"In an essay, discuss how your personal background informs your decision to pursue a graduate degree. Please include any educational, familial, cultural, economic, or social experiences, challenges, or opportunities relevant to your academic journey; how you might contribute to social or cultural diversity within your chosen field; and/or how you might serve educationally underrepresented segments of society with your degree."
Well, I have a vagina, therefore, I can make almost any gathering of composers more diverse. And I'm as queer as a 3 euro coin. And I don't really want to write an essay about how I have a vagina and am as queer as 3 euro coin, but I also want to go to your school very much. It's not that I don't value diversity, it's that I don't feel comfortable having certain labels pinned to me and I guess I could be a poster boi for queers, but I'm really not in the mood to talk about how i could one day be a positive female role model for future generations, which is what I think that they mean by social diversity. Also, I mean, it's very clear to me that every music department is enhanced by having feminist genderqueers as TAs or professors, but maybe they're trying to ask about class issues. How liberal is UC these days, anyway?
I just want to be one of the guys.