Tracy Chow

Tracy Chow

Musician/Composer


Komplex

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Music was my first love.
I was obsessed with discovering new music during high school and college.
After graduation I came home and got a job, and started my first band.
I learned how to write songs, play well with others, tour, and promote my music.
After years of playing in different bands, I realized that I was capable of doing everything myself.
I got a few songs placed in indie films and TV shows, and saw a whole new career door for me.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Alfred B. Maclay
Bachelor
Journalism
University of Florida

Career

Musician/Composer

I create music for a variety of different uses.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Music
Environment & Nature
Being Creative

Day to Day

A great day at work begins after the dog has been walked and the cats have been fed. After that, I can grab a guitar and a cup of coffee and walk outside to my yard, and into the recording studio I built next door. Then I start the process of challenging myself to create something new.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I taught myself to play guitar, bass, drums, piano, and a few other things. I did take, literally, a couple of music lessons when I was a kid. However, I found that developing my own style of learning and performing helped me gain the knowledge and confidence to constantly move forward with my craft.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Make sure that you learn the business side of music as well as the creative side. Most artists want to be famous performers, but you can actually make a better living and have more control and career stability if you concentrate on the production, publishing and licensing side of music. You're welcome.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Journalism

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

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."

Challenges I Overcame

Gender