For my senior capstone I decided to create and release my debut music project. I created an EP entitled “DI4A The Prologue” (Did It For Annaliza). I’ve been inconsistently making music for the last 4 years. Since July I’ve been working harder and beginning to obtain consistency with results. My mother committed suicide on thanksgiving morning freshman year and I’ve been torn ever since. Throughout all the wins and losses I took throughout my life losing my mother is without a doubt the biggest one. When she died everybody looked at me (a 13 year old boy) to keep everything together. Long story short everything I do is for my mom which is why I decided to dedicate this series to her. The idea is I’m telling my story in a book setup, thus “The Prologue” in the title. A prologue is basically a warm up to the first chapter (DI4A Chapter 1) which I’ll be releasing in November. My original idea was to create a documentary on this subject but instead I decided to do an autobiography. After I got the autobiography idea I accumulated the idea of writing a short story book. I researched book setups on powerful stories. In other words I looked up how it was structured as in Prologue, Chapter buildups and I went in and out of Background information etc…. I attained inquiry from myself and my older sister honestly. We sat at the table countless nights in the studio while I was writing out the EP investigating each others hearts and memories looking for different perspective routes that would draw in the listeners as well as create an effective mode of storytelling while getting the messages across. Inquiry was also used while listening to the greatest storytelling artists looking for the methods they use. The collaboration process was probably the easiest part of it all. I collaborated with my studio engineer, my producers, other artists (KHI included). The presentation aspect for me consisted of releasing the project on a selected date & time as well as promoting and uploading the project to a few major music websites. The reflection is self explanatory I wrote about things I’ve done in the past and where it got me or what it did for me. I sat and thought about the last 4 years of my life and what it did to me and what I hope it’s leading me too and what I can gain from it. I learned throughout this whole process that I can really touch people and this gift I have in expressing myself over beats is 1 of 1. I’ve learned that it’s a formula for success in this business and right now I’m on track to get where I’ve dreamed of being in the next 4 to 5 years and even sooner if I handle my business. I wouldn’t change anything, I would actually add to what I’ve done. If I could go back I would have made time to get my visuals finished so that people could visualize the story better.