My name is Julian Arnheim and I am a senior at River Hill High School in Clarksville, Maryland. Although I have not played many instruments throughout my life and would not consider myself the most talented musician, I would still say I am a lover of anything musical. I have a deep appreciation for both the production and listening of music in almost any form or genre, and I have become enamored by music's ability to transfer a variety of thoughts, emotions, and ideas, whether personal or political, aided by an album cover, visual album or music video. Music, to me, is an immersive manner of storytelling, a tool of gaining perspective, a remedy to emotional distress, and a source of inspiration, expression, and possibly escapism. It is entertainment, knowledge, and a crucial aspect of one's identity. But, regardless of what exactly music means to you, it is an explosive expression of humanity, previewing, at our greatest attempt, the full realm of the human experience.
This is why I love music.