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Can All of My Essays Be About the Same Topic?

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I am an aspiring music major and I wrote my Common App essay about a music-related subject (how performing in band helped me break out of my shell). Now I'm coming across all these supplemental essays asking things like why I was drawn to my major or why I want to go to a certain school (and the answer is that I like their music program). Now it's looking like ALL of my essays are about music. My teacher said that this won't give colleges a well-rounded view of me. Is that true? Should I change my Common App topic to something that doesn't involve music since all the supplemental ones sort of have to be about music?

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