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Kazah Dixon

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Bio

I’ve always had a love and passion for music since the age of two. I was always drawn to different genres of music and instruments. As a toddler, I would beat on different objects as if I was playing the drums. My dad made a strap to go around my neck for my toy drum so I could act like I was in the marching band. I also enjoyed singing songs and listening to tons of music with my family. Music has been and still is a major part of my life. In middle school I started playing the trumpet and developed a passion for playing in the band. I love playing in concerts, going to practices, and learning new things about my craft everyday. Playing the trumpet opened my eyes to listening to music differently, and opened the door to several other music opportunities. Following that, I began to produce music. Production has benefited me in learning various types of music. Producing music is my stress reliever, my break away, and a time where I can create whatever I want. Producing and arranging music made me realize that I wanted to do music for the rest of my life.

Education

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Bachelor's degree program
2022 - 2026
  • Majors:
    • Education, General
    • Music

Martha Ellen Stilwell School For The Performing Arts

High School
2018 - 2022

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Music
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Music

    • Dream career goals:

      Education and Production

      Sports

      Swimming

      Club
      2015 – 20183 years

      Arts

      • Florida A&M Wind Symphony

        Music
        https://youtu.be/RfDCuwYCblA
        2022 – Present
      • Florida A&M Marching 100

        Music
        https://youtu.be/MPfMZ5btWRU
        2022 – Present
      • Stilwell Wind Ensemble

        Music
        2018 – 2022
      • Stilwell Jazz Ensemble

        Music
        2019 – 2022
      • Georgia State Youth Rialto Jazz Orchestra

        Music
        2020 – 2022
      • Singing Brothers of Stilwell

        Music
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHQaJKsU6Jc
        2018 – 2022

