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Tracy Chow

Tracy Chow


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Tracy's work combines: Music, Environment & Nature, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life


I create music for a variety of different uses.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Alfred B. Maclay

  • Bachelor's Degree


    University of Florida

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Music Directors & Composers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Journalism

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Music was my first love.

  • 2.

    I was obsessed with discovering new music during high school and college.

  • 3.

    After graduation I came home and got a job, and started my first band.

  • 4.

    I learned how to write songs, play well with others, tour, and promote my music.

  • 5.

    After years of playing in different bands, I realized that I was capable of doing everything myself.

  • 6.

    I got a few songs placed in indie films and TV shows, and saw a whole new career door for me.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    My parents were always generally supportive of me being a musician. However, after my mom died, my dad really pressured me to stick around and help take care of him and my brother.

  • How I responded:

    It was tough, but I figured out how to balance my family obligations and my need to create music. I just made sure I managed my time efficiently. I helped out my family, but I also made time for myself. Being the responsible person in your family can be both a blessing and a curse. You just have to stay calm and focused. Be honest with your family about your goals, and share your passion with them. If they get it, they will enjoy the ride with you. If not, at least you made an effort.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Being the daughter of my family, I was expected to find a husband, get married, have kids, and assimilate. Although I did find a husband, I followed my own path and did not submit to a traditional life. I found a fellow creative, supportive human.