Varsity Team – Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
2013 Freshman Player of the Year
Team competes in CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) Matches
Team won League 2015
11th, 12th – Honors Choir
Position – Bass
An audition is required to be a member of the Honors Choir. We sing various pieces ranging from the Renaissance Time Period to Modern Day Pop Music.
11th, 12th – Valhalla Key Club
Members are given opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.
12th – Ping-Pong Club
President – Started a new club at Valhalla High School
Purpose is to promote a healthy atmosphere among students with similar interests that include having fun and playing Ping-Pong.
10th - The Assembly Committee
The purpose of the Assembly Committee is to encourage relationships with students countywide. Members attend events for students from all over the county to meet and interact with one another and learn about the diversity in our world beginning with our own county.
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th - Present – France Sound Studios
Business Owner – Record/Edit/Produce Music
Record, edit and produce music for clients.
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th - Present – Alex France Video and Music Editing Business
Business Owner –Videographer/Video Editor/Film Scoring
Film students’ projects, edit the videos and add music to the videos.
11th, 12th – Animal Shelter Volunteer
Volunteer at Barks-a-Lot Animal Shelter - 486 Raleigh Ave., El Cajon, CA 92019
Help and rescue animals from high kill shelters in Mexico and around the U.S.
Calculate various statistics for multiple clients (homeowners associations) of company.
File checks and invoices received into appropriate homeowners associations' files.
College Personal Essay
As long as I can remember I have been obsessed with the feeling of satisfaction you receive after creating something great. Whether it was with Legos, a picture hand-drawn with crayons or writing a story, I couldn't get enough. Then one day, I discovered something life changing. While surfing the Internet I discovered a program that seemed intriguing, a program that could allow me to create. After having done some more research on the program, I was very curious of its capabilities and decided to try it out for myself. What I didn't know at the time was that I had just discovered the most impactful and vital passage to who I would become today.
The production of electronic music was the purpose of the program, but yet it permitted me so much more. It allowed me to create all sorts of music with no boundaries, but more importantly, it allowed me to be creative, it allowed me to express myself. At the age of 11, I was devoted to producing music. Over time I explored the many different possibilities that the program offered, trying new genres and styles of music. At first the program’s complexity hindered my hopes, but the rewarding possibilities prompted me to stick to it and piece it together day by day.
Throughout the course of my middle school and high school career, I developed more musical knowledge and skills. People soon began to familiarize themselves with what I did and approached me with questions and business propositions. Collaborating with local artists enabled me to visualize what it would be like to work in the music industry while also being able to obtain long-term friends and contacts. When I first began, I only had a family computer to produce music on. I slowly gained more equipment over the years such as a microphone, honest sounding speakers, and a keyboard for ease of composing.
In my freshman year I met someone who would really accelerate my vocation in the music business. He was vastly interested in the music industry and what I did. Overhearing what I did from some friends, he approached me with many questions. By the end of that year, I had taught him a considerable amount of music knowledge, sparking his dedication and the beginning of a journey that I had just started a few years prior.
He and I combined our skills over sophomore and junior year and produced countless tracks together. We posted instrumental tracks online that we created and showed up with various customers. This success gave my friend and me a business idea. Since I was very experienced in mixing and had a quality-sounding microphone, we realized we could provide a service to local artists who are in need of studio time. My friend helps bring in customers while I do the mixing and collaborating in the studio with the artists.
With the competence I have acquired, I want to further my knowledge of the music industry. My plan is to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Industry and Recording Technology. The Music Industry Program that this University has to offer is exactly what I’m looking for. The rigorous courses, co-op opportunities, diversity of students and school spirit that the University has are all a part of what I am looking for. I also feel that the experiences that I have and my passion for music and creativity are a part of the diversity that I will be able to offer the University and share with my fellow students.
Parent Brag Sheet
Twice during Alex’s upbringing Tim (Dad) was away for several months due to his work. When he was younger he took it in stride and spoke with Dad everyday on the phone. The second time that Dad was gone was Alex’s entire Freshman year at Valhalla. The transition to high school might have been made easier if Dad had been here that year. It sure felt great for everyone, including Dad, to have him back home again. We are very fortunate because military families have to go through these experiences over and over again.
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Complete the statements below to help me write your college letter of recommendation.
Moral, aware, and genuine/generous to those who are deserving of.
Learning to be a good person and productive member of society.
Music producer/engineer because it has gained me many contacts and collaboration who I am now good friends with.
Not taking advantage of situations in which I would ultimately benefit from yet feel guilty about.
Blessed to raised in a loving environment with a stable and functional family.
Music, morals, and bettering myself.
Place myself in others shoes and good thing comes to those who are patient and genuine.
Music, to be great what I do.
I charge local artists money for recording sessions on my weekends. Around 2-4 hours per weekend. I like that I get paid for what I love to do, but I do not like how most of the artists who come in are related to only one genre.
The moment I realized I was not happy with who I was, so I decided to start a journey to better myself.
Quote: "Keep your head up" - Cade Baker