      Public services

      • Volunteering

        Florida A&M Marching 100 — Musician
        2022 – Present
      • Volunteering

        Beta Club — 2021-2022 President
        2018 – 2022

      Future Interests

      Advocacy

      Volunteering

      Philanthropy

      Entrepreneurship

      Private (PVT) Henry Walker Minority Scholarship
      I believe community service and giving back to the black community play a big part in children's lives. Without community service and giving back to the community, I wouldn't be able to do or accomplish the things that I have done today. Community service helps take students like me and put them in more advanced places than where they started. And being a student of the arts, without these acts of service, our school music programs wouldn't be able to thrive and continue to grow. People helping fund the furtherment of my career and other musicians' careers, is a big reason why I believe community service is so important. My first step to normal black excellence and strengthening the next generation is going back to where my music career started. I would visit the middle schools that I previously attended to mentor and give free music lessons. My goal would be to inspire and motivate young and upcoming musicians. Most African-American students don’t know about or can’t afford private music lessons. I believe I’m a more advanced musician because of the private music lessons my parents invested in. When students have the opportunity to learn more about their craft, they start sounding better, get excited and begin to excel. Secondly, since it's been an extremely long time since I have been in middle school, being a mentor to these younger students will help them be more advanced moving forward in their musical journey. Teaching them how to balance their musical lives with school work, how to fit in practice time when they are crammed with work, and many other challenges when it comes to being a musician would all be taught in the mentor session I would have with these kids. The next step I would take in giving back to the community is by helping kids at my previous high school. I would give them the same opportunities and chances I received when I first started high school. I would also assist them with tutorial and counseling sessions. Because high school is a new environment with new people and new issues, it will be good for them to have someone they feel comfortable talking to. Someone who has gone through similar circumstances and can relate to what they are going through. I would also provide private music lessons and opportunities to perform outside of school. I would help them see that there is more to performing than just in the band room. When I got this experience, it opened my eyes to a whole new world of music and I would love to give this opportunity to other students. As you can see, giving back to the arts is one of my top priorities, especially since I attend a school of the arts. I want to be like the individuals that assisted my rural community through our fine arts programs. What I want to do is help black schools' art programs and provide children with a positive environment in which they may express themselves through their art forms. My purpose is and will be to help my community flourish by assisting the black youth in the area of fine arts.
      Corderius M. Webster Memorial Scholarship
      I’ve always had a love and passion for music since the age of two. I was always drawn to different genres of music and instruments. As a toddler, I would beat on different objects as if I was playing the drums. I also enjoyed singing songs and listening to tons of music with my family. Music has been and still is a major part of my life. In middle school, I started playing the trumpet and developed a passion for playing in the band. I later continued my musical career at Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts. Playing the trumpet opened my eyes to producing my music, and opened the door to several other opportunities throughout my career. For example, taking my passion and education seriously has resulted in the biggest accomplishment of my life thus far: being at my dream school, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, also known as FAMU. I am majoring in Music Education and also a proud member of the Florida A&M Marching 100. Being shown black excellence by the students, professors, and marching band at my university allowed me to see how I wanted to give back and empower others to receive the same experience I’m receiving. I will be able to pay it forward to other black students in my community who want to follow in my footsteps by earning my degree. I will be able to travel to any school and serve, educate, and give back the same memorable experience my band directors provided me. My goal is to provide black students with endless opportunities to help push them in their musical endeavors. As you can see, giving back to the arts is one of my top priorities, especially since I attend a school of the arts. I want to be like the individuals that assisted my rural community through our fine arts programs. My purpose is and will be to help my community flourish by assisting the black youth in the area of fine arts. What I most desire for my future is to have a greater connection with God, to be physically and mentally strong, and to have a successful music career at Florida A&M University. As I continue on my life's path, God has taught and blessed me in countless ways. As I develop as a Christian, I want to continue to embrace his words and form an even greater and deeper relationship with him. While doing so, I want to flourish academically and musically at my HBCU, Florida A&M University. Music is my greatest love, and I hope to continue studying it in order to become a world-renowned producer or a music teacher who can assist kids in improving their musical skills.
      Mark A. Jefferson Teaching Scholarship
      I’ve always had a love and passion for music since the age of two. I was always drawn to different genres of music and instruments. As a toddler, I would beat on different objects as if I was playing the drums. I also enjoyed singing songs and listening to tons of music with my family. Music has been and still is a major part of my life. In middle school, I started playing the trumpet and developed a passion for playing in the band. I later continued my musical career at Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts. Playing the trumpet opened my eyes to producing my music, and opened the door to several other opportunities throughout my career. For example, taking my passion and education seriously has resulted in the biggest accomplishment of my life thus far: being at my dream school, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, also known as FAMU. I am majoring in Music Education and also a proud member of the Florida A&M Marching 100. Being shown black excellence by the students, professors, and marching band at my university allowed me to see how I wanted to give back and empower others to receive the same experience I’m receiving. I will be able to pay it forward to other black students in my community who want to follow in my footsteps by earning my degree. As you can see, giving back to the arts is one of my top priorities, especially since I attend a school of the arts. I want to be like the individuals that assisted my rural community through our fine arts programs. What I want to do is help black schools' art programs and provide children with a positive environment in which they may express themselves through their art forms. I will be able to travel to any school and serve, educate, and give back the same memorable experience my band directors provided me. My goal is to provide black students with endless opportunities to help push them in their musical endeavors. My purpose is and will be to help my community flourish by assisting the black youth in the area of fine arts. I believe I should be considered for this scholarship because it would greatly help me attend my preferred college, Florida A&M University. Given I am from Georgia, the cost of living there is extremely expensive considering that I qualify as an out-of-state student. This scholarship would ease some of my parents' financial problems while at the same contributing to the cost of attending my preferred university and carrying on the family legacy. Thank you so much for your time and consideration for this scholarship opportunity.
      Godi Arts Scholarship
      I’ve always had a love and passion for music since the age of two. I was always drawn to different genres of music and instruments. As a toddler, I would beat on different objects as if I was playing the drums. I also enjoyed singing songs and listening to tons of music with my family. Music has been and still is a major part of my life. In middle school, I started playing the trumpet and developed a passion for playing in the band. I later continued my musical career at Martha Ellen Stilwell School of the Arts. Playing the trumpet opened my eyes to producing my music, and opened the door to several other opportunities throughout my career. For example, taking my passion and education seriously has resulted in the biggest accomplishment of my life thus far: being at my dream school, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, also known as FAMU. I am majoring in Music Education and also a proud member of the Florida A&M Marching 100. Being shown black excellence by the students, professors, and marching band at my university allowed me to see how I wanted to give back and empower others to receive the same experience I’m receiving. I will be able to pay it forward to other black students in my community who want to follow in my footsteps by earning my degree. As you can see, giving back to the arts is one of my top priorities, especially since I attend a school of the arts. I want to be like the individuals that assisted my rural community through our fine arts programs. What I want to do is help black schools' art programs and provide children with a positive environment in which they may express themselves through their art forms. I will be able to travel to any school and serve, educate, and give back the same memorable experience my band directors provided me. My goal is to provide black students with endless opportunities to help push them in their musical endeavors. My purpose is and will be to help my community flourish by assisting the black youth in the area of fine arts. I believe I should be considered for this scholarship because it would greatly help me attend my preferred college, Florida A&M University. Given I am from Georgia, the cost of living there is extremely expensive considering that I qualify as an out-of-state student. This scholarship would ease some of my parents' financial problems while at the same contributing to the cost of attending my preferred university and carrying on the family legacy. Thank you so much for your time and consideration for this scholarship opportunity.