First-year Courtney Hancock camps along with her pals in Deer Creek, Colo., in June 2019. Hancock mentioned she enjoys being in nature.
Pictures Courtesy of Courtney Hancock
First-year Courtney Hancock, a songwriter, singer and guitarist from Denver, launched 5 songs and one cowl on her website and Soundcloud in 2019 and 2020. She mentioned music is her greatest ardour in life.
Hancock mentioned she began singing when she purchased a ukulele in seventh grade. She joined her faculty’s guitar band and she or he was one of many lead singers and guitarists. Now, Hancock is a singer-songwriter who produces her personal music. She largely writes indie and R&B songs.
“Music has the facility to move us to a different time and place,” Hancock mentioned. “I like to harness that energy with a broad viewers of music lovers.”
“I’m on the lookout for alternatives to develop my technical expertise and collaborate with artistic professionals,” Hancock mentioned. “I prefer to push myself in stretching my musical boundaries as a songwriter.”
In hopes of assembly new pals in faculty, Hancock joined the Green Team and Art Club final semester. This semester, Hancock grew to become a member of Word Up. Hancock mentioned she is glad to be on a worship staff and take part in Bible research with different membership members. Hancock by no means had the possibility to do Bible research along with her pals, so she is happy to lastly have the chance.
“This can be a good solution to develop in my religion and produce music again into my life,” Hancock mentioned.
Aside from music, Hancock mentioned she does a whole lot of mountain climbing in Colorado, and one of many issues that brings her probably the most happiness is being in nature. What attracts her about Pepperdine is its close-knit group and the truth that Pepperdine is near nature appears like house to her.
Even if she at all times dreamed of attending Pepperdine, Hancock mentioned she had a tough time deciding between Pepperdine and the NYU Music Business Program. When deciding which faculty to attend, her objective was to enter music advertising and marketing and to be behind the scenes of the music business.
“I got here to the belief very late that Pepperdine was simply the higher place for me to be for the following 4 years,” Hancock mentioned. “New York is sort of a concrete jungle.”
Hancock mentioned selecting between Pepperdine and NYU was one of many hardest selections she has ever needed to make.
“You at all times suppose it’s going be straightforward for your self to simply be your self and comply with what you need to do,” Hancock mentioned. “Issues can get so muddy when taking below account what everybody who’s raised you and all your folks expects of you.”
Hancock mentioned despite the fact that it was a last-minute determination, she was happy with herself for making the suitable determination.
“I considered the place I wished to be, what I wished to do and what the most effective was for me,” Hancock mentioned. “I feel going by way of this means of decision-making actually helped me develop as an individual.”
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