School: St. Mark’s School
Intended Major: Musicology
Age: Grade 9
Kiley has a strong passion in music and musicology. She has participated in various extracurricular activities related to music – Stanford Summer Program – Why Music Matters, Mass Choir, A Capella and Student Government at YK Pao School Shanghai. She is ranked top 5% in her class and achieved A* for Music Theory and German Language
What challenges did she face?
- Kiley would like to work on an ancient music research paper and needed strong mentorship to pursue her goals.
She is the Chair of the Musicology Department and Vice Dean of the Division of Research and Scholarly Studies at USC’s Thornton School of Music. She has published music-themed scholarly books, novels and essays and written book reviews.
How did our program help her?
- Kiley was able to learn specific information and research techniques for her interest in ancient music theory.
- Kiley was able to work with a professor from a selective University and to get to know more practical information concerning a career in musicology, e.g., where and where to study for both undergraduate and graduate programs